What is happening to Disney in 2024?
Starting January 9, 2024, guests with Park Hopper benefits or an Annual Pass will be able to visit another theme park at any time during park hours. This is a significant shift from the previous rule that allowed Park Hopper access only after 2 p.m. This change gives guests the freedom to plan their day as they wish.
How long does it take for Disney World to be built?
In a 2-year construction effort, Disney employed 9,000 people. Land speculation reached unprecedented heights, as hotel chains and restaurateurs grabbed up property near the proposed park. Mere swampland sold for millions. The total cost of the project by its October 1971 opening was $400 million.
Why is Disney closing 2023?
This Walt Disney World ride refurbishment calendar lists the closure schedule for 2023 at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios & Animal Kingdom. Attractions close for routine maintenance, safety upgrades, improvements, and reimaginings. (Updated October 6, 2023.)
Is Disney World still under construction?
There's not nearly as much construction at Walt Disney World right now than any other time in the last 5 years. The only exception is EPCOT, which is a sea of construction walls right now, but won't be by early 2024. Here's a park by park look at everything new and coming soon to Walt Disney World…
What is happening to Mickey Mouse in 2024?
On January 1, 2024, the copyright to Steamboat Willie and several other of the first Mickey Mouse shorts will expire. However, all later films, television shows, and pieces of artwork featuring Mickey Mouse will remain under copyright protection until their individual copyrights eventually expire.