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BIG Changes at Disney World! Fireworks! No Masks! Ohana! Animal Kingdom Lodge!

So much Disney World news has been announced this week! Big changes are coming! Face coverings are no longer required for certain guests, fireworks are making a come back and one of the most popular Disney World restaurants is reopening!

Big Disney World news! Fireworks are back from July 1st!

Let's look at all the exciting news and updates and see how this will impact your upcoming visit to Disney World.

Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests at Disney World

Face Coverings No Longer Required For Fully Vaccinated Guests

The BIG news is that Disney World announced that fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear face coverings in Disney World.

Face coverings are still required by everyone on all forms of transport, including the Disney Buses, Disney Boats, the Monorail and the Skyliner.

Unvaccinated guests are required to wear face coverings in all indoor areas and in queues and on rides. They aren't needed in outdoor areas or whilst seated and actively eating and drinking in an indoor restaurant.

Disney World are not seeking proof of vaccination and are working on an honour system, that unvaccinated guests will still wear face coverings in the areas they have stipulated.

For fully vaccinated guests it is optional as to whether they would like to wear a face covering or not and down to your personal preference and comfort level.

Physical Distancing Being Reduced

Another update to the Covid-19 policies that were in place at Disney World is that physical distancing signs and floor markers are being removed throughout Walt Disney World.

The markers on the floor ensured parties were kept a safe distance apart. Following the recent update from the CDC Disney have started to reduce the distance and remove the markers.

Plexiglass Dividers Being Removed

We are also starting to see plexiglass dividers on rides, in queues and on Disney complimentary transportation being removed.

Disney World are removing a lot of the healthy and safety measures they put into place due to Covid-19 and returning to the systems they had in place previous to the pandemic.

Fireworks Returning To Disney World!

In other big news Disney World have announced fireworks are returning! The Happily Ever After firework show in Magic Kingdom and EPCOT Forever firework show in EPCOT will be performed once again from July 1st!

This is exciting news for fans of the Disney World nighttime spectaculars. These shows are world famous and such a big part of any trip to Disney World. Guests will be being wowed and entertained once more starting next month!

Magic Kingdom After Hours Boo Bash starts on August 10th. Enjoy this spooktacular Disney Halloween party!

Boo Bash Tickets Are Now On Sale!

This May Disney World announced that a new Halloween event would be coming to Magic Kingdom this year. The After Hours Boo Bash is replacing Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in 2021. So what can you expect from this new event?

The Boo Bash will feature character cavalcades with everyone's favourite Disney Villains and Disney characters dressed in their Halloween costumes, spooktacular treats and merchandise for sale, haunting music and trick or treating!

Adults are allowed to dress in costume for this event which is one of the most exciting parts of the Halloween parties at Disney World!

Included in the ticket price are certain soft drinks and snacks, such as popcorn.

Unlike Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party a parade, show and fireworks will not be making an appearance at the Magic Kingdom After Hours Book Bash.

The Boo Bash starts on August 10th and runs until Halloween night on October 31st! Tickets cost between $129 - $199 depending on the date you attend. Some dates in October have already sold out!

You can purchase your tickets directly from Disney. To find out more information, and the number to call to buy your tickets, check out the Disney World Boo Bash website.

Keep in mind tickets are non-refundable. If you are unsure if your trip may go ahead, particularly if you live outside the US, you can purchase tickets through companies such as Attraction Tickets, where for an additional fee, you can get a full refund if you need to cancel your tickets.

The Dining Room at Ohana, reopening on July 9th! Photo: Disney World Website

Ohana Reopening!

One of the most popular restaurants at Walt Disney World will be welcoming guests back very soon!