Theme Parks
Author: Mark Plante | Published: December 2, 2020

Disney has extended hours for all four theme parks for the month of December as well as extending closing times for New Year’s Eve: Magic Kingdom December 6, 11-13, 18-19 Now 8am to 9pm, was 9am to 9pm December 7-10, 14-17 Now 8am to 8pm was 9am to 8pm December 31 Now 8am to 11pm […]

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Hong Kong Disneyland Closes for thrid time due to covid-19

For a third time Hong Kong Disneyland has closed due to rising Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong. With 76 new cases on Monday and 115 cases on Sunday.  The Hong Kong government is calling this their 4th wave and are implementing preventive measures throughout the country, which include closing down the theme park. Although the […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: November 20, 2020

As Disney slowly reopens parks during this pandemic another park feature has been announced to return.  Park Hopping has been suspended since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but Disney has announced that it will return on January 1, 2021.  Although it will be a little different at this point. With the Park Hopper Option […]

After about a year of construction and a new bridge, the pathway from Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel and the entrance of Magic Kingdom has opened. Guest will no longer have to take a bus, boat or monorail to and from Magic Kingdom.  The pathway is hoped to aliviate some of the congestion that occurs when […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: October 14, 2020

We have seen quite a few complaints lately that during this time of pandemic, Disney World has taken away a lot of the entertainment from the parks due to social distancing.  No longer do the parks have any parades, Character Meet and Greets or nightly firework shows.  There are no longer FastPass+ Selections or Extra […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: October 7, 2020

The Disney refurbishment calendar is showing the the popular attraction/ride “Frozen Ever After” that is located in the Norway Pavillion in Epcot is scheduled to be shut down on November 2, 2020 for a minor refurbishment.  The attraction is scheduled to reopen to guests on November 7. If your children (or you) need to get […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: September 14, 2020

Cancelled!!! Disney has announced that Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party has been cancelled for the 2020 Holiday season due to the Covid-19 outbreak.  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party started at the Magic Kingdom in 1983 and this will be the first year that the Special Ticketed Event will not be held. There Will Still be […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: August 31, 2020

On Sunday, August 30, Guests of Disney’s Hollywood Studios reported that the My Disney Experience App unexpectedly “opened” before 9:30am although the app was not allowing anyone to join the queue. At 10am, when guest should have been able to sign in and join a queue, the app was still not allowing anyone to join. […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: July 7, 2020

With Magic Kingdom opening this morning for a Cast Member preview, below is a list of what attractions are currently open and those that are not. Astro Orbiter – OPEN The Barnstormer – OPEN Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – CLOSED Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – OPEN Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin – OPEN Casey Jr. Splash […]

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Some crowds were gathered as they wait for the opportunity to enter the gates of Magic Kingdom for the first time since March.  Disney is opening the gates to the Magic Kingdom today to welcome home Annual Passholders for a preview of what it will be like to visit the”House of Mouse” for the foreseeable […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 25, 2020

According to a post on the WESH news channel on Thursday, June 25 Disney Blog released the following quote: “In a statement posted to the Disney Parks Blog on Thursday, the company said, “the retheming of Splash Mountain is of particular importance today. The new concept is inclusive – one that all of our guests […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 15, 2020
Author: Mark Plante | Published: June 8, 2020

Each day we are receiving new information from Disney that is making us cringe. If you’ve been following this Blog, you know that we originally had a vacation planned for April, 2020 that Covid-19 totally obliterated.  Those plans were to celebrate the 20th Wedding Anniversary of my wife and I.  It was to also celebrate […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: May 29, 2020

Below is a copy of the email that was sent to customers that have active reservations at Disney Resorts.

All of the Disney Blogs and Vlogs are in a hype right now because Disney World has announced that Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will be reopening on July 11 and Hollywood Studios and Epcot will be reopening on July 15.  I have to admit that I was excited about the reopening of the parks […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: May 27, 2020

It is the announcement that we have been waiting to hear since March 13th… The Disney World Theme Parks are reopening. Disney World announced today and released plans to Orange County’s economic recovery task force regarding the reopening of all four Disney Theme Parks. In this presentation, Disney announced that Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom […]

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Disney World officials have announced a press conference scheduled for 10am on Wednesday, May 27th to announce plans that have been submitted to Florida Government and Health officials on their plans to reopen Disney World. Follow DisneyDawgs for a recap of the press conference and what the specific plans for the parks will be.

Author: Mark Plante | Published: May 25, 2020

Universal Orlando has announced an opening date! Now the waiting game for those of us that have Disney vacations scheduled for this Summer begins.  We originally had scheduled our vacation for April, but Covid-19 took care of that.  Beginning of May it was looking as though Disney would be reopening the parks in Orlando sometime […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: May 11, 2020

Visitors with face masks entered Shanghai Disneyland this morning for the first time since January 25th.  Nearly five months after the Disney park closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in China, guests were welcomed back into the park, with conditions. All guests must wear face masks and have their temperatures taken at the park’s security […]

Author: Mark Plante | Published: April 30, 2020

DisneyDawgs is in the process of re-booking our 2020 Disney World Vacation and we are crossing our fingers that this one will happen. Our first attempt to get to Orlando was thwarted by the COVID-19 virus and cancelled and we thought that our last change at a family vacation was taken from us.  But, Disney […]

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