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Ears the News: May 29, 2021 Edition

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Disney unveils its first Walt Disney World 50th anniversary commercial

The World's Most Magical Celebration overview
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Disney unveiled its first commercial for the upcoming 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World beginning October 1, 2021.  


Disney CEO Bob Chapek comments on capacity increases at Disney World

Disney's CEO, Bob Chapek, spoke about increasing capacity at Walt Disney World.  According to the interview, we can expect to see "low double digit increases".   We should see changes around September.  He also mentions that the parks are still adhering to OSHA guidelines that adds some complexity to the process of scaling back restrictions.  

There is also an opportunity to reconsider legacy processes and offering, including ticket pricing and annual pass sales. 

Guests entering Disney's Animal Kingdom without masks for the first time since the park reopened

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Disneyland Resort to allow guests from outside of California and expands the park reservation booking window

Effective June 15, 2021, Disneyland Resort in California will once again welcome guests from outside of California.  Also announced today is an extension of the park reservation booking window to 120 days allowing more time for guests to plan a trip.  

Disneyland will be open to guests from outside of its home state from June 15
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The Avengers Campus opening at Disney California Adventure park on June 4, the reopening of Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel on June 15 and Disneyland Hotel on June 2.  

Disney provides an update on the Jungle Cruise reimagining timeline at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland


The reimagined Jungle Cruise will reopen on July 16, 2021, at Disneyland Resort but has not offered a date for the completion of the project at Walt Disney World.  The attraction at Walt Disney World will remain open as changes are being made.  

Disney also shared some pictures of the new Trader Sam's Gift Shop science being installed on the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland.

Trader Sam's Gift Shop being installed at Disneyland

Jungle Cruise concept art
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Casey Jr Splash 'n' Soak Station refurbishment completed at Magic Kingdom

The refurbishment has been completed at Casey Jr.  Splash 'n' Soak Station.  Each section has been repainted. 

Casey Jr Splash n Soak Station refurbishment completed - May 26 2021
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Disney World competitor, Universal Studios Orlando, drops all masks requirements for fully vaccinated guests

The Disney World competitor dropped all mask requirements for fully vaccinated guests.  All "face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests, indoors or outdoors."  Universal appears to be relying on the honor system to determine fully vaccinated guests.  

Here is the full updated safety guidelines for Universal Orlando:

In accordance with CDC guidelines, face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests, indoors or outdoors. While we do not require proof of vaccination, we do expect those who are not fully vaccinated to wear face coverings while indoors. We encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties, and we remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards.

Here are the latest safety updates for your visit.

  • Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests

  • We do not require proof of vaccinations

  • Guests who are not fully vaccinated are still expected to wear face coverings while indoors

  • We encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties

  • We remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards


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