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Disney Springs astatine Walt Disney World successful Orlando, Florida, is permanently closing its NBA Experience venue, newsman Scott Gustin tweeted Monday. He added: "Disney says this volition not interaction their different partnerships with the NBA oregon their concern narration with the Orlando Magic. Disney volition stock an update astir the aboriginal of the NBA Experience determination astatine a aboriginal date."

The NBA Experience opened successful August 2019, and Disney is present "moving successful different direction," Gustin tweeted. The determination to adjacent the venue was made with the NBA. 

Disney describes the NBA Experience arsenic having "13 unsocial games and activities" that fto radical "embark connected a afloat subordinate journey, from grooming drills to competitions to championships and beyond." The Disney Springs website inactive lists the acquisition arsenic being "Temporarily Unavailable."

This comes amid different changes for the planetary taxable park, which has reopened galore of its attractions that had closed owed to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 3, Disney unveiled its Magic Key program for Disneyland successful Anaheim, California. Magic Key replaces the park's annual pass that was canceled in January owed to the "continued uncertainty of the pandemic." It includes 4 options, ranging from a $1,399 per twelvemonth Dream Key that includes reservation-based admittance to 1 oregon some taxable parks each time of the year, to a $399 a twelvemonth Imagine Key, which offers reservation-based admittance to 1 oregon some parks prime days of the twelvemonth for Southern California residents. The programme kicks disconnected Aug. 25. 

Disney says caller yearly walk income for Walt Disney World volition besides became disposable successful clip for the commencement of the park's 50th day solemnisation this fall. More details volition beryllium shared aboriginal this month.

Both Walt Disney World and Disneyland are once again requiring look coverings successful indoor areas for each guests property 2 and up, careless of vaccination status. The mandate, which took effect successful July, extends to passengers connected Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner. Face coverings are besides required erstwhile entering the parks and passim attractions. They're inactive optional successful communal outdoor areas.

The rules are a revision connected a June 11 announcement successful which Disney World said masks were optional for guests who are afloat vaccinated, but portion connected the monorail, Disney buses and the Skyliner. The alteration comes arsenic the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus spreads passim the globe. It's present the dominant strain in the US and galore different parts of the world. In precocious July, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that fully vaccinated Americans should instrumentality to wearing masks indoors if they unrecorded successful an country with "substantial oregon high" transmission of COVID-19. California and Florida both person areas with precocious transmission rates.

The Walt Disney Company besides said past month: "We are requiring that each salaried and non-union hourly employees successful the US moving astatine immoderate of our sites beryllium afloat vaccinated. Employees who aren't already vaccinated and are moving on-site volition person 60 days from contiguous to implicit their protocols and immoderate employees inactive moving from location volition request to supply verification of vaccination anterior to their return, with definite constricted exceptions."

All six Disney parks astir the globe person reopened aft their shutdown past twelvemonth owed to the dispersed of COVID-19, and the resorts are dilatory bringing backmost immoderate of their pre-pandemic amusement offerings, including the nightly fireworks amusement at Disney World. In its earnings report connected Thursday, Disney said its parks, experiences and products conception returned to profitability for the archetypal clip since the commencement of the pandemic, but the parks aren't yet profitable connected their own. The company's gross successful the parks, experiences and products conception rose 307.6% to $4.3 billion, CNBC reported.

Here's the latest connected COVID-19 rules at Disneyland, Disney World, Disneyland ParisTokyo DisneyShanghai Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland, and what you tin expect erstwhile visiting.

Disney World: Fireworks are back

Disney world: Reopened July 11, 2020

Walt Disney World brought backmost its fireworks show arsenic of July 1. The night-time spectaculars, called "Happily Ever After" successful the Magic Kingdom and "Epcot Forever" successful Epcot, volition entertain guests nightly with fireworks, projections, lights and music.

It follows Disney World dilatory relaxing its COVID measures done 2021. Disney announced connected May 12 that it's gradually removing the societal distancing requirements from Disney World in outdoor areas. It volition support the 6-foot requirements lone successful areas similar stores and indoor eating locations. As of May 15, it became optional to deterioration masks successful outdoor areas and excavation decks.

Disney reopened Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom about a twelvemonth ago, connected July 11, 2021, with Epcot and Hollywood Studios pursuing connected July 15. The Orlando Disney parks person a caller preservation system to limit capacityDisney World resorts and hotels began reopening successful precocious June 2020, portion the Disney Springs buying and eating country reopened May 20.

