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Closest Hotel to Disney Springs – We Explore the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista

If you’re like me, you have driven by the hotels on Hotel Plaza Blvd. near Disney Springs (in my case, way back to when it was called the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village and later Disney Village Marketplace), but never really stopped to investigate the amazing resorts that exist, minutes from the shopping and dining […] The post Closest Hotel to Disney Springs – We Explore the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista appeared first on ZANNALAND!.
Tags: Parenting, Disney Springs, Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village, Hotel Plaza Blvd, Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, Disney Village Marketplace

Theme Park Bits: Carthay Circle Menu Unveiled, Holiday Plans at the Parks, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: See how the Carthay Circle Restaurant menu will be different when it reopens. Learn about Universal Orlando’s 2020 holiday plans. And more! November 19 is going to be something of a banner day for the Disneyland Resort. That’s when parts – only parts, though – of Disney California Adventure will be reopened to the general public. As you’re no doubt aware, the rides and shows won’t be open, but some of the dining and shopping spots in Buena Vista Street ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Harry Potter, Theme Parks, Santa, Orlando, Macy, Anaheim, Disney Springs, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, Buena Vista Street, Disney California, Carthay Circle Restaurant, Disney Springs West Side Everglazed, Disney Parks Blog Everglazed

Theme Park Bits: Say Goodbye to Two Shows, Massive Disney Layoffs, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Layoffs sweep through the Walt Disney Company. Entertainment is being scaled back at Walt Disney World. And more! If the bullets above don’t give you a hint, let’s make it real clear right now: those of you looking for an upbeat edition of Theme Park Bits may want to dig into the archives instead. The news coming out of theme parks in the last few days has been exceedingly grim, and I’d rather not pretend otherwise. You’ve no doubt already heard that mo...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, Nba, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Gavin Newsom, Anaheim, Mickey, Disney Springs, Ron DeSantis, Tom Bricker

Disneyland tests new contactless metal detectors to speed visitors through security checkpoints

Disneyland is trying out a new metal detector system that lets visitors walk through a security checkpoint on the west side of the Anaheim theme park resort without having to stop to empty their pockets, remove their smartphones or open their bags. Disneyland is testing the new security system this weekend at the Downtown Disney District, according to Disney officials. The Disneyland resort takes a comprehensive approach to security and will continue with bag checks and other security measures b...
Tags: Florida, California, Massachusetts, New York City, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Iger, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Southern California, Anaheim, Wynn Las Vegas, Downtown Disney

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Lightsabers, Jedi Robes, Sith Artifacts & More Merch Coming to Disney’s Online Store

Since the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland and Disney World theme parks, there has been a collection of Star Wars merchandise that you can only get within the park shops. But with Disneyland still closed and Disney World not operating at full capacity, Disney theme parks aren’t selling nearly as much merchandise as they usually do, so they’re releasing some of it onto Disney’s online shop for the first time ever. Starting later this month, will have Jedi and ...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Gear, Sequels, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Lucasfilm, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Disney World, Jedi, Disney Springs

Non-traditional polling sites are popping up across the US in a scramble to help voters safely cast their ballots in person

Early voters cast their ballots at the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building on Wednesday March 18, 2020, in Milwaukee AP Photo/Morry Gash The coronavirus pandemic has brought on a number of challenges for in-person voting in the US such as absent poll workers, long lines, and scaled-back voter registration drives. But communities across the US are getting creative, turning a number of local venues into voting sites for registered voters who seek to cast their ballot in person.  From sports ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Usa, Elections, Voting, California, Washington Post, Cdc, US, NFL, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Indiana, Cnn

Walt Disney World Today: What It’s Really Like to Visit

After two months of closure due to the COVID quarantine, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida reopened its gates and once against welcomed guests to the Most Magical Place on Earth. It did so of course with a lot of changes and restrictions in place to ensure the health and safety of its cast members and guests. Disney also reopened as Florida’s positive COVID numbers were rising at an alarming rate, creating a perfect storm of bad luck and bad press. The fact is though that other Orland...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Disney, Earth, Marriott, Dc, North America, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Orlando, Destinations, Southwest, Animal Kingdom, Westin, Mickey, Disney Springs

