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Ears the News: July 31, 2021 Edition

 Ears the News Brought to you by our friends at Main Entrance at Peter Pan's Flight has returned The main entrance at Peter Pan's flight has returned after a lengthy refurbishment.  The sign has been gone for several months.   Most areas at Fantasyland are being refreshed just in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World's Mask Guidance The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced new guidelines which recommend that those who are fully vaccinated resume wearing masks when indoors in areas of high transmission. Florida is currently a COVID-19 hotspot and rated at the highest level of transmission by the CDC, with 20% of the nation's cases being reported in the state. Masks are now required in all indoor locations starting July 30th.   Masks are required on all attractions, including those that are primarily outdoors. Examples include Jungle Cruise, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Du

How to Speak Disney

If you've ever heard someone talking about their Disney vacation, you may have thought they were speaking another language with all of the abbreviations, acronyms and Disney terminology. Here at Kingdom Konsultant Travel, we've compiled a list of the most commonly used terms and abbreviations you may hear when planning your Disney vacation. With this list you'll be talking about your ADR at CRT before you know it! (If you're looking for more information about a specific abbreviation or terminology, click on the link when available.) Abbreviations 7DMT - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train  is a family rollercoaster ride located in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park.  ADR - Advance Dining Reservations  at select Disney restaurants can be made 60 days in advance and are highly recommended. Disney Resort Hotel Guests can make reservations up to 60 days in advance plus the length of their stay (up to 10 days).  AK or DAK - Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park  was the last of the four

Tips for Scoring a Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Boarding Group

*Starting September 23, 2021, Disney will pause the use of virtual queue for Star Wars : Rise of the Resistance at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Guests may experience this attraction using a traditional standby queue for the first time. The virtual queue may be used at Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at a later date, or from time to time. Star Wars : Rise of the Resistance is an attraction like we've never seen before with multiple ride systems and is a truly thrilling, one of a kind experience. No spoilers here (aside from some pictures), but this attraction is absolutely amazing! Unfortunately, it can also be challenging to actually get to experience. Rise of the Resistance is currently the only Walt Disney World attraction that requires guests to join a virtual queue. There is no standby line (until September 23, 2021), FastPass+ or Single Rider Line available at this time. (This was true even before COVID-19.) So, how do you join this virtual queue and get assigned to a bo

Ears the News: July 24, 2021 Edition

 Ears the News Brought to you by our friends at Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald goes behind-the-scenes on making the Coco scene for Mickey's PhilarMagic Disney shared behind the scenes of Mickey's Philharmagic this year at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.  For the first time in 20 years, a new scene has been added.  The musical number "Un Poco Loco" will anchor the new scene at Disney's California Adventure and Disneyland Paris on July 17th and will be added to Magic Kingdom for their 50th anniversary. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Monorail System returns to EPCOT after 16 months The Monorail system returned to EPCOT after 16 months.  Operating hours are currently at one hour before opening and one hour before closing. Photo courtesy of Trader Sam's Grog Grotto reopens at Walt Disney World's Polynesian Village Resort Trader Sam's opened on July 19, 2021 at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Trader Sam&#

Ears the News: July 10, 2021 Edition

 Ears the News  Brought to you by our friends at Magic Kingdom Flag Retreat Ceremony returns to Walt Disney World On July 1, 2021, the Magic Kingdom Flag Retreat Ceremony returned to the Magic Kingdom.  During the ceremony, an active military member or veteran is chosen from among the park's daily visitors.  The ceremony includes the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of "God Bless America" and the "Star Spangled Banner" accompanied by the Main Street Philharmonic marching band. “It has been an honor for our security cast to keep our flag flying every day over Magic Kingdom since the park first opened in 1971,” said Army veteran Eileen Underwood, Magic Kingdom’s senior security manager. “We were thrilled to resume our daily flag retreat ceremonies to honor our country and those who serve around the world in defense of our freedoms. It’s a special moment for all our guests that really reaffirms the feeling that this is truly a magical place.” The cere