The Swan Hotel at Walt Disney World is in hot water over its refusal to allow for a conference cancellation sans fees in light of a tidal wave of COVID-19 cases hitting the Sunshine State and the country. Court documents filed on Tuesday by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) in the United States District Court’s Orlando division detail ...Read More »
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Fans in Dallas tonight were looking forward to the show, until it got canceled because of COVID
Fans in northeast Texas are sad tonight after they discovered that the Hamilton performance scheduled for tonight was canceled at the last minute. Dallas Summer Musicals was to present Disney’s Broadway musical Hamilton tonight at the historic Fair Park Music Hall just east of downtown Dallas. Patrons with tickets were notified via the Dallas Summer Musicals website and via the Dallas Summer ...Read More »
FL Gov. DeSantis signs anti-vax mandates bills into law; here’s what that means for Disney Cast Members
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has just signed a quartet of bills that helps to protect employees in the Sunshine State from termination should they refuse the COVID-19 vaccine. The new laws create restrictions on vaccine mandates by employers. He signed the bills into law while standing at a car dealership in Brandon, Florida, citing Florida residents’ “right to earn a ...Read More »
Local government demands Guests of Disney Park be tested for COVID by today
Hong Kong Disneyland closed its gates for the entire day Wednesday, and according to Disney’s website, it continues to be closed today. The site says that the decision to cease operations temporarily came from “an abundance of caution” related to a single confirmed case of a novel coronavirus infection among its visitors to the park on Sunday. A similar scenario ...Read More »
Here’s how to race through security at Walt Disney World because you know we don’t have that kind of time!
By far, one of the most frustrating things on earth is paying an exorbitant amount of money to enjoy an experience, arriving to enjoy said experience, and then being faced with obstacles, roadblocks (literal and figurative), and other time-consuming snags that delay that enjoyment as thoughts about the money you’ve spent and the time you’re missing race through your mind. ...Read More »
Young boy with Autism is unresponsive, hospitalized with mystery illness during Disney World trip
The Baker family had been planning their trip to Disney World during the 50th anniversary celebration for a while. They also had planned to visit Gatorland. Surely they had anticipated seeing Mickey, celebrating the 50th, eating their favorite Disney treats, and enjoying their favorite Disney World attractions. RELATED: Here’s our pick for Disney World’s most magnificent 50th anniversary online ad! ...Read More »
Florida now has lowest COVID rates in the U.S.; what does that mean for holiday crowds at Disney World?
Florida now has the lowest number of COVID cases among the 50 United States of America, based on daily averages. The Sunshine State is currently averaging 1,700 new cases daily, or approximately 8 cases for every 100,000 Floridians. The only other state in the union to have single digits per 100,000 residents is Hawaii. Shocked? Many who have watched the ...Read More »
Certain Guests will now have to sign Health Waivers to enter Disney World
Disney World has been dedicated to doing its part to protect Guests who visit the Florida parks from the dangers associated with contracting a COVID-19 infection, though no precaution can provide full protection against the dangerous virus. From requiring masks to be worn in the parks to encouraging social distancing and cleaning attractions more frequently, Disney World has implemented a ...Read More »
President Biden Hosts Disney CEO To Discuss Vaccine Mandate
As Disney fans prepare to flock to Walt Disney World Resort for its 18-month 50th Anniversary Celebration beginning October 1, COVID 19 and its variant are still very present in Orange County, Florida. As of recently, Orlando has urged residents and Guests to use less water as the COVID case increase has resulted in a liquid oxygen shortage. Even Disney’s firefighters have battled ...Read More »
Cast Members are now required to get vaxxed; should Guests follow suit?
Yesterday, it was announced that all unionized Disney Cast Members would be required to be fully vaccinated by October 22, 2021. So is it time that the same type of requirement is made for Guests who visit the parks? Cast Members at Walt Disney World are the backbone of the entire Disney theme park experience in Central Florida, and as ...Read More »