Disney Parks to temporarily furlough US executive, salaried, and non-union hourly Cast Members effective April 19
Apr02

Disney Parks to temporarily furlough US executive, salaried, and non-union hourly Cast Members effective April 19

MouseInfo independently confirmed an email sent today to select Disney staff about unfortunate news regarding pay for many executive, salaried, and non-union hourly Cast Members in the US, effective April 19, 2020. The partial statement follows below. With the utmost care and consideration, we are instituting a temporary, short-term furlough for executive, salaried and non-union hourly Cast Members based in the U.S. with the exception...

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Disneyland Resort updates policy regarding Annual Passes, partial refunds, and/or extensions
Apr02

Disneyland Resort updates policy regarding Annual Passes, partial refunds, and/or extensions

Disneyland Resort has once again updated the procedures and policies regarding the closures at their parks and the latest announcements surround Annual Passholdes for both those that are paid in full or those on the Monthly Payment Plan. AP: Paid in Full All active Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders who have paid for their Passports in full have two options: Extended Expiration Extended Expiration: New date will be determined based...

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AP Perk: Save 15% on select Disney Institute professional development courses and summits
Mar31

AP Perk: Save 15% on select Disney Institute professional development courses and summits

Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders can now save 15% on select Disney Institute professional development courses and summits. The Disney Institute provides business insights and best practices to participants all around the world with learnings from core operations of the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Offered in both single-day and multi-day formats, courses guide you through an immersive learning experience to gain insight into...

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Virtual Front Row: Enjoy MAGIC HAPPENS parade at Disneyland with source audio
Mar29

Virtual Front Row: Enjoy MAGIC HAPPENS parade at Disneyland with source audio

MAGIC HAPPENS parade debuted earlier this year at Disneyland and enjoyed a few weeks of its time in the limelight before the global COVID-19 closures of Disney Parks. Now, Disney brings you in for a front-row look at the beautiful new parade which boasts colorful costumes and an energetic new soundtrack. RELATED POST CLOSER LOOK: Obsession-worthy MAGIC HAPPENS parade is a beautiful addition to Disneyland MAGIC HAPPENS features nine...

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Disney Vacation Club offers updated details during COVID-19 coronavirus closures
Mar28

Disney Vacation Club offers updated details during COVID-19 coronavirus closures

As the Disney Parks brace for longer-than-initially-anticipated closures, their timeshare division, Disney Vacation Club, is now offering updated information for members. Part of the statement below from Terri Schultz (Senior Vice President, Disney Vacation Club, Guided Adventures & Expeditions and Golden Oak) indicates the severity of the closures. As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in line with direction provided by...

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Disneyland, Disney World confirm indefinite closure, Cast Member pay extended to April 18, 2020
Mar27

Disneyland, Disney World confirm indefinite closure, Cast Member pay extended to April 18, 2020

With just days to go before the end of the previously announced COVID-19 coronavirus closure period, Disney Parks have provided an update with regards to the status of the Disney Parks in the US with a new official statement. While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our Guests and employees remain The Walt Disney Company’s top priority. As a result of this...

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Tokyo Disney Resort confirms April 20 ‘or beyond’ reopening date following COVID-19 coronavirus closures
Mar26

Tokyo Disney Resort confirms April 20 ‘or beyond’ reopening date following COVID-19 coronavirus closures

Following nearly a month-long closure, Tokyo Disney Resort confirmed today that it it will begin reopening the park and the resort offerings starting April 20, 2020 “or beyond.” The announcement, dated March 27, 3pm can be found below. favorite The temporary closures of Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have been extended in light of the continued request from the New Coronavirus Response Headquarters to refrain from...

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Virtual Front-Row: Enjoy the final-ever performance of Tokyo DisneySea FANTASTMIC!
Mar25

Virtual Front-Row: Enjoy the final-ever performance of Tokyo DisneySea FANTASTMIC!

Set along the Mediterranean Harbor at Tokyo DisneySea, Fantasmic! thrilled audiences from its debut on April 28, 2011 through the present. The show was originally scheduled to end forever this month but the recent COVID-19 coronavirus closures put the final performance of the show in question. Last night, on what was to be the final performance of the show, Disney released a beautiful video of the full show serving as the official...

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Universal Studios extends COVID-19 coronavirus closures to April 19 in Orlando, Hollywood
Mar24

Universal Studios extends COVID-19 coronavirus closures to April 19 in Orlando, Hollywood

After originally stating an optimistic “end of March” reopening date for its parks in Orlando and Hollywood, Universal Studios confirmed today that the closures have now been extended through April 19, 2020. The change comes on the heels of Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Fair making similar although more conservative announcements of Mid-May openings. Although Disney initially led the charge as the first major theme...

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Knott’s Berry Farm extends COVID-19 coronavirus closures to at least mid-May
Mar22

Knott’s Berry Farm extends COVID-19 coronavirus closures to at least mid-May

Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park updated the anticipated reopening date for the theme park as well as the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel and California Marketplace with a new announcement from Richard Zimmerman, (Chief Executive Officer, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company). The new expectation is an opening in mid-May at the soonest. No announcement has been made regarding the fan-favorite Boysenberry Festival which was originally...

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