Disney posts surprising profits, plans online debut for ‘Mulan’

Walt Disney Co. is leaning even harder on its streaming business, saying a live-action “Mulan” will go straight to Disney+ and announcing the launch of a new Star international service as the pandemic threatens its traditional businesses. The Disney+ service will market “Mulan” as a pay-per-view priced at about $30, starting Sept. 4. It’s not abandoning cinemas altogether — the movie will also go to theaters where conditions allow. And Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek called the release decisi...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, Movies, Disney, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Espn, Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney Co, Orlando Florida, Burbank, Disney Springs, Hollywood Studios

Revisiting ‘The Mousketeers at Walt Disney World,’ Disney’s Kitschy and Truly Strange 1970s TV Special

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) One of the key parts of the Disney legacy, when it comes to the small screen, is the Mickey Mouse Club. During the nascent years of television, Walt Disney went all-in with his weekly primetime anthology series, but he also produced a five-days-a-week show featuring a group of clean-cut, cherubic kids in which they’d jump around, play, sing songs, and dance, in-between...
Tags: Movies, Abc, Disney, Features, Ryan Gosling, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Hudson, Walt Disney, Orlando, Winnie, Animal Kingdom, Disney World, Annette Funicello, Tenet, Disney Springs

Brook and Robin Lopez will get to ride Disney World coasters during NBA bubble season

Hard-core Disney fanatics Brook and Robin Lopez of the Milwaukee Bucks have had their dreams realized now that NBA players will get to ride Disney World roller coasters while the league finishes its coronavirus-postponed season at the Florida theme park resort. The National Basketball Association has made arrangements with Walt Disney World to provide players, their entourages and league staff after-hours access to attractions and experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studio...
Tags: Florida, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Nba, Espn, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Milwaukee Bucks, Robin, Southern California

Downtown Disney now selling coronavirus masks with Mickey Mouse, Hulk and Baby Yoda characters

Disney face masks featuring Mickey Mouse, Hulk, Baby Yoda and other characters that quickly sold out online in April are on sale at the recently reopened Downtown Disney following an extended coronavirus closure of the Anaheim outdoor shopping mall. The line of face masks with Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters will let Disneyland visitors add a little superhero, princess or intergalactic flair to their Disneybounding attire once the Anaheim theme parks reopen following the COVID-19 ...
Tags: Elsa, Florida, Washington, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Amusement Parks, Anna, Pixar, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Riviera, Southern California, Mickey Mouse

Theme Park Bits: Disneyland Reopening Delayed, Restaurant Updates, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Disneyland’s opening is delayed. Walt Disney World reopening information is being revealed. Universal comments on laying off Orlando staff members. And more! Like it or not, the coronavirus pandemic is still here. (Why would you like it, though?) In the last few weeks, the pervasive sense that this pandemic is only getting worse has manifested in further delays of major cultural events. Yes, the NBA is still headed to Walt Disney World – in a state heav...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, Nba, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Universal Studios, Disney World, Central Florida, Mickey, Disney Springs, Ron DeSantis, Disney Store, Hangar Bar

How Disneyland will enforce mandatory mask rule when park reopens

Disneyland plans to deploy a team whose primary job will be to enforce a new policy requiring visitors to wear protective face masks along with other COVID-19 health and safety protocols when the Anaheim theme park resort reopens following an extended coronavirus closure. Mandatory mask policies have become a lightning rod in American culture amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the debate over face coverings extends to the Disneyland faithful as well. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find ou...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Francis, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Anaheim, Downtown Disney, Alberta Canada, Disney Springs

Downtown Disney rolls out new coronavirus health and safety guidelines

Downtown Disney rolled out a new set of COVID-19 health and safety protocols ahead of the July 9 reopening of the outdoor shopping mall next to Disneyland following a four-month coronavirus closure of the Anaheim theme park resort. The reopening of Downtown Disney is the first step of a phased plan that will see Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reopen on July 17 pending government approval and Disney’s Grand Californian and Disney’s Paradise Pier hotels reopen on July 23. Sign up for ...
Tags: Florida, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Southern California, Straw, Anaheim, Rainforest Cafe, Downtown Disney, Simba, Disney Springs

