Walt Disney World Updates Mask Policy

Walt Disney World has just announced that it will be modifying its mask policy to slightly loosen the requirements for when masks must be worn at the theme parks.

The latest update will begin on  April 8th.  The update will allow guests to remove masks when they are taking photos outdoors while physically distanced.

Specifically the new policy states –

Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming. You may temporarily remove your face covering while actively eating, drinking or taking an outdoor photo, but you must be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing during this time.

It is important to note that masks must be worn at all other times, in accordance with the original guidelines for the park’s reopening back in July of 2020.

‘Disney Junior Dance Party!’ Coming This Fall to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Do you have a little one and do you and them love Disney Junior?  Well….do I have good news for you if you’re planning on visiting Walt Disney World this fall.

Today Disney announced that an all-new Disney Junior show will be coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this fall. “Disney Junior Dance Party!” will be, according to Disney, a high-energy, live show that is inspired by the most popular Disney Junior shows on TV such as “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” “Doc McStuffins,” “The Lion Guard” and the newest hit series “Vampirina.”

The new show will be a musically infused, interactive concert, hosted by Finn Fiesta and a DJ, named Deejay, of course, who involve guests, especially little guests, in all the fun. This will include live appearances from some of your favorite characters and fun music from Disney Junior.

Indiana Jones Funko Pop! Figure Coming to Disney Parks on July 22nd

A Funko Pop! vinyl figure inspired by Indiana Jones is coming to select merchandise locations at Disney Parks on July 22nd. This Funko Pop! figure is part of a collection of figures created especially for Disney Theme Park Merchandise. Other figures in this collection include four Haunted Mansion-themed Funko Pop! released in November 2015.

Indy Funko Pop

The packaging for this figure includes a nod to the Indiana Jones Adventure attraction in Adventureland at Disneyland park (don’t look into the eyes of Mara!). For this article, I visited the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to grab a few photos of Indiana Jones in action.

This Indiana Jones figure is different than one being released at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2016. The Comic-Con figure (#199) was inspired by “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” whereas the Disney Parks figure (#200) was inspired by “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”

Indy Funko Pop Attraction

The Disney Parks Exclusive figure will have a retail of $19.99, and it will be released at the following Disney Parks merchandise locations:

Disneyland Resort

  • Disneyland park – Adventureland Bazaar
  • Downtown Disney District – D-Street

Walt Disney World Resort

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost
  • Disney Springs Marketplace – Disney’s Pin Traders

Guests may also have this figure shipped directly to home using the Shop Disney Parks mobile app. To download the app, please visit DisneyWorld.com/Shop.