On 1st October 2021 it will be the 50th anniversary since Walt Disney World officially opened to guests for the first time. To honour those magical 50 years Walt Disney World will be hosting a 18 month long 50th Anniversary celebration called ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’.
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This 18-month celebratory event will feature new experiences at the resort’s four theme parks and beyond, where shimmering EARidescent décor will appear as if by magic. Shining at the center of it all will be Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, which will add to its royal makeover from 2020 with new gold bunting, sparkling golden embellishments and other new enhancements, including a 50th anniversary crest warmly welcoming guests to the join the festivities.
For the first time since reopening, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld theme parks all hit their maximum capacity for both days of the weekend.
Florida Theme Parks
The theme parks are all currently running at a reduced maximum capacity of 30% from that of pre-covid maximum capacity. Since reopening they have seen relatively low guest numbers and have not reached the 30% level until this weekend. 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.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be expanding the number of attractions that it has open to guests on 6th July.
They will be opening Shuttle Launch Experience®, the IMAX Theater, pre-shows for Space Shuttle Atlantis® and Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing, as well as expanded dining options. Continue reading
In order to help prevent further Covid-19 cases, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced that with immediate effect, the consumption of alcohol on site is prohibited at bars across Florida.
This announcement comes as Florida records nearly 9000 new cases of Covid-19. Florida was allowing bars to operate with 50% capacity from 3rd June.