Disneyland Planning for July 17 Reopening Date

Disneyland Eyes Mid-July Reopening Date According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disneyland is eyeing July 9 as a potential reopening date. Well, Downtown Disney would reopen on July 9. The park itself, including California Adventure, will (hopefully) follow suit on July 17, followed by the Disney hotels on July 23. The plan, per the report, must be officially approved on the state and local level. RELATED: California Allowing Movie Theaters to Reopen this Week PB =...
Tags: Movies, California, Disney, Nba, Disneyland, Disney World, Disney Springs, Shanghai Disneyland, ComingSoon, Movie News, California Adventure, Coronavirus, Theme Park News, Hollywood Reporter Disneyland

Where NBA players will eat, sleep and play at Disney World

NBA players resuming their coronavirus-shortened season at Walt Disney World will find a state-of-the-art professional sports facility, a sprawling hotel complex to call home and maybe even a chance to ride a roller coaster once the teams step inside their basketball bubble. The NBA’s Board of Governors has approved restarting the league season in late July at Disney World in Florida, according to the Associated Press. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Spain, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Nba, Espn, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Smith, Epcot, Orlando, Toledo, Southern California

‘Star Wars’ Stormtroopers Are Now Enforcing Social Distancing at Disney World’s Shops

Even though Disney World in Orlando, Florida isn’t slated to reopen until July, the Disney Springs collection of shops and restaurants is back up and running. However, there are still social distancing policies in place, and in order to make sure guests adhere to the guidelines set by the Disney theme park locale, they’ve brought in First Order Stormtroopers to make sure people are keeping their distance from each other by way of some playful banter and crowd interaction. Stormtropers Enforc...
Tags: Movies, Disney, United States, Theme Parks, Lucasfilm, Disney World, Orlando Florida, Disney Springs, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Disneyland surveys passholders about masks, temperature checks and health questionnaires

Disneyland has begun surveying annual passholders about their feelings and opinions on potential COVID-19 health and safety protocols as the Anaheim theme park prepares to reopen following an extended coronavirus closure. Disneyland passholders were asked a series of survey questions about face masks, temperature checks at park entrances and pre-arrival health questionnaires, according to MiceChat. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southe...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Disney World, Anaheim, Disney Springs, Shanghai Disneyland, Top Stories LADN

Walt Disney World Reveals Plans For Reopening Parks

Walt Disney World reveals plans for reopening parks A week after Universal Orlando Resort submitted its plans for a phased reopening to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, Walt Disney World has followed in its competition’s footsteps and submitted its plans to reopen its Magic Kingdom, Disney Animal Kingdom, Epcott and Disney Hollywood Studios in July, according to Deadline. RELATED: BlizzCon 2020 Cancelled Due To Global Pandemic Jim MacPhee, Senior Vice President of Operations...
Tags: Movies, Cdc, Disney, Walt Disney World, Disney Springs, Walt Disney World Resort, Shanghai Disneyland, MacPhee, Universal Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, ComingSoon, Demings, Jerry Demings, Disney Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom Disney Animal Kingdom Epcott

Walt Disney World Plans to Begin a Phased Reopening Starting in July

In a completely unprecedented move, The Walt Disney Company shut down their theme parks around the world back in March following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve been losing millions every day the parks stay closed, but now that restrictions limiting public gatherings are starting to lift, Disney has begun reopening their theme parks, starting with Shanghai Disneyland earlier this month. Now Walt Disney World in Florida will be next in line with an eye towards reopening in July...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, United States, Shanghai, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World, Sea World, Epcot, Disney World, Disney Springs, Shanghai Disneyland, Hollywood Studios, Jerry Demings, Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force

What could Disney World’s reopening plan mean for Disneyland?

