Weekly Disney Roundup For April 4 – April 10, 2021

In this edition of the Weekly Disney Round-Up: We get an additional look at the reimagined Jungle Cruise, Disney Updates their mask policy, plus the Disney Wish hits a new milestone.

This is your Disney news round-up for the week of April 4, 2021.

Jungle Cruise. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Jungle Cruise. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Magic Kingdom

Zach Riddley Shares a New Look at the Soon-To-Be Reimagined Jungle Cruise: Riddley has provided fans an inside look at some major changes coming to the Parks, including giving fans their first real look at EPCOT’s new fountain. Now, Riddley is giving fans some more information on the changes coming to the Jungle Cruise. The following was posted on @TheZachRiddley:

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Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises/Instagram, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Business of Disney

Disney Updates Their Mask Policies: Starting on Thursday, April 8, 2021, Disney will allow Guests to temporarily take their masks off while taking photos. The policy for removing a mask when taking a photo is now similar to the policy when eating or drinking. All Guests age 2 and older must otherwise wear a mask at all times.

Cast Members Can Now Receive COVID-19 Vaccine: Disney announced that it will pay four hours of work for Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members who get the vaccine. Jeff Vahle, the President of Disney World, posted photos showing Disney Health Services administering COVID-19 vaccines.

From MCO to WDW, Mears Announces Bus Service Update: Mears has announced it will continue offering bus transportation between the airport and area theme parks and resorts starting in January 2022.  The new service will be called Mears Connect.

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Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

EPCOT

Disney released new concept art for “Creations Shop,” EPCOT’s new flagship merchandise location that will replace MouseGear.  The new store will feature huge windows and a nearby Club Cool.

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Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Disney Cruise Line

The Disney Wish Hits a New Milestone: The Disney Cruise Line has announced they have completed an important milestone in the construction of their newest ship, the Disney Wish.  Mayer Werft, the German company building the ship, conducted a keel-laying ceremony.

Biggest Disney news this week: The Wish’s milestone, or EPCOT’s Creations Shop?