Breaking! New Mask Requirements at Walt Disney World Amid New Openings

Breaking! New Mask Requirements at Walt Disney World Amid New Openings

Amid confusing notices, Disney has announced that beginning July 30, face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) while indoors and in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout all attractions. Face coverings remain optional for all Guests in outdoor common areas. All the while many former park offerings and experiences have been announced as reopening. We’ll look at a number of these announcements as Walt Disney World edges closer to its 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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Note: At the time of this writing:

  • No mention was made on the blog site
  • No mention was made on their news site
  • No mention was made on their twitter feeds
  • Mention made on their web site was followed by contradictory information and tables suggesting differently for vaccinated guests and that all of that was ending (not beginning) on June 30th
  • Nothing is mentioned about previously dropped measures such as social distancing or fever checks
  • Comparable wording can be found for Disneyland

All of this in the context that Orange County Florida has had its highest number of new COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. On Tuesday, Orange County had 1,371 new cases. Hospitals have especially had a large influx of patients dealing with it. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings signed an executive order Wednesday declaring a local state of emergency.

New Openings

  • Beauty and the Beast–Live on Stage will return on August 15th to the Theater of the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Monster’s Laugh Floor reopens in Tomorrowland on August 8th
  • Turtle Talk with Crush reopens on August 21st at the Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • The Wonderful World of Animation returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 1st.
  • Yachtsman Steak House reopens August 5, 2021, with booking available July 29th.
  • Toledo–Tapas, Steak & Seafood at Disneys Coronado Springs Resort opens August 5, 2021, with booking available July 29th.
  • Columbia Harbor House reopens on August 5th.
  • Pizzafari reopens on August 2nd.
  • Coco coming to Mickey’s PhilarMagic
  • Smaller kiosks like Chesire Cat Cafe and Prince Eric’s Village Market have reopened
  • Cítricos has re-opened with an entirely new look that loosely themes to Mary Poppins
  • 50th Anniversary medallion has been added to Cinderella Castle

The Wayfinder Society: A Patreon Site for Disney Fans

We are offering a new program where you have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive offerings from Disney at Play and Disney at Work. Join us as we introduce our new Patreon program, the Wayfinder Society, intended to give you new insights to all things Disney, whether its work or play. I am truly excited to share this new opportunity with you and look forward to creating new experiences that you will enjoy whether at home or at the Disney parks. There are a variety of options for joining, depending on your interests:

When you join, you will be given access to unique, interactive apps that explores the parks in new ways, offering stories, photos, videos and more. 

Here are some of the interactive apps we share with members of our society: 

  • Pandora: World of Avatar: This is an expansive and detailed look at every aspect of this land. You can’t find any source that has covered this entire land with its attractions, retail and dining more in depth.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Across the Globe: We not only compare this attraction in parks world-wide, but we deep dive into what makes each unique. Currently we’ve covered Tokyo Disneyland and Magic Kingdom. More to come!
  • Coming Soon! S.E.A. Assembled! The Society of Adventurers and Explorers are coming to the Wayfinder Society. We’ll document their whereabouts and showcase their imprint on Disney attractions world-wide.
  • Disney at Work Interactive Tour: Disneyland. For our upper tiers, we have an interactive business tour of Disneyland to include more than fifty attractions spread throughout the park. These are best-in-business ideas you can apply to your own organization.
  • Disney at Work Interactive Tour: Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary. Looking at the heritage of Most Magical Place in the World, we draw best practices from over the years that you can again, apply to your organization. 

As you see, we have so much to share. And when you donate, a portion of your contribution goes to Embrace Celebration, dedicated to helping Disney Cast Members and others in this area who are unemployed during this pandemic. To learn more, visit our site to discover our offerings and various tiers. Join us!

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