Disney will wait at least six weeks before reopening its Florida theme parks at the Walt Disney World resort in a move that suggests Disneyland will likely follow a similar conservative course when the company reopens its Anaheim theme parks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Walt Disney World resort plans to fully reopen in mid-July after extended coronavirus closures of its four Florida theme parks. Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks will reopen on July 11 while the Epcot and D...
Tags: Florida, California, China, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Orange County, Epcot, Legoland Florida, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Disney World

When will Disneyland reopen Downtown Disney?

The stores and restaurants in the Downtown Disney outdoor mall next to Disneyland won’t reopen immediately following the announcement by California Gov. Gavin Newsom permitting indoor dining and shopping in Orange County. Disneyland has not yet decided when Downtown Disney will reopen, Disney officials said. “We are evaluating the guidance provided by California and Orange County and we have not made a decision on a reopening date for Downtown Disney at this time,” according to Disney officials....
Tags: Japan, Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Anaheim, Ernie Ball, Downtown Disney

Theme Park Bits: Six Flags’ New Rules, Social Distancing Reminders, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Six Flags will be instituting reservations when they reopen. Take a look at how Universal Studios Orlando will enforce social distancing when it opens. And more! While the Disney theme parks still don’t have an opening date – no matter what the clickbait-y headlines tell you, it’s just the shopping and dining destination at Walt Disney World that reopened this month – there are plans afoot for one of its competitors for how they’ll handle guests moving f...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Universal Studios, Disney Springs, Universal Studios Orlando, World of Disney, Orlando Informer Twitter

Disney Springs reopened this week, but it's not the same. Check out these pictures of what visiting the resort is now like, with mandatory mask, fever checks, and social distancing.

A reduced number of restaurants and shops reopened at Disney Springs and more are expected to return to operations May 27.
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Universal Orlando Planning Phased Reopening In June

Universal Orlando planning phased reopening in June As various states begin to try and slowly start reopening businesses and public places across the country, Universal Orlando Theme Park is looking to begin a phased reopening of the park beginning on June 5, according to Deadline. RELATED: Disney World & Universal Orlando Reopening Strategies Unveiled The goal is to reopen the park for testing on June 1 and 2, with June 2 and 3 being devoted to opening the park to invited guests and some ...
Tags: Movies, Cdc, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Disney Springs, Universal Orlando, Disney World Universal Orlando, Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, Orlando Theme Park

First Florida theme parks set post-coronavirus reopening dates in June

Florida theme parks are preparing to reopen in June after extended coronavirus closures in a move that is certain to put pressure on California to allow Disney, Universal and other theme parks to swing open their gates in the coming weeks. Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Legoland theme parks in Central Florida have presented reopening plans to local governments with proposed reopening dates or are preparing to do so in the coming days. Theme parks in Florida, California and across...
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Theme Park Bits: Disney Springs and CityWalk Reopening, Other Park Opening Dates, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Disney Springs and Universal Studios Orlando’s CityWalk have begun to reopen. The Disney Parks area have some new leaders. And more! As you’ve no doubt heard, Disney Springs has begun to reopen its doors, a few days after CityWalk at Universal Studios Orlando did the same. You may well have heard about a number of very angry commenters on this very blog post at the Disney Parks Blog, who are quite perturbed, let’s say, at the notion of having to protect ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World, Josh, Orange County Register, Disney Springs, Disney Parks Blog, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios Orlando, Disney Parks, Kevin Mayer, Disney Cruise Line, Bob Chapek, Citywalk, Disney Parks Experiences

Disney World in Florida reopens but just a little

Disney World opened its doors a bit on Wednesday, offering dining and shopping to masked customers in its main commercial area but the park's beloved attractions stayed closed. Indeed, as the park welcomed people to some of its outlets on the Disney Springs shopping strip as part of Florida's gradual reopening after weeks of lockdown, the new reality of life with COVID-19 screamed out everywhere. Also posted on the Disney Springs website is this warning: "COVID-19 is an extremely contagious di...
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Disney Springs Reopens to Lines in Florida

The Disney Springs shopping and dining complex reopened in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday morning to lines of people. The coronavirus pandemic led Disney to temporarily suspend operations at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland in mid-March. Disney Springs is the first area of either park to begin welcoming guests again. On Sunday, Disney issued a […]
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