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Ears the News: July 24, 2021 Edition

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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.


Disney and Pixar's Coco scene at Mickey’s PhilharMagic
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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.

EPCOT Monorail Beam reopening July 18 2021
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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's has remained closed until this week.  

Inside Trader Sam's Grog Grotto
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Magic Kingdom's Iconic Partners sculpture to be refurbished for the 50th anniversary

The Partners sculpture will be refurbished just in time for the 50th anniversary.  The statue was put in 1995 depicting Walt Disney pointing towards the future and leading Mickey Mouse into the future.

Walt and Mickey in the center of the Magic Kingdom hub
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Disney World's Hall of Presidents to reopen in August

President Joe Biden will appear in Disney World's Hall of President when it reopens in August from an 8 month update.

Joe Biden audio-animatronic figure at the Hall of Presidents
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Opening dates set for the return of the Laugh Floor, Beauty and the Beast, Turtle Talk and more at Walt Disney World


Starting August 1 at Disney's Hollywood Studios, 'Wonderful World of Animation' makes a return to the park after dark.  On August 15 'Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage' returns to the Theater of the Stars on Sunset Boulevard.

Wonderful World of Animation show

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'Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor' reopens in Tomorrowland on August 8.

Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor

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'Turtle Talk with Crush' reopens August 21 at the Seas with Nemo and Friends.

Turtle Talk with Crush overview

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Disney sets closing dates for two firework shows--'Happily Ever After' and 'EPCOT Forever'

EPCOT Forever and 'Happily Ever After' will be closing in September to make way for the new shows as part as part of Walt Disney's World's 50th Anniversary celebrations.

'Happily Ever After' will have its last show on September 29, 2021.  The new show will debut on October 1st.  

EPCOT Forever ends September 29 2021

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EPCOT Forever will have its finally show on September 28, 2021.  The new show will debut on October 1st.

Harmonious show

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Disney announces the return of Disney Cruise Line voyages from Florida in early August

Disney Cruise Line will make its first sailing from Florida on August 9, 2021 with Disney Dream departing from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas.

Disney Dream resumes cruises

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Vaccinations will not be required but guests will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test paid for by the Guest's expense.  The test will need be taken between 5 days and 24 hours prior to the sail date.  Guests are then required to undergo a rapid PCR COVID-19 test ($65) at the terminal prior to boarding.  Guests with positive COVID-19 test results, as well as those in their party, will be denied boarding.  Guests who are fully vaccinated may choose to provide proof of vaccination in order to be exempt.

Installation of the Disney World 50th anniversary crest completes the Cinderella Castle celebration look

Disney installed the 50th anniversary crest on Cinderella Castle overnight at the Magic Kingdom, completing the castle's new look ahead of the kick off to the celebrations on October 1. 

50th crest added to Cinderella Castle
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