This week at Walt Disney World, mandatory masks are discontinued almost everywhere at the resort, the After Hours Boo Bash sells out for Halloween night, plus a new hotel discount is available for summer visitors.
Outside Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort officially opens the VelociCoaster, and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay extends their summertime entertainment.
1. Masks now optional for vaccinated guests at Walt Disney World
Beginning this week on June 15, face coverings at Walt Disney World will be optional for fully vaccinated Guests in most areas of the theme parks and resorts including in shops, restaurants, and on rides. The only place face coverings will still be required for all guests will be on enclosed Disney transportation, including Disney buses, monorails, and the Disney Skyliner. However, they will not be required on boats and ferries.
2. Parking trams now testing for potential return soon
One of the biggest casualties of the COVID-19 cutbacks last year was the Walt Disney World parking trams, which have been unable to ferry guests back and forth from their cars since March 2020. However, over the weekend, several parking trams were seen driving around various parking lots in the resort, potentially signaling that this amenity could be coming back soon, just in time for the hottest days of summer.
3. Disney After Hours Boo Bash on Halloween now sold out
Tickets for the Disney After Hours Boo Bash went on sale this week and it looks like this event is already proving to be quite popular, with Halloween night already sold out. You can check out pricing for this event and more information here.