Universal Orlando confirms June 5 phased re-opening; virtual queues, limited attendance, no-touch payments
May22

Universal Orlando confirms June 5 phased re-opening; virtual queues, limited attendance, no-touch payments

Universal Parks & Resorts today confirmed plans to begin a phased reopening of Universal Orlando Resort beginning June 5, 2020. Amid continued concerns about COVID-19 coronavirus transmission, Universal promises the reopening will be carefully managed and include a wide range of new and enhanced best-practice health, safety and hygiene procedures based on guidelines from the CDC and health officials. The reopening will include...

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Universal Studios confirms phased re-opening; temperature checks, face coverings, free parking
May12

Universal Studios confirms phased re-opening; temperature checks, face coverings, free parking

Universal Orlando Resort has provided the latest details surrounding its policies and procedures for their COVID-19 coronavirus response. On Thursday, May 14, 2020, Universal Orlando’s CityWalk will begin limited operation of select venues, marking the occasion as as the “first steps toward reopening our destination.” The full statement is found below with bolding by us for emphasis. The health and safety of our guests and...

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PHOTOS: Shanghai Disneyland is first Disney Park to reopen following COVID-19 coronavirus closures
May11

PHOTOS: Shanghai Disneyland is first Disney Park to reopen following COVID-19 coronavirus closures

Shanghai Disneyland, the first of the Disney Parks to close amid the global spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, reopened its gates today and Shanghai Disney Resort President and General Manager Joe Schott was oh hand for the joyous but measured occasion. In a statement released today on the DPB, Schott shared thoughts the reopening. For myself – and for our Shanghai Disney Resort cast members, who have taken great care to prepare the park...

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Knott’s Berry Farm postponing #Knotts100 celebration; reopening date “uncertain”
May08

Knott’s Berry Farm postponing #Knotts100 celebration; reopening date “uncertain”

Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park has continued to closely evaluate the global situation with regards to COVID-19 coronavirus and today released some sad news about developments for the rest of the year. Knott’s Berry Farm Vice President & General Manager Jon Storbeck shared highlights which included confirmation that the Knott’s 100th Anniversary: A Knott’s Family Reunion would be postponed to 2020. With a glimmer of...

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Disneyland on Reopening: ‘California is in a much different phase of reopening than Shanghai and Florida’
May07

Disneyland on Reopening: ‘California is in a much different phase of reopening than Shanghai and Florida’

After confirming a reopening of Shanghai Disneyland and a phased reopening for Disney Springs at Walt Disney World, Disney has been light on details for the Disneyland Resort on the west coast. California is joining other states with more measured and stringent procedures for reopening amdist continued COVID-19 coronavirus concerns which puts a little bit of the decision-making outside of Disney’s control. However, Disneyland...

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Walt Disney World to begin phased opening of Disney Springs on May 20, 2020
May07

Walt Disney World to begin phased opening of Disney Springs on May 20, 2020

Although opinions are mixed as to timing for reopening various segments of the global economy, Florida is movign forward with a phased reopening of Disney Springs that will begin on May 20, 2020. According to Disney, they are following guidance of government and health officials and are moving forward with a limited number of shopping and dining experiences that are owned by third-party operating participants to begin opening during...

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Shanghai Disneyland sets capacity controlled re-opening date for May 11, 2020
May05

Shanghai Disneyland sets capacity controlled re-opening date for May 11, 2020

Shanghai Disneyland was the first of the Disney Parks to close earlier this year (January 23 if you can believe it) and today Disney has confirmed its plans to begin a gradual return to normalcy in step with the rest of the country’s workplaces, schools, shops, restaurants, and entertainment destinations. May 11, 2020 is confirmed as the official reopening date for Shanghai Disney but this will hardly be a return to...

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Disney Vacation Club to issue membership credits and other new temporary policy changes
Apr24

Disney Vacation Club to issue membership credits and other new temporary policy changes

Disney Vacation Club has released new information regarding how members can expect their membership points and benefits to be handled as we continue to move through Resort-wide closures in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Below are updated details sent to Disney Vacation Club members today by Terri A. Schultz, Senior Vice President of Disney Vacation Club. Points That Are Set to Expire We know that some Members had reservations...

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Disney Parks leadership on both coasts echo statements of hope amid furloughs and extended park closures
Apr18

Disney Parks leadership on both coasts echo statements of hope amid furloughs and extended park closures

Following on the heels of a similar message from the Disneyland Resort Presdient Rebecca Campbell, the Walt Disney World Resort President, Josh D’Amaro penned a similar letter of hope and gratitude for fans, Cast Members, and those in the community affected by the global events of late. The full message follows below. Hello Everyone, It’s been a month since we made the very difficult decision to close Walt Disney World Resort until...

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Disneyland Resort President letter offers “glimmers of hope” during COVID-19 closures
Apr17

Disneyland Resort President letter offers “glimmers of hope” during COVID-19 closures

In an open letter to the community, Disneyland Resort President Rebecca Campbell offered a letter of encouragement to Cast Members, fans, business leaders, and those otherwise impacted by recent global events. Her letter follows below. The bolding done by us for emphasis of highlights. Friends and Neighbors, This week, we passed the one-month milestone since closing the gates of the Disneyland Resort as a result of COVID-19, so I...

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