News & Rumors Archive

Reopening Update: “Culturally Inauthentic” Cast at Epcot, Reservation Cancellation Questions, Disneyland Delay

In this closure & reopening update, we’ll cover the latest news from Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Tokyo Disney Resort. This includes “culturally inauthentic” Cast Members at Epcot, closure extensions, and answers to common reader questions about WDW cancelling various reservations and suspending new sales. Before we start on the news, we quickly want to

Spaceship Earth Refurbishment Delayed

Walt Disney World has announced that Spaceship Earth will be closing for a multi-year refurbishment and reimagining. Despite that, it’s now likely that the overhaul has been delayed and Spaceship Earth will reopen with the rest of Epcot on July 15, 2020. (Updated June 3, 2020.) In this post, we’ll cover what we know thus

Character Dining Canceled at Disney World

As announced a couple days ago, Walt Disney World will be canceling all existing Advance Dining Reservations, plus Free Dining and paid Disney Dining Plans through next year. Email notifications have started going out, providing additional details–including the impact on character dining and other certain experiences. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. When Walt

Shorter Park Hours When Disney World Reopens

Walt Disney World has reduced park hours for Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios, with later openings and earlier closings between July and October 2020. In this post, we’ll cover the shorter hours, offer thoughts on special events, and why this is likely happening. The obvious backdrop for this change is the announcement