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 This week at Walt Disney World, after hours fireworks testing kicks off at the Magic Kingdom, the Disney Parks pass system is officially here to stay, plus Disney ends physical distancing and spaced out seating at shows. 

Outside Walt Disney World, Universal ends mask requirements and opens a new Tribute Store, plus SeaWorld Orlando opens a new coffee location with some very special miniatures inside! 

1. The Magic Kingdom begins testing nighttime fireworks 

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Though physical distancing and outdoor mask wearing are winding down at Walt Disney World, one post-Pandemic change many guests are waiting on is the return of nighttime spectaculars at the parks. And while after-hours testing has been going on at Epcot for several weeks now, the Magic Kingdom began testing fireworks over the weekend, which may indicate the return of nighttime shows in the near future! 

2. Reimagined Jungle Cruise to debut later this summer at the Magic Kingdom

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It has been announced that the Magic Kingdom version of the Jungle Cruise will debut its refreshed look later this summer. In addition, it looks like visitors won't have to worry about downtime for this attraction as Disney has confirmed this ride will continue to stay open while new scenes are added and updated. 

3. Shows at Walt Disney World now seating every row 

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Though Disney is still only running a few of its shows right now, it looks like with the majority of physical distancing policies being discontinued at Walt Disney World, Disney is ending its spaced out seating policies as well. Guests who visit shows like Country Bear Jamboree, the Carousel of Progress and more will find that they will be loaded in every row, with no space in between parties as necessary. 

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When will Finding Nemo the musical Open? I miss those fish!

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