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Justin Timberlake Went to Disney World with His Son Silas & Shared the Cutest Photos!

Justin Timberlake has shared some cute videos and photos from his trip to Walt Disney World with his six-year-old son Silas!

The 40-year-old singer and actor had a blast while exploring Star Wars Land at the Florida theme park.

“I don’t know who was freaking out more… me or my six year old 👊🏻 This was the coolest. Big thank you to @waltdisneyworld for an amazing trip,” Justin captioned the post on Instagram.

Justin shared a video of him and Silas battling with their lightsabers.

Click inside to see the photos and videos that he shared… More Here! »

Walt Disney World Makes Face Masks Optional Outdoors

Walt Disney World is the next theme park to announce it will not require guests to wear face masks outdoors.

The “Happiest Place on Earth” theme park revealed the big news on their blog on Friday, May 14, and shared that the new rule change would go into effect immediately.

Click inside to read the new guidelines for face masks at Disney World…More Here! »

Maluma Visited Disney World for the First Time as an Adult!

Maluma poses with a lightsaber while snapping photos aboard the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride during a trip to Walt Disney World this week.

The 27-year-old music superstar had a blast at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Maluma said that this was his first time visiting the theme park as an adult.

Days before his trip to Disney World, Maluma was one of the many celebs who attended a star-studded party in Miami. The event was definitely one of the biggest red carpet parties since the start of the pandemic last year.

Maluma put his super hot body on display while going shirtless under his suit jacket at the event, where he partied alongside one of the biggest stars in the world right now.

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Disney Parks Are Laying Off 28,000 Employees Amid Pandemic

Disney is announcing some major decisions.

The Walt Disney Company revealed that 28,000 employees from the Parks, Experiences and Products segment “at all levels” will be laid off, THR reported Tuesday (September 29).

The company is placing the blame for the decision on California not allowing Disneyland to reopen at this time amid the pandemic.

“In light of the prolonged impact of COVID-19 on our business, including limited capacity due to physical distancing requirements and the continued uncertainty regarding the duration of the pandemic – exacerbated in California by the State’s unwillingness to lift restrictions that would allow Disneyland to reopen – we have made the very difficult decision to begin the process of reducing our workforce at our Parks, Experiences and Products segment at all levels, having kept non-working Cast Members on furlough since April, while paying healthcare benefits,” the statement reads.

“Approximately 28,000 domestic employees will be affected, of which about 67% are part-time. We are talking with impacted employees as well as to the unions on next steps for union-represented Cast Members. Over the past several months, we’ve been forced to make a number of necessary adjustments to our business, and as difficult as this decision is today, we believe that the steps we are taking will enable us to emerge a more effective and efficient operation when we return to normal. Our Cast Members have always been key to our success, playing a valued and important role in delivering a world-class experience, and we look forward to providing opportunities where we can for them to return.”

Meanwhile, Disney World is planning to reopen a water park in 2021.

Disney World Is Planning to Reopen One Water Park in March 2021 Amid Pandemic

Walt Disney World is revealing their reopening plans amid the pandemic.

The Orlando resort is plotting to reopen one of its two water parks – Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon – in March of 2021, according to an update on the “Know Before You Go” page on the company’s website.

“While Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park remain closed at this time, pending government approvals, we currently plan to reopen one of the two Disney water parks on March 7, 2021,” the statement reads.

It is not yet known which of the parks will get to reopen at that time.

“We will provide more details on our phased reopening plan, including a decision on the specific water park that will be reopening first, at a later time. This reopening date may change and if it does, we will let Guests know what to expect in a future update,” the statement continues, adding that they plan to “welcome back Guests and Cast Members to our water parks in a responsible way,” with a plan “focused on health and well-being.”

Back in August, Walt Disney World made some changes to their theme park hours.\

Walt Disney World Will Reduce Theme Park Hours

Walt Disney World is making some more changes to the theme park after re-opening just a month ago.

The Orlando, Florida based amusement park announced today that their hours will be changing, starting in September.

Both The Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios will cut back an hour of operation, and Epcot is cutting back by two hours. Meanwhile, Animal Kingdom is losing an hour in the morning and an hour at the end of the day.

The park has experienced low attendance since re-opening due to the coronavirus pandemic. After re-opening, many safety protocols were put into place including visitors ages two and older required to wear a face mask at all times, except for when eating or drinking.

Other changes included requiring visitors to make reservations for each park and reducing capacity on rides

See below for the new hours:

  • Magic Kingdom: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Epcot: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Hollywood Studios: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Animal Kingdom: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recently, the park also announced that three rides will be closing permanently.

Disney World Reopens in Florida While Coronavirus Cases Rise - See Photos

Disney World has reopened in Florida after being shut down for nearly four months during the coronavirus pandemic.

Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are now open again for guests, even though Florida has had a recent surge in COVID-19 infections. The other parks open on Wednesday.

On Friday, one day before the reopening, Florida reported 11,433 new cases of COVID-19 and 435 more hospitalizations, which marks the state’s largest single-day rise in hospitalizations.

The thousands of people who are going to Disney World are required to have a temperature checks and bag searches are being limited to minimize contact between guests and employees. Almost all of the shows that are normally performed are suspended and character meet-and-greets have been stopped.

Face coverings are required for all guests (ages 2 and up) and all employees are required to wear them as well.

20+ pictures inside from inside Disney World on reopening day… More Here! »

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