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This week at Walt Disney World, another hotel announces a reopening, Disney Parks Pass looks like its here to stay, plus both Fireworks and single rider lines are back! 

Outside Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort reopens the last of its hotels plus tickets are now on sale for Halloween Horror Nights! 

1. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge set to reopen in August

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Disney has announced that they will fully reopen Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge later this summer on August 26, 2021. Reservations for later this year are now available and can be made here. It is currently unknown if the Boma restaurant will reopen with the hotel. 

2. Fireworks return to Epcot and the Magic Kingdom in July

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Walt Disney World has announced that as of July 1 nightly fireworks performances will be returning to both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot! Both parks will be performing their shows from before the March 2020 closure, which include Happily Ever After at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot Forever at Epcot. Harmonious is set to debut later this year at Epcot. It has been confirmed that Disney will not be putting on any special fireworks for the July 4 or Halloween holidays.

3. Single rider lines have returned

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Because party mixing was minimized when Disney parks reopened, the single rider line was not used for any attractions at the resort. However, now that this policy has been relaxed, single rider lines are now available for popular attractions like Millennium Falcon – Smuggler’s Run and more. 


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