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We’ve had quite a bit of Disney news this week, but if you happened to miss some of the biggest stories, don’t worry because we’ve got you covered.
So here are the biggest Disney news stories you might have missed this week!
Disney World Day
Walt Disney World is about to get its very own state holiday. Orange County, Florida is getting ready to declare December 3rd as “Walt Disney World Day.” A special proclamation took place on Friday, presented by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and Orlando Mayer Buddy Dyer. Disney World President Jeff Vahle was also in attendance.
After the presentation, Walt Disney World VoluntEARS, learers, and local government officials took part in a service project at the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Disney World Character Dining Changes
After character dining began to reopen at Disney World, guests were no longer able to get up from their tables to get photos with characters. Well, that changed this week!
You can now get up from your table during a character dining experience to get a socially-distanced photo with that character — and a Cast Member can even take that photo for you with your phone or camera.
Disney World Restaurant Reopenings
We’ve got two more Disney World restaurants getting set to reopen. Story Book Dining at Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will reopen on December 16th with its signature characters prix fixe menu.
Disney World Parking Trams Returning
One of the biggest inconveniences at Disney World after reopening affected those who drive to the parks — parking trams have not returned. But the good news is that they will come back soon.
The trams will return to Magic Kingdom this month, with trams returning to the other three parks in 2022.
Lunar New Year and Food and Wine Festival Returning to Disneyland in 2022
And the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will return next year from March 4th through April 26th, 2022.
Disney Announces Bob Iger’s Replacement
The Walt Disney Company has announced the person who will replace Bob Iger as Chairman of the Board. Susan Arnold will take over as Chairman of the Board, replacing Bob Iger on December 31st, 2021.
Iger served in the role since 2012 and had said previously that he would be leaving Disney in December.
Those are the biggest Disney news stories of the week but stay tuned to AllEars to keep updated on all Disney news.
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