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This week at Walt Disney World, Disney offers massive discounts on tickets for Florida residents, a popular fall event is cancelled, plus Disney announces more availability for annual passholders (just not at Disney's Hollywood Studios). 

Outside Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort cancels Halloween Horror Nights (but will still be selling merchandise) and SeaWorld offers a free ticket deal! 

1. Disney offering a deeply discounted ticket deal for Florida residents

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In addition to the discounts being offered on hotel rooms, merchandise and more, this week Disney announced a new Florida resident ticket offer that deeply discounts admission for multi-day visits. Here's the price/validity  breakdown for this new "Magic Flex Ticket":

  • 2-Day Ticket – $130 Valid: Now – September 30, 2020
  • 3-Day Ticket – $174 Valid: Now – November 20, 2020 November 29, 2020 – December 18, 2020
  • 4-Day Ticket – $195 Valid: Now – November 20, 2020 November 29, 2020 – December 18, 2020

2. Disney Wine and Dine 2020 race cancelled, virtual event announced

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runDisney announced this week that it will cancel the 2020 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort and instead offer it as a virtual event. Those who participate in this online event will receive a race shirt and medal for each distance they complete. Registered participants will receive an email beginning July 23 with instructions on how to register for this online before August 5, 2020. If a selection is not made, registered Guests automatically will be refunded.All registered Guests for the onsite event have the option of receiving a full refund for the race if they do not want to compete in the virtual event. 

3. Ample Hills Creamery at BoardWalk Resort will not reopen, Disney Springs project abandoned

 Dakota Gardner

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Despite operating a popular location at Disney's BoardWalk Resort for the last 5 years, it has been announced that the Ample Hills Creamery will not reopen, and the Disney Springs location, which was in the early construction phases before the COVID-19 shutdown will not be moving forward. No reason was given for the abrupt removal of Ample Hills from Disney Property, but we'd guess the company is short on cash following its bankruptcy filing earlier this year and it could not reach an agreement to work with Disney

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