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Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway pre-show returns at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway is opened again at the ride's pre-show opening to guests on Monday. The story, "Perfect Picnic" set up the background adventure before the attraction. The pre-show last for 1.5 minutes. Click here.
Fireworks are back at Walt Disney World theme parks
Starting on July 1, 2021, fireworks will return to Walt Disney World with both 'Happily Ever After at the Magic Kingdom and 'EPCOT Forever' at EPCOT. 'Happily Ever After' will take place at 9:15PM with EPCOT Forever at park close at 10pm. There hasn't been any announcements regarding the return of Fantastic or the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular show.
What has changed as Disney no longer requires masks to be worn and physical distancing is gone at the Walt Disney World theme parks
Disney has been slow and cautious in its phased approach to reopen. What can you expect in the next days and weeks?
Crowds are back at Disney's theme park. No masks and social distancing will make the return feel a little normal since before the pandemic. Masks are still worn by cast members and some guests. All physical distancing markers have now been removed. The signs advising guests to maintain spacing is still found around the theme parks, however, it is not being enforced.
On buses, Disney removed all plexiglass dividers and increased its capacity. Masks are still required. On monorails, guests are still loaded to specific rows by Cast Members and capacity appears to be around 16 guests per cabin. Masks are still required on monorails.
Rides are now operating at very close to maximum capacity. Guests can now enter queues and rides with no masks. On the Jungle Cruise, there is a barrier between the guests and the Cast Member skipper. Dividers are still in place at Peter Pan's Flight, it's a small world and Haunted Mansion.
Mobile Order is still required for quick service but guests will see more tables opened and dining rooms are close to 100% capacity. Modified menus are still in place and not all locations are open yet.
Disney confirms reopening date of Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World
Disney confirmed that Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge will be opening on August 26, 2021. Booking are now being accepted.
The Disney's BoardWalk Inn opens July 2nd and the Disney's Polynesian Resort is set to open later next month.
For the first time in 17 months, all Disney theme parks across the world are open
For the first time in 17 months, all of Disney's theme parks across the world are open to guests around the world. Disneyland Paris opened this week.