Disney World & Universal Studios, Fl- no Masks Outdoors

As the world still is still juggling with the grip of Covid-19 some semblance of normality is being announced in some of America’s theme parks. Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are allowing guests to be outside without wearing a face covering. The wearing of masks is still enforceable in lines, on rides and anywhere inside. Daily visitor capacity is going to increase as well. … Continue reading Disney World & Universal Studios, Fl- no Masks Outdoors

Coronavirus – Facial Recognition at DisneyWorld

Disney is testing OPTIONAL facial recognition technology for entry to the Magic Kingdom. The experiment is being assessed between 23 March and 23 April. Guests must remove hats, visors and sunglasses but their MASKS must be worn. Apparently the image taken converts to a number which is then associated with the point of entry to get into the park. There is a dedicated lane for … Continue reading Coronavirus – Facial Recognition at DisneyWorld

Coronavirus – Disney to shed 28,000 staff!

Today the Disney Corporation announced that it is having to shed up to 28,000 staff. The losses will be mostly at it’s US theme parks. It will also affect Disney Experiences and Product Segment at all levels. Disney’s parks in California were due to reopen in July but due to the strict restrictions applied by the Californian Government because of the Coronavirus Pandemic the parks … Continue reading Coronavirus – Disney to shed 28,000 staff!

Coronavirus – Disney Springs Phased Opening from 20 May 20

Disney have lost billions since closing all their owned hotels and parks around the world. As countries deemed to have past the peak of the pandemic start to slowly introduce the ‘new normal’ to see if the ‘R’ rate remains low corporations are deciding on how to proceed. Apparently Shanghai Disneyland is opening on Monday 11 May with limited capacity to try and keep social … Continue reading Coronavirus – Disney Springs Phased Opening from 20 May 20

Coronavirus tightens it’s grip on already devastated travel industry

The Coronavirus is rapidly having more and more impact on the travel arrangements of millions around the world. Governments and local authorities are battling with trying to prevent the spread of the virus and more and more travel types and attractions are being affected. If you are over 70 you have been told by the UK Government and Scientific experts not to take a cruise. … Continue reading Coronavirus tightens it’s grip on already devastated travel industry

Star Wars: Galaxy Edge Theme Land Opening Dates Announced by Disney Parks!

Really exciting if you are visiting Disneyworld or Disneyland this summer as Disney has announced the opening dates for it’s hugely anticipated Star Wars Galaxy Edge¬†theme lands. I am disappointed that it isn’t May the fourth though! (get it??) Apparently ahead of schedule it opens 31 May in California and 29 August in Hollywood Studios. Guests arriving for Phase One of the area will be … Continue reading Star Wars: Galaxy Edge Theme Land Opening Dates Announced by Disney Parks!

Walt Disney World Florida

Recently we visited Disney Springs, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and The Magic Kingdom. We were lucky with the weather and although armed with Niagara Falls Ponchos they weren’t required. For a UK visitor beginning of September proved to be a good time to visit. The schools are back so the parks were quieter and mostly adults with small children were the guests. We actually got on … Continue reading Walt Disney World Florida

Disney – why are the tickets different from the UK?

Yes I know I have just come back from my last trip but the next one is looming. This time we are travelling back to Florida for some R&R. We have visited all the parks at one time or another and have spent quite a lot time discussing our options and what is best value to see the most on this visit. I am sure … Continue reading Disney – why are the tickets different from the UK?

Florida or just Orlando

Outside of Europe namely France and Spain which are the still the most popular destinations for the UK market the next most popular is Florida. Visitors flock to the centre of Florida to make homage to the multiple theme parks and associated tourist attractions that have been set up to capture this constant flow of visitors. Personally I must have visited the area over a … Continue reading Florida or just Orlando