Disney World announced it will begin utilizing iPhones and Apple Watches arsenic tickets to the parks this year, with the Florida edifice acceptable to celebrate its 50th day successful October

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Disneyland Paris: Marvel edifice suites open

Disneyland Paris: Reopened July 15-Oct. 29, 2020; June 17, 2021

Disney's Hotel New York: The Art of Marvel opened June 21, taking connected an NYC-themed edifice and adding much than 350 pieces of Marvel artwork to its halls and rooms. There's besides a selfie spot with Spider-Man, different photograph stations, the Marvel Design Studio for kids to larn however to gully superhero comic books, a Hero grooming Zone, Marvel-themed cocktails and meals, and 25 suites themed for the Avengers.

The edifice opening followed Disneyland Paris reopening connected June 17, including the caller Cars Road Trip attraction astatine Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney's Newport Bay Club Hotel and the Disney Village buying and eating area. 

The caller Cars attraction volition transport guests "into a Cars-themed mentation of a roadworthy travel connected Route 66," wherever they'll brushwood "natural wonders similar The World's Largest Lugnut and the Cars-tastrophe Canyon, portion encountering fashionable characters specified arsenic Lightning McQueen and Mater," Disneyland Paris said.

Both taxable parks at Disneyland Paris had primitively reopened July 15, 2020, but the French parks closed again connected Oct. 29 successful enactment with caller guidance following different question of COVID-19 cases crossed the continent. Disneyland Paris had hoped to reopen from Dec. 19 until Jan. 3 successful clip to observe the holidays, but was forced to remain closed. The adjacent program was to reopen connected Feb. 13, but this was pushed to April 2 -- and past again to June 17.

Disneyland Paris Marvel hotel

Disney's Hotel New York: The Art of Marvel is present open.


Disneyland: Open to each guests

Disneyland: Reopened April 30, 2021, for California residents; afloat reopened June 15

Under new California taxable parkland guidance issued March 5, Disneyland reopened connected April 30, but lone residents of California were permitted to participate the parks until California removed the tier strategy June 15.

Avengers Campus opened June 4.

You tin read everything connected Disneyland's reopening here.

Avengers Campus Disney

Hong Kong Disneyland is unfastened

Hong Kong Disneyland: Reopened June 18-July 15 and Sept. 25-Dec. 2; reopened again Feb. 19

Hong Kong Disneyland reopened connected June 18, 2020, with reduced capacity, enhanced wellness measures and a caller preservation strategy -- but then closed down again connected July 15 aft a spike successful coronavirus cases in the region. The theme parkland reopened Sept. 25, but remained closed connected Tuesdays and Thursdays and required advance online reservations.

Hong Kong Disneyland was forced to adjacent down for a 3rd clip connected Dec. 2 due to a resurgence successful cases. "As required by the authorities and successful enactment with preventive efforts taking spot crossed Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland parkland is temporarily closed," the parkland said. "We are successful adjacent interaction with wellness authorities and the authorities astir the concern and volition denote a reopening day erstwhile they find it is advisable."

Disney Parks then reopened Hong Kong Disneyland connected Feb. 19 to proceed celebrations for the park's 15th anniversary. Hong Kong Disneyland is open 5 days a week, remaining closed connected Tuesdays and Thursdays. To attend, you tin marque a preservation 7 days earlier arriving -- oregon 9 days if you're a Magic Access Platinum subordinate of the taxable park. You'll besides request to acquisition a somesthesia screening, deterioration a look disguise and scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code.

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Tokyo Disney Resort is unfastened

Tokyo Disney: Reopened July 1, 2020

Disney Parks announced connected June 23 that it would beryllium opening Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea connected July 1.

The Tokyo Disney Resort said June 4 that the opening day for the Tokyo Disneyland large enlargement country volition beryllium determined erstwhile the concern tin beryllium gauged aft reopening some parks." The extended enlargement -- which includes a Beauty and the Beast-themed country and a Baymax ride -- was primitively slated to statesman opening connected April 15, 2020.

Disneyland Shanghai is unfastened

Disneyland Shanghai: Reopened May 11, 2020

Disney CEO Bob Iger announced May 5 that the Shanghai parkland would reopen Monday, May 11. It has limits connected attendance, a preservation strategy to summation introduction to the park, an introduction power system, societal distancing requirements, portion markings keeping guests distanced portion successful lines for rides, masks, somesthesia screenings, interaction tracing and government-required wellness procedures. It accrued capableness from 30% to 50% of the parkland connected Aug. 24, and besides restarted its fireworks show.

Shanghai began opening restaurants and stores connected March 9 successful Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and astatine the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, requiring each guests to acquisition somesthesia screening, contiguous a greenish Shanghai QR wellness codification astatine eating venues, perpetually deterioration a disguise and "maintain respectful societal distances astatine each times."

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