Walt Disney World Replaces Beauty and the Beast Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios .. #WaltDisneyWorld #BeautyandtheBeast

The Disney Society Orchestra and Friends is a 20-minute instrumental concert with a closing appearance by Beauty and the Beast characters

A new show opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios yesterday, and it’s a non-actor replacement for the long-running “Beauty and the Beast — Live on Stage” show.

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Walt Disney World Announces Attraction Closures and Project Postponements .. #WaltDisneyWorld #ThemeParkNews

Walt Disney World Resort

Last month, prior to reopening, Walt Disney World announced it was canceling this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Now comes word that Disney will be closing or postponing several more attractions and projected updates.

Here’s what we know so far:

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Walt Disney World Closes a Loophole For Mask Wearers .. #WaltDisneyWorld #ParkSafety

Disney masks

Walt Disney World has required park visitors to wear face coverings since it reopened its parks earlier this month, but some guests were using food and drink as an excuse not to be wearing a mask when walking around.

Disney got wise and has updated its face covering policy: Guests can no longer eat and drink while walking around the parks, strolling through Disney Springs, or exploring the resorts.

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Walt Disney World to Give Magic Kingdom’s Splash Mountain New ‘The Princess and the Frog’ Theme .. #WaltDisneyWorld #SplashMountain #ThePrincessandtheFrog #Tiana

Walt Disney World to Give Magic Kingdom's Splash Mountain New The Princess and the Frog Theme

Disney Parks announced this week that they are giving the popular Splash Mountain ride at Magic Kingdom a new theme based on “The Princess and the Frog” animated movie.

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ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to Host ‘MLS is Back’ Tournament This Summer .. #WaltDisneyWorld #ESPN #WWoS #MLSisBack #Soccer

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World.

Major League Soccer will resume its 25th season with the “MLS is Back” Tournament at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from July 8 to August 11.

Clubs will begin arriving in Orlando as early as June 24 for preseason training. Clubs that can conduct full team training in their markets pursuant to the league’s medical and testing protocols must arrive no later than seven days before their first match.

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Walt Disney World Cancels Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2020 .. #Disney #MNSSHP #Halloween

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

This week, Walt Disney World announced via the Disney Parks Blog that it has decided to cancel Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2020.

The annual event is a separately ticketed special event taking place after dark on select nights prior to Halloween at Magic Kingdom.

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NBA Board of Governors Approves 2019-20 Season Restart at Walt Disney World .. #NBA #WaltDisneyWorld #ESPN #WWoS

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Last month we reported that the NBA was looking to restart its 2019-2020 season, and was in talks with Walt Disney World to host the games at its ESPN Wide World of Sports complex (WWoS).

This week, the NBA Board of Governors today approved a competitive format to restart the 2019-20 season with 22 teams returning to play and a tentative start date of Friday, July 31.

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Plans Unveiled for the Phased Reopening of Walt Disney World .. #WaltDisneyWorld #Reopening

Walt Disney World Resort

This morning Walt Disney World submitted its proposal to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force in Florida detailing their plans for a phased reopening of its parks.

Pending approval, Walt Disney World’s parks will have a staggered opening.

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NBA in Talks with Walt Disney World to Restart Season in Orlando .. #NBA #WWoS #ESPN #WaltDisneyWorld

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World.

The NBA announced this week it is in talks with Walt Disney World about restarting the 2019-2020 regular season at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (WWoS), before the summer is over.

The season has been postponed since March 11, due to the COVID-10 pandemic.

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Disney Springs Reopens May 20 – What You Need to Know .. #DisneySprings #Reopening #WaltDisneyWorld

Disney Springs - Flavors of Florida - Planet Hollywood

As we told you last week, Walt Disney World has decided to dip its toes into the reopening waters by doing a limited opening of Disney Springs on Tuesday, May 20.

Based on government requirements, as well as guidance from health authorities such as the CDC and appropriate government agencies, Disney is implementing a number of new health and safety measures and operational changes for this reopening.

Here’s what you need to know…

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Walt Disney World Sets May 20 Reopen Date for Disney Springs .. #DisneySprings #Disney

Disney Springs sign

Yesterday, Walt Disney World announced it would begin a phased reopening date of May 20, 2020, for Disney Springs.

Following the guidance of government and health officials, a limited number of shopping and dining experiences that are owned by third-party operating participants will begin to open during this initial phase.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s List of Orlando and Central Florida Closures, Postponements, and Cancellations Due to Coronavirus (Continuously Updated) || #LastUpdated March 29 @ 1am ||

CitySurfing Orlando's List of Orlando and Central Florida Closures, Postponements, and Cancellations Due to #Coronavirus Continuously Updated

Due to the Coronavirus, there have been a lot of Orlando and Central Florida Closures, Postponements, and Cancellations. I’ve been posting some to our social media, but decided to create this reference page that will list every one of those changes, as we discover them.

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Spaceship Earth at EPCOT to Close for Major Revamp May 26, 2020 .. @WaltDisneyWorld #EPCOT #SpaceshipEarth

Spaceship Earth reimagining

Spaceship Earth has served as an icon of EPCOT since the park opened on October 1, 1982. Since that time, minor updates have occurred (mostly to the sponsor area at the end of the ride), but the ride has pretty much remained the same.

But word comes that on May 26, 2020, Spaceship Earth will close to undergo a massive reimagining that will take several months, if not longer.

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