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Disney World Resort Reservations Available for All of 2021

We have some great news for you early birds. Guests are now allowed to book their Disney resort reservations for all of 2021. This includes the 2021 holiday season AND the highly anticipated 50th-anniversary celebration. Up until this announcement, we could only make our reservations through September 26, 2021. Now reservations can be made [...]

By |2023-04-11T11:55:51-04:00October 19th, 2020|MagicGuides Blog - Disney World Updates|

Costumes Allowed at Magic Kingdom for Fall 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on Disney parks this year. After closing down the resort for several months, Disney World is now back in business, albeit with reduced capacity, reduced operating hours, and enhanced public health and safety measures. And, after Disney canceled its annual Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2020, many were [...]

By |2023-04-10T12:31:48-04:00August 28th, 2020|MagicGuides Blog - Disney World Updates|

Disney Executives Get Paychecks Restored While Many Cast Members Remain on Furlough 

We some good news - and some not so good news - on the job front at Disney. Disney Executives get their Paychecks Restored According to Deadline, The Walt Disney Company has restored paychecks to its executives as of August 23rd. This comes after temporary salary reductions were introduced amidst the pandemic. These reductions, [...]

By |2023-04-10T12:40:13-04:00August 27th, 2020|MagicGuides Blog - Disney World Updates|

Disney Park Pass is Here to Stay

NOTE: On May 8, 2023, Disney announced its biggest relaxation of park reservation rules to date: effective January 9, 2024, all date-based theme park tickets will not require reservations (but other ticket types may still require a reservation). Disney had already announced that as of December 2022, all one-day one-park tickets would include a [...]

By |2023-05-08T22:29:46-04:00August 27th, 2020|MagicGuides Blog - Disney World Updates|

Disney Cast Members Receive Indefinite Furlough Notice

Since the coronavirus pandemic forced thousands of Disney Cast Members to be furloughed, it was expected that they would return to work within 6 months of April. Unfortunately, Disney recently scaled back its park hours because attendance just wasn't bouncing back as anticipated.  Additionally, the virus concerns still linger with no immediate resolution in [...]

By |2023-04-06T12:53:46-04:00August 25th, 2020|MagicGuides Blog - Disney World Updates|

Universal Orlando Attendance Rebounding Faster than Disney World

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the closures of theme parks around the country. As of July, Florida's two largest theme parks - Walt Disney World and Universal  Orlando Resort - have since reopened but to greatly diminished capacity. However, one theme park seems to be rebounding faster than the other. According to a new Deutsche [...]

By |2023-04-06T13:17:09-04:00August 24th, 2020|MagicGuides Blog - Disney World Updates|
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