It’s been a few weeks since we did a Disney World news roundup. There have been several new things that have been announced, leaked, or otherwise reported, so we’ll take a moment to recap the things we think are important. Let’s get to it!
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A couple of days ago, Disney World dropped the news that they are going to reduce fall park hours. There are probably several reasons for this, but if you follow Josh at EasyWDW, you probably know why. We’ll cover all the changes and what it means for touring, including how it might change touring plans.
Ah Fantasyland, the embodiment of Disney for many people. From the numerous classic attractions to Cinderella’s Castle, it is the definition of Disney. While this part of the park did undergo a fairly significant expansion around 2013, it still holds the essence of what Walt Disney himself envisioned for the Magic Kingdom’s ode to the classic animated characters of Disney. And with the expansion, that extends to the newer classic characters. We’ll cover everything you need to know here in our guide to Fantasyland at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
When it comes to entertainment, the Magic Kingdom’s centerpiece events are their fireworks show and parades. These are large scale productions that require hundreds of cast members on stage and off to put on. And man does it show. The downside of that is that showings are very limited, so if you want to catch one, you’re going to have to plan a little bit. You can’t just stroll up and wait for the next show. In this guide, we’ll cover all the different Magic Kingdom fireworks show and parades that you need to know about!
Liberty Square is a land that is distinctively American. With architectural theming from the Colonial era of America, this land in the Magic Kingdom is probably the most relatable to its American guests. Within these Colonial-era designs, you’ll find varying motifs that represent different colonial outposts. We’ve seen things that represent to us places from Boston down to Georgia. We’re not an expert here; we just use our eyes to see things we recognize. You may find something we’ve never noticed. But all of it is distinctly Colonial. We cover all of this and more here in our guide to Liberty Square at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
As you pass underneath the Walt Disney World Railroad Station and enter the Magic Kingdom, you are funneled through Main Street U.S.A. Meant to bring back a sense of early 1900s Americana, you’ll stroll through a town square setting, complete with a flag pole, train station, and ice cream parlor, among other things. Now, sitting behind all of the turn-of-the-century facades are shops…lots of them. The visual assault of spending starts immediately. But more on that in a bit. For now, this is our guide to Main Street, U.S.A at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom!
Earlier this evening, we posted about Disney World allowing guests to rebook select experiences. Well, now we know when they are going to let guests start making dining reservations for when the parks reopen. That would be tomorrow, June 30th. However, just like with booking experiences, there is a huge exception to this. Read on to hear more.
One of the fun things you can do at Disney World is to book an “experience.” These can take unique forms like a backstage tour or in-park experience like building a lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop. When Disney World closed down the parks and started implementing their new reopening procedures, they canceled everyone’s reservations for dining and experiences. Today we got news on when guests will be able to rebook select Disney World experiences. We’ve got a breakdown of it all below!
As we highlighted in our post on Disney reopening procedures, they are going to limit attendance in the parks for the remainder of 2020 and likely parts of 2021. To do this, they have built what is known as the Disney Park Pass System. It is a system that reserves your ability to enter the park. This post will serve as a guide to the Disney Park Pass System. We’ll cover how you use the system to make a reservation, tips, tricks, and some issues we experienced when booking our park passes.
Well, the news cycle appears to be in high gear for Disney World’s reopening. Last night we got news bout Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and the Food & Wine Festival. Today Disney World introduced the new Disney Park Pass System. We’ve known for a while that Disney World would require guests to make a reservation for entry into a theme park. This is above and beyond buying your actual admission ticket. Now we have some more details. However, the system isn’t live quite yet. In this post, we’ll cover when you can start making reservations, what you should do before trying to reserve access and more.