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In this episode of Addicted to the Mouse Podcast, we discussed a ton of Disney News like the opening of resorts, fireworks, Disney Cavalcades, are masks still compulsory now, and some cool travel stuff. Leslie is back from visiting our new home in Orlando, so we also recap her trip. 

Listen to this episode to know the opening dates of your favorite resorts in Disney World, fireworks, fall 2022 itineraries, what to do or what not to do, and much more!

Tune in now!

EPISODE SUMMARY:

[02:49] – DISNEYLAND PARIS IS OPEN NOW!

There is magic back across the world again!

[03:30] – HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 

Halloween Horror Nights may sound like a fun thing, but it’s actually a frightening event. In fact, there’s a big warning on everything that has to do with Halloween Horror Nights that says, “This event can be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13”. 

[05:39] – FIREWORKS ARE BACK

The Magic Kingdom is coming back on July 1 and will take place at 9:15 pm. Epcot Forever and Happily Ever After are the only two fireworks that will be starting. And it’s going to be a normal Happily Ever After Magic Kingdom and Epcot Forever for 4th of July.

[08:10] – THE EPCOT FOREVER FIREWORKS

There’s immense speculation that Disney World is going to Harmonious, which is the big fireworks at Epcot spectacular. Epcot Forever is just kind of a stopgap. Epcot Forever will be an updated show because it can’t have the kites being pulled by jet skis.

[11:00] – DISNEY CAVALCADE

As all fireworks are back, so is Disney Cavalcade. And the good thing is that you don’t have to line up to get good seats. They’re all day long, so if you miss one, you’re probably going to see it later.

[13:23] – WORLD OF COLOR

Disneyland’s fireworks show returns on July 4th.

[14:30] – FINALLY, HAPPILY EVER AFTER

The Happily Ever After fireworks at the Magic Kingdom is back after 15 months. 

[16:23] – “MASKS ARE OPTIONAL NOW”- DISNEYWORLD

Disneyworld now no longer requires masks for fully vaccinated people. In their legal statement, they said masks are only optional for those who are fully vaccinated.

If you’re fully vaccinated, you can remove your masks indoors, on the rides, but you do still have to wear them on transportations.

[18:10] – THE TRANSPORTATION

They’re now once again having people stand on the buses. The physical distancing is continuing to be reduced. They’re removing physical distancing signs. It’s really getting back to a pre-covid normal. However, people are naturally doing physical distancing themselves in lines.

[20:20] – ANIMAL KINGDOM LODGE

Animal Kingdom Lodge is reopening on August 26.

[22:37]- MAYA GRILL RESORT

Maya Grill Restaurant is going to be open on June 24 at 5 pm for table service.

[23:02] – DISNEY PARK PASSES

Disney has significantly added to park pass availability for July. But they’ve changed a lot of stuff over the last several days, including physical distancing, masks, etc.

[25:20] – DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM

Disney College Program welcomed back their first cast members a couple of days ago back to Disney World.

[26:23] – THE FALL ITINERARY

The fall 2022 itineraries have been released for DCL. Platinum castaway members can book on June 21; Gold can book on June 22; silver, Disney Vacation Club, and Adventures by Disney People can book on June 23.

[28:40] – FLIGHT DELAYED. WHOM TO BLAME?

When flight delays or cancels due to weather stuff or any other reason. Many people get frustrated due to this but don’t take it out on the ticket or gate agents. It’s not the fault of ticket agents or Gate agents. They’ve no control over whether the plane can take off or not.

If you didn’t want to go to Disney World until now. Now is the time. Many resorts are opening, fireworks are back and masks are optional now!

SPECIAL REMINDER:

If you want to book a vacation, please reach out to us. We’d love to help you. You can contact us at danandleslie@addictedtothemouse.com and go over to fantastical vacations. You can also go on Fantastical Vacations.com and look at our agents. We’ve got agents with different backgrounds and experiences.

This episode is sponsored by Fantastical Vacations. For free concierge vacation planning, specializing in Disney and Universal Vacations, visit https://www.fantasticalvacations.com

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