Later this year Disney is planning to roll out a new contactless way for guests to access the theme parks and other features currently available via their MagicBands.
The Disney MagicBand wristband currently available to guests acts as an electronic park ticket that allows guests to enter the theme parks and attractions by just holding their band against an entry post. The MagicBand can also be used as a contactless payment system among other things.
Disney has now taken the features of the MagicBand and created a system whereby guests can alternatively use their smartphones or Apple watch instead of a MagicBand. Continue reading
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.
As part of the D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration, Disney shared details about the historic transformation happening right now at EPCOT. You can watch the entire session by clicking on the video below, but here are a few highlights from this discussion.
The new neighbourhoods that will unify EPCOT.
Disney has shared Information about the park’s reimagined entrance, and how it sets the tone for the entire transformation with its gorgeous new colour palette and an open, inviting layout. Earlier this year Walt Disney Imagineers installed gleaming new pylons as part of the work they’re doing on the new fountain at the base of Spaceship Earth, which will be completed by the end of this year. The fountain will have a new lighting package that will be joined by new lighting for the iconic geosphere of Spaceship Earth, as well. When complete, it will feel like a completely new way to begin your journey into the park. Continue reading