Disney outlines the entertainment line-up for Walt Disney World's reopening

Jul 08, 2020 in "Magic Kingdom"

Disney has released a few new details on some of the entertainment offerings that will be opening alongside the Walt Disney World parks from July 11.


Although not a complete list, it does offer some information on some of the new locations where characters will be appearing. Specifically, in Galaxy's Edge, characters will move to the overhead walkways, and at Magic Kingdom characters will appear on the balconies of Cinderella Castle.

Magic Kingdom (reopening July 11, 2020)

  • “The Royal Princess Processional” –Several times daily, favorite Disney princesses travel through the streets of Magic Kingdom. Princess Merida leads the way on her steed Angus, followed closely by a gazebo float and crystal castle carrying Cinderella, Tiana, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Rapunzel and others.

  • “Mickey and Friends Cavalcade” – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their pals pop up throughout the day, inviting everyone to “Get Their Ears On” as they wave to guests along the park’s parade route.

  • Cinderella’s Evil Stepsisters – From time to time, guests in Fantasyland may spot the dastardly Anastasia and Drizella and can interact with them from afar while they’re perched on a balcony of Cinderella Castle.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (reopening July 11, 2020)

  • “Donald’s Dino Boat Bash!”– Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Launchpad McQuack wave to guests from their party boat as “Donald’s Dino Bash!” moves from DinoLand U.S.A. to Discovery River.

  • “Discovery River Character Cruise” – Throughout the day, guests can see Timon and Rafiki or Pocahontas with Meeko, who will set sail on the parks’ waterways.

  • Discovery Island Drummers – These high-energy percussionists cruise along Discovery River, entertaining guests on the shore with an energetic beat.

EPCOT (reopening July 15, 2020)

  • “Mickey and Friends World Tour” – As guests travel around World Showcase, they may come upon Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto and Goofy all out sightseeing and waving to their friends.

  • “Frozen Promenade” – Queen Anna and Elsa venture into the unknown around World Showcase, journeying from country to country and waving hello to guests along the way.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios (reopening July 15, 2020)

  • Rey, Chewbacca and Vi Moradi, may be spotted on platforms above the garage in Black Spire Station or surveying activity around the spaceport where the Millennium Falcon has landed.

  • A contingent of First Order Stormtroopers join Kylo Ren in patrolling the landing platform at Docking Bay 9 beneath their TIE Echelon assault vehicle.

  • “Pixar Pals Motorcade” – Some of the biggest stars from Pixar Animation Studios’ films arrive on Hollywood Boulevard, from The Incredibles to Toy Story pals and more. They’ll wave to their fans as they head down the avenue accompanied by a celebratory musical score.

  • “Disney Junior Stars Motorcade” – Throughout the day, Disney Junior stars including Fancy Nancy, Doc McStuffins and Vampirina will cruise down Hollywood Boulevard waving to fans from colorful custom convertibles.
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Article Posted: Jul 08, 2020 / 3:07pm ET
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Giss Neric5 days ago

I'm just kidding. It's all lies. I just wanted to switch the topic for a while.

GimpYancIent6 days ago

Ok, so a guy wore a mask with some wording on it. He Wore A Mask properly! No one care's what was written on it.

drizgirl6 days ago

You were about to report someone wearing a mask correctly?

Lilofan6 days ago

Easier to fire third party for a poor job.

Lilofan6 days ago

If third party crews get hurt on the job, Disney doesn't have to pick up their medical / injury costs. That could run into hundreds of thousands of dollars or even more depending on the severity of the injury.

Giss Neric6 days ago

I saw a guy in Magic Kingdom recently with a custom made mask that says "WORN BY FORCE, NOT BY CHOICE." I kinda felt that he was trouble already. I'm was about to report it to a CM but decided to let it go since he's not doing anything wrong anyways. It's just a silent protest. I saw him two times after that while walking in Fantasyland and the other while in the queue at Big Thunder. In all fairness to him, he was wearing the mask and wearing it correctly at both times.

ElvisMickey6 days ago

You’re hilarious, Oswald Cobblepot 🙄

JoeCamel6 days ago

Do not have to pay bennies as JohnD said and shifts liability to the third party if they are installed improperly

JohnD6 days ago

Part time, no more than 29 hours. Don't have to pay benefits unlike full time CMs. Hourly rate is also probably less than for full time CMs also.

Goofnut19807 days ago

How is this cheaper than having on staff maintenance crews perform the work?

MisterPenguin7 days ago

That baby carriage is not allowed in WDW!!

wdwmagic7 days ago

There is a full time third party crew at the parks replacing the distancing markers.

wdwmagic7 days ago

U.S. officials are aiming to open travel between UK and U.S.A with shortened traveler quarantine periods by the end of the year according to WSJ https://www.wdwmagic.com/other/walt-disney-company/news/16oct2020-u.s.-officials-are-aiming-to-open-travel-between-uk-and-u.s.a-with-shortened-traveler-quarantine-periods-as-soon-as-the-holidays.htm

DCBaker18 days ago

"Mickey Mouse and his best pals are returning to breakfast at Chef Mickey’s restaurant in Disney’s Contemporary Resort on December 16, bringing some new items to the menu inspired by their favorite dishes. " Along with traditional breakfast favorites, you will be able to try the new Mickey’s “Celebration” Pancake, featuring whipped cream, celebration sprinkles, shimmering pixie dust and more. For something a bit more savory, we’re adding a new “Loaded” Potato-Cheese Casserole topped with smoked bacon crumbles and chives. Last but not least, Goofy’s Banana Bread French Toast will combine unique flavors of banana bread baked in zesty orange-scented French toast batter, topped with Espresso-mascarpone cream, toasted bananas and chocolate crumbles. If you can’t decide on which new item to try, you’ll be able to taste all three as part of an all-you-care-to-eat family style feast with other traditional breakfast favorites. When Mickey and friends return, the experience may look a little different than the last time you visited, but you can still expect to smile, wave and make unforgettable memories with some of your favorite characters as they parade through the restaurant in their chef’s best. Reservations for Chef Mickey’s character breakfast will open on October 17, based on availability. In addition, Disney Resort hotel guests can make reservations up to 60 days in advance plus the length of their stay (up to 10 days)." https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/10/mickey-and-friends-bring-new-food-items-to-chef-mickeys-on-december-16/