4 springtime activities we love at Walt Disney World
The resort is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary celebration, and now is the perfect time to celebrate the season and upcoming Easter holiday. If you plan on visiting, we have uncovered a number of fun activities for families to experience while out exploring the theme parks and nearby resort hotels.
Deputies: Woman had guns in diaper bag at Walt Disney World
ORLANDO, Fla. – A Georgia woman was arrested at Walt Disney World after security for the Florida resort found two guns and some marijuana in her child's diaper bag, according to court documents. Yunique Smith, 27, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, was arrested July 18 on misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon and marijuana possession, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Smith was going through the Epcot security line with an adult man, their 7-month-old daughter and her 7-year-old son when the guard spotted a 9mm handgun and a plastic bag containing marijuana, an arrest report said. A search of the diaper bag revealed a .45 caliber handgun on the bottom, deputies said. Park rules state no weapons are allowed on Disney property.
Disney Worlds last two theme parks reopen to visitors
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Days after reopening two theme parks amid a spike in coronavirus cases in Florida, Walt Disney World on Wednesday welcomed back visitors to two more theme parks that had been shuttered since March because of the new coronavirus. The Florida theme park resort reopened Epcot and Disneys Hollywood Studios, completing a rolling opening of Disney Worlds theme parks that started last weekend with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom welcoming back visitors. The parks were the last of Orlandos major theme parks to reopen after being shuttered since March. The union that represents Disney World actors and singers has filed a grievance against Disney, saying their members faced retaliation for demanding coronavirus tests. Despite the parks being reopened, not all of Disney Worlds 77,000-member workforce has been called back to work because of the limits on attendance.
How well do you know Epcot's World Showcase?
But when you visit Epcot's World Showcase at Walt Disney World in Florida, you can do just that. Related: 6 free things to do on your next Disney World vacation -- yes, really | Are you getting the most out of your Disney FastPass? | The Wonderful Walls of Disney: A trend that was never meant to beSome may say this is one of the more relaxing and scenic areas around Walt Disney World. Name a better morning routine than sipping a Joffrey's coffee on the banks of World Showcase Lagoon. This story is for those who think they know everything there is to know about World Showcase.
Disney World and Disneyland adding vegan options to every menu
Steamed Asian dumplings at Le Cellier (Epcot)Shiriki noodle salad at Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen (Magic Kingdom)Chili-spiced crispy fried tofu bowl at Satu'li Canteen (Disney's Animal Kingdom)Disney is the latest to take advantage of the plant-based food craze. Its theme parks in Florida and California are going vegan.Every menu will feature meatless options including those at Disney branded hotel restaurants.It's a major undertaking. There are more than 602 places to eat at The Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, most of them uniquely themed to a theme park, land or hotel.At Walt Disney World, customers will find more than 400 choices. Such dishes will include:The vegan dishes will be added at Disney World by early October. Disneyland will follow in spring 2020.To help people spot then new additions, Disney says it'll be adding a new green leaf logo to the menus.Paris and Hong Kong Disney parks have plant-based options, but only the U.S. locations will have a vegan option for every menu.abc13.com
Inside the re-invented Epcot: New attractions, pavilion announced
ORLANDO, Fla. - Disney is rolling out two new attractions at its Epcot in an effort to revamp the park: a "Guardians of the Galaxy" ride and a "Moana" experience. The company wants the new upgrades to be the largest transformation of a park in Disneys history. A Mary Poppins attraction and an overhaul to the iconic Spaceship Earth ride are also in the works. Marvel is also expected to play a bigger role in Disney theme parks as well. Theres no word on when the attractions will be complete, but Disney's 50th anniversary is October 1, 2021.
Stray cat prompts rabies alert near Disney World's Epcot theme park
(CNN) - Think twice before petting a stray animal at Florida's Disney World Resort. The Florida Department of Health in Orange County issued a rabies alert Tuesday after a cat that was found near the Epcot theme park tested positive for the disease. The feral animal was discovered near Epcot Center Drive and Interstate 4, just east of the park. "This alert should not give a false sense of security to areas that have not been named under this alert," the statement warned. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that rabies can be fatal, but it is preventable.