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Weekly Disney Roundup For March 21 – March 27, 2021

In this edition of the Weekly Disney Round-Up: Animal Kingdom celebrates Earth Month, we get our first look at the “new” Jungle Cruise coming to the Magic Kingdom, plus Disney Cruise Line teases guests on what to expect in 2022.

This is your Disney news round-up for the week of March 21, 2021.

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Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates Earth Month: As part of its annual Earth Day (now Earth Month) celebration, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will offer limited-time experiences including characters, learning opportunities, special food offerings, merchandise, and more!

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Magic Kingdom

Additional Details On Upcoming Jungle Cruise Changes Released: The Disney Parks Blog recently released some additional information on what the future holds for the iconic Jungle Cruise attraction.

Magic Kingdom to Expand Main Street Confectionery: Disney formally announced plans to expand and refresh the ever-popular Main Street Confectionery on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom  With the remodel, they will expand the store’s layout and provide more interactive opportunities to customize confections.

Disney Dream smoke stack with Mickey logo

Disney Cruise Line

DCL’s 2022 Destinations and Itineraries Released: Since the COVID-19 shut down in March of 2020, Disney Cruise Line has not set sail. As a glimmer of hope, Disney has released a number of destinations and itineraries for 2022.

Business of Disney

Walt Disney World Testing New Facial Recognition System: Disney is conducting a test of facial recognition technology at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom. Disney said that the technology will help it focus on touchless experiences.  The test will run for 30 days, although it could go shorter or longer.

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Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Announces Plan For Theme Park Expansion: Disneyland has announced long-term plans to add to its California theme parks, as well as additional retail and parking in Anaheim.  This is part of the company’s work to plan for the next several decades.

Biggest Disney news this week: Disneyland’s Expansion, or the Jungle Cruises’ new theme?