This week at Disney World starts not only the beginning of the return of park hopping but also here in the next couple of days we will see changes in operation hours. One attraction is leaving for good and several received permits for refurbishments.
Disney World News!
Hours of operation are changing as of January 10th-January 23rd the new operating hours will be reduced to the following:
Magic Kingdom 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM
EPCOT 11:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Disney’s Hollywood Studios 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Disney’s Animal Kingdom 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Hours will then be reduced even further after January 23rd tot the following:
Magic Kingdom 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
EPCOT 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Disney’s Hollywood Studios 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Disney’s Animal Kingdom 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Menus for EPCOTS International Festival Of Arts (Takes place January 8th-February 22nd) is now available on Disney Worlds website, you can see that here Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Arts: The Culinary Arts | Walt Disney World Resort (go.com)
Tomorrowland’s PeopleMover refurbishment has been extended to January 30th
New treats have emerged throughout the parks, including Cotton Candy Cupcakes, Pineapple Cupcakes, Pineapple Frosted Cookies, and Pineapple flavored Fudge.
A poor Donald Duck animatronic was removed from Grand Fiesta Tour and replaced with Sombrero, which is actually a step up from the creepy broken Donald.
Living With The Land, Rise Of The Resistance, and Mickey and Minnies Runaway Railway all receive some type of dividers.
Rock ‘n’ Roll roller coast has been closed and yet to open in 2021, cast member’s reply is it’s closed indefinitely. However, I hopped on the app today, and wait times have been posted!
Magic Kingdom brought back a Kiss Goodnight for the first time since the pandemic closure.
You can now check park compacity before park hopping.
Park Hopping rules are now posted on Disney Worlds’ website and at the park entrance. Rules must be followed. Learn more about the park hopping rules at Park Hopper Option | Walt Disney World Resort (go.com)
Fantasia Show was added to the Hollywood Studios park map on Disney Worlds App.
What’s Leaving For Good
Sorcerers Of The Magic Kingdom will be permanently closed on January 24th. I’m actually really bummed about this, I have yet to experience the free card game and now I never will.
Permits Filed This Week
A permit was filed for EPCOTS new Liquid Layer Interactive Fountain.
A permit was filed for Mickey and Minnies Runaway Railway for refurbishments.
Rumor has it Disney may add the Mandolorian and Grogu to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as walk-around characters. It seems there is a lot of push back from Star Wars fans stating that Mando and Grogu don’t belong or fit in the land.
Disney seals off Tron Lightcycle Run building over coaster track, sparking rumors that they have put the project on hold due to lack of funds. I highly doubt that, but they do have a ton of projects going all at once. With park hours and compacity being cut, maybe they are running out of funds?
Special Offers For Orlando Residents
New deal for Orlando residents-4 day tickets $199, 3-day tickets $179, 2-day tickets $149 excludes park hopping.
Special Offers For Passholders
Save up to 30% on select rooms for 5-nights stay, plus $50.00 resort credit per night.
Save up to 40% on Rooms at Select Disney Resort Hotels in Early 2021.
New Special Offers
Get 2 Extra Days Added to Your Ticket on a Select 4-Night/3-Day Room & Ticket Package.
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Disney Springs returns back to its pre-holiday hours.
Blizzard Beach Water Park
Operating hours have been posted for March 7th.
Disneyland and Downtown Disney both missed their anniveraries…
Disney states they are confident that Disneyland will open back up in 2021.
Avengers Campus at Disneyland is rumored to be completely done and ready to open in 2021.
Star Wars color-changing Droids available on Shopdisney.com
New masks available Cheshire Cat, Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Disney World.
Star Wars Funko Pops and Lego flowers are now available to Valentines Day
Stitch crashes Disney Collection on Shopdisney.com, starting January 12th with the Beauty and the Beast-themed. A new pin, plush, and MagicBand will be released featuring Stitch crashing an iconic Disney movie scene. These will occur monthly, to see more on this event visit Stitch Crashes Disney Collection | shopDisney
New limited-edition taste of EPCOT International Festival of Arts Magic Bands available in parks.