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Some Disney World and Disneyland Updates!

Hi everyone! Today I have some interesting news that I want to discuss with y’all! So, let’s get started, shall we?! At Walt Disney World, the fireworks there are going to return mainly at Magic Kingdom and Epcot on July 1 just 3 days before the 4th of July. The firework displays had been suspended since the theme parks reopening following a months-long closure due to the pandemic. “Happily Ever After” will transform Cinderella Castle with lights, projections and pyrotechnics, as moments from favorite Disney stories encourage you to grab hold of your dreams and make them come true,” Disney said on its blog. “And as part of the ongoing transformation of EPCOT, “EPCOT Forever” will produce a spectacle of fireworks, music and lighting effects over World Showcase Lagoon, highlighting the themes of innovation, exploration, imagination and celebration at the core of the park’s past, present and future.” Disney officials said fireworks have been a tradition at Disney theme parks since 1957.

Walt Disney World Imagineers are currently testing and developing a new firework show at EPCOT called “Harmonious.” The show will be one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever produced at a Disney park when it’s complete.

The new show does not have a premiere date at EPCOT.

The news about fireworks comes the same day Walt Disney World updated its mask guidelines for guests, allowing those fully vaccinated to go maskless in the parks. While fully vaccinated guests will be allowed to go maskless within the parks, all guests will still be required to wear masks on Disney transportation — buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner. So, guests who are unvaccinated as of now will still be wearing masks.

Over at the Disneyland Resort, the fireworks there are also returning with the show called “Mickey’s Mix Magic on July 4th to start off the fun. It is presented nightly throughout the summer. State-of-the-art projections, show lighting and lasers will transform Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle and the façade of “it’s a small world” into a dance party with fireworks to celebrate the leader of the club, Mickey Mouse. that sparkler of a sky show has remained on hold since March 2020.

Disneyland today has officially reopened to out of state guests as they drop temperature checks, social distancing as the restrictions is being lifted. Mainly because most people are being vaccinated which is great news! Guests who have not been vaccinated will still be required to wear masks. But overall, Disneyland is back for everyone!

They also have announced when some more rides are going to reopen, but some of them will quite make it yet because they have not announced anything else yet. Here are the rides that are reopening today and the further ones as well:

Today: Golden Zephyr in California Adventure and the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough in Disneyland

June 18: Davey Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
June 25: Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (closed for refurbishment)
July 2: Matterhorn Bobsleds (closed for refurbishment)
July 9: Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
July 16: Jungle Cruise (closed to remove insensitive depictions)

However, the rides that they do not have an announcement yet:

Disneyland Monorail
Storybook Land Canal Boats
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage 
Sailing Ship Columbia
Star Wars Launch Bay
Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
Main Street Cinema
Mickey’s House, Minnie’s House, Goofy’s Playhouse, Donald’s Boat, and Chip and Dale Treehouse
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
The Bakery Tour
Red Car Trolley

All of this information came from the news I looked at today.

What do you guys think about the Disney parks lifting the Covid-19 rules? (Finally!)

I would love to hear lots of comments, thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions down below!

Stay tuned for Disney updates.

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