At has been a whirlwind of information over the past 24 hours and Walt Disney World is not stopping. I know on our live stream last night, as we discussed the recent news of the phased reopenings, some of you had just these very questions that Walt Disney World is now sharing. So here we go, still.
Most attractions will be available at each park – for example, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with attractions like Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. At Magic Kingdom Park, classics such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean are waiting to welcome guests with thrilling adventures for the whole family. One of the most interesting tidbits of news was that the iconic Spaceship Earth attraction at EPCOT will also continue to be available in its current state while Disney has decided to pause on its planned refurbishment, along with other favorite attractions like Soarin’ Around the World, Frozen Ever After and Test Track presented by Chevrolet. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, the magic of nature awaits with Kilimanjaro Safaris, Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain and Avatar Flight of Passage.
If you’re hoping to see some familiar friends or take in the tunes of treasured performers, you’re in luck! Just as you may have seen recently at Disney Springs, characters will appear in new and different ways that bring a smile to our face while also being mindful of physical distancing. From special cavalcades down the Magic Kingdom Park parade route and friends sailing the waterways of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, to processions along the World Showcase promenade at EPCOT and motorcades on Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Hollywood Boulevard, each area will come to life throughout the day. You never know when a party of your pals may come by, so be prepared for plenty of surprises! I have to say, I think that these offerings may be pretty cool.
For example, after rocketing through space in Tomorrowland you might see that famous Space Ranger, Buzz Lightyear; or discover a captive Captain Jack Sparrow as you traverse the Castillo del Morro on your way to Pirates of the Caribbean. You could cross paths with Queen Anna and Elsa as they venture “into the unknown” on a journey around World Showcase at EPCOT or spy members of the Resistance hiding out from the First Order throughout Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu.
As we discussed last night, with the absence of the parades, fireworks etc. there will still be some magic happening. Looking beyond beloved characters, several musical groups will also return. We can look forward to seeing Main Street Philharmonic at Magic Kingdom Park, plus the Mariachi Cobre and everyone’s favorite funky drumming crew the JAMMitors at EPCOT, just to name a few.
We know that there is always special magic at Walt Disney World Resort and I am looking forward to bringing it to you and us experiencing it together on stream. Be sure and follow on Facebook, Instagram and of course Youtube at Spokesmayne so that you don’t miss a minute of all the reopening excitement. Keep checking back here at spokesmayne.co for upcoming updates and news as we get closer to stepping foot on Main Street U.S.A. Who’s ready??