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Disney World reopens as U.S. virus death toll surges

Jul 12, 2020 - 1:07 PM

The state of Florida is one of the hardest-hit by a new wave of cases and deaths in the US

Guests wearing protective masks wait to pick up their tickets at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World on the first day of reopening, in Orlando, Florida, on July 11, 2020. - Disney's flagship theme park reopened its doors to the general public on Saturday, along with Animal Kingdom, as part of their phased reopening in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. New safety measures have been implemented including mandatory face masks for everyone and temperature checks for guests before they enter. (Photo by Gregg Newton / Gregg Newton / AFP)

Turn your abode into the House of Mouse with pieces from Disney Home

Feb 28, 2018 - 4:33 PM

You can now decorate your home with official Disney furniture!

DISNEY HOME. A store selling official Disney-themed homeware opens at Downtown Disney District. Photo from disneyparks.disney.go.com

Dozens of alligators captured prior to child's death at Disney

Nov 04, 2017 - 11:53 AM

In the 15 months before an alligator dragged two-year-old Lane Graves underwater on June 14, 2016, 45 of the reptiles were captured on Disney property

WARNING. Newly installed signs warn of alligators and snakes on a closed section of beach following the death of a 2-year-old boy who was killed by an alligator near a Walt Disney World hotel on June 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

FIRST LOOK: 'Star Wars' Land at Disney parks

Jul 14, 2017 - 6:29 AM

Set to open in Disneyland and Disney World in 2019 the new attraction will have a Millennium Falcon ride

Disney installs gator warnings, barriers after boy's death

Jun 17, 2016 - 4:26 PM

UPDATED The signs warn visitors of alligators and snakes in area and also tell patrons to stay away from the water and not feed wildlife

Authorities search for the body of a missing two-year-old boy the beach near the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA, June 15, 2016. Photo by John Taggart/EPA

US toddler's body found after gator attack at Disney resort

Jun 15, 2016 - 9:38 PM

UPDATED The nightmare at the Disney World complex is the latest horror to hit the central Florida vacation town

SEARCH EFFORTS. Police officers and emergency teams search for a child who was reportedly being pulled into the water by an alligator near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida, USA, June 14, 2016. Photo by John Taggart/EPA

New details revealed: Upcoming 'Star Wars Experience' at Disney parks

Feb 23, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Dubbed ‘The Star Wars Experience ’ expansions are going to be built at the Disney theme parks in Anaheim California and Orlando Florida

THE STAR WARS EXPERIENCE. New additions will be built at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Screengrab from abc.go.com

WATCH: When Disney characters shadow you

Feb 19, 2015 - 4:36 PM

This must have been how Peter Pan felt