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PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT & Disney’s Hollywood Studios 5/27/21 (Themed Graphics Removed From Morocco Pavilion, Jardin de Fiestas Festi

PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT & Disney’s Hollywood Studios 5/27/21 (Themed Graphics Removed From Morocco Pavilion, Jardin de Fiestas Festival Booth Closed, Physical Distancing Reduced At MuppetVision 3-D, and More)

Hello from the ever-lovely Walt Disney World! Even though we’ve had very hot weather here, a hot day at Disney is better than a cooler day anywhere else. We found some new things to show you today, as well as some construction updates. We started our day at EPCOT, which never disappoints in the construction update department. Let’s get started!

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Orange County Florida Reaches Benchmark That Would Allow Disney World to Remove Masks Completely

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings addressed the latest COVID-19 data in a press release today. The county has maintained a 14-day COVID positivity rate of 4.7%. In Mayor Demings’ phased plan, a positivity rate of 5% or lower is required to eliminate all mask mandates. 

Mayor Demings did not officially remove the mandate in his press release, but is expected to do so next week.

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Disney shares pop on promise of California Disneyland reopening

  • Shares of Disney were up on Monday after California provided new guidance allowing amusement parks to reopen in the state on April 1.
  • Disneyland and other parks in California have been closed for about a year due to coronavirus-related restrictions, even as other states like Florida have allowed parks to reopen with limited capacity.
  • In addition to the theme park news, Disney could also stand to gain in its movie business from accelerating box office numbers.

Walt Disney World Theme Park And Resorts Completely Booked, Disneyland Reopening Still Unclear

Now that the Super Bowl is over, where are the crowds going? Evidently, they’re going to Florida’s Walt Disney World and its resorts, and they didn’t even have to win a Big Game.

The company reported today that all parks are now completely booked next week for Disney Resort Guests and Theme Park Tickets Guests. Disney’s Hollywood Studios also currently has no availability for the rest of the month for guests.

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Angel’s Story: #ResistanceReady for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Launching Jan. 17 at Disneyland Park

Michael Ramirez

by , Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort

The Resistance needs heroes like Angel. She grew up watching Star Wars with her dad and brother, and as someone with congenital limb difference, felt that Luke Skywalker was one of the first positive examples of representation she saw. She loves the Star Wars universe because it always felt inclusive to her.

Disney's Epcot Center gets makeover in 'largest transformation of any Disney park ever'

Theme park is rolling out new rides, restaurants and experiences

Disney World’s Epcot Center is getting a massive makeover, with new rides and restaurants and a pavilion where guests can play as and interact with their favorite Disney characters.

Disney warns its new 'Star Wars' movie could trigger seizures in people with epilepsy

Scottie Andrew

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," the highly anticipated conclusion to the Skywalker saga, could trigger seizures in photosensitive people, Walt Disney Studios said.

The company issued a statement with the Epilepsy Foundation warning viewers that the film contains "several sequences with imagery and sustained flashing lights" that could affect those with photosensitive epilepsy, the letter reads.

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Disney suggested posting notices at movie theaters to warn viewers of the risk, Variety reported.

Behind-the-Scenes: Orchestrating the Score for the Incredicoaster at Disney California Adventure Park

Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino, who also scored the music for Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2” films, has come on board to compose the music for the thrilling Incredicoaster, which is set to debut when Pixar Pier opens at Disney California Adventure park on June 23.

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