Disney has not only been welcoming guests back to their theme parks, they have also been welcoming a new colourful addition to the animal family at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Baby Mandrill at Disney’s Animal Kingdom ©Disney
Disney’s animal care team shared the news that on Saturday 25 July, a Mandrill baby was born to mother Scarlett and father Linus. Continue reading
A virtual reality experience currently being developed by ILMxLabs in collaboration with Disney Imagineering will allow fans to immerse themselves in the world of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’ is a Virtual Reality game that is based around Disney’s ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’, the latest theme park expansions found at Disneyland, California and Walt Disney World, Florida. Continue reading
With the recent spike in Coronavirus cases in Florida there has been much speculation that the reopening of the Orlando theme parks have contributed to this spike.
It has been several weeks now since the theme parks in Orlando started to reopen. Universal Studios the first major theme park to reopen to guests did so on 5th June. SeaWorld reopened on 11 June. Disney reopened later with Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on 11 July.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort which were planned to reopen on 12 August have had their reopening dates pushed back.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is now set to reopen on 4th October 2020 and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is now set to reopen on 1st November 2020.
Disney is regularly updating their policies to give clear clarification on the health and safety measures for cast members and guests within the theme parks.
Disney Guests Wearing Face Coverings (Caitie McCabe, photographer)
The latest update shows that Disney has added additional clarification to their face coverings guidelines. They now specifically exclude the use of certain types of face coverings such as bandanas, neck gaiters and those with valves, holes or made of mesh material.