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The Disney Parks Report

The Disney Parks Report

By Kyle Higgins
Every Week, Our host Kyle Higgins brings you the latest from the wonderful world of Disney Parks, including the US Parks and our friends Internationally! We also feature games, roundtable discussions, and so much more.

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The Disney Parks Report S4E2 - Week of May 25th, 2021
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses new relaxed COVID protocols on both coasts, new designs coming to the Magicmobile system and what this means for magicbands, and a freak accident that occurred on a monorail track just this past weekend.
11:58
May 25, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S4E1 - Week of May 18th, 2021
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Disney is changing for the normal as COVID restrictions are relaxed, and experiences begin to return on both the guest and cast member side of things. Also on the show today, a new Halloween Event is announced for Magic Kingdom for this fall, and even more of the smaller stories from around the world in our newest segment, The Rundown.
12:50
May 18, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S3E13 - Week of April 20th, 2021
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Breaking news as Disney updates their “Disney Look” policy, and announces an unlikely partnership with Seaworld in order to save the environment. Also on the show today, Fans of Disneyland now know more about what they can expect when the park reopens later this month as new updates are released, and the new warning put out over Cast Member Treatment.
11:36
April 20, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S3E12 - Week of 4/13
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses new relaxed mask requirements in regards to PhotoPass in COVIDWatch. In other news, massive updates throughout the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland, Projects and concepts coming back from the dead, and a new DPR segment debuting today!
17:01
April 13, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S3E11 - Week of 3/30
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses new hopes for Cast Member Vaccines in COVIDwatch. In other news, Disney is testing new technology in Florida, New Updates and Hope for Attractions in Magic Kingdom, and an absolute bombshell out of the west as Disneyland announces something big. 
18:24
March 30, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S3E10 - Week of 3/23
This Week, On The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses new social distancing guidelines and practices, the call for Vaccinations in Florida, and the moment we’ve all been waiting for from the west is finally coming true in COVIDwatch. In other news, Disney is testing a new feature for their new service, a huge refurbishment is getting bigger, and a transport hub gets a new breath of life.
16:56
March 23, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S3E9 - Week of 3/16
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses changes coming to the Disney Parks as hope to the future increases, including amazing news from the west in COVIDwatch. In other news, a new technological tool in your theme park arsenal, a shake-up in Main Street’s retail, and a headline expansion now as an official opening date.
13:42
March 16, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S3E8 - Week of 3/9
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses new updates to Walt Disney World's Mask Policy and COVID-19 Protocols for Blizzard Beach in COVIDWatch. In other news, Kyle discusses new updates surrounding Epcot’s overhaul, a new event coming to Disneyland, and a beloved character going on a world tour.
15:36
March 9, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S3E7 - Week of 3/2
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses the extension of the Walt Disney World Park Pass System, and the Re-opening of an International Park in COVIDWatch. In other news, Disney announces its first round of 50th-anniversary plans for Orlando, More things are set to re-open at Disneyland, and a former Disney Legend is finding a new home in the stars.  Also on the show today, Kyle welcomes back our Lore Panelist to discuss something that was mentioned as a joke, and somehow is now a potential reality.
35:42
March 2, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S3E6 - Week of 2-16
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses a potential new blow to Florida Tourism in COVIDWatch. In other news, Kyle discusses the new earnings report released by Disney, an old EPCOT favorite making a surprising return, and new suggestions arise about what the future of the Disneyland AP Program may hold.
17:56
February 16, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S3E5 - Week of 2/9
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses new updates to Disney World’s social distancing policy and another yearly event canceled in COVIDWatch. In other news, Attractions are going into refurbishment while others are preparing to come out, a classic is getting a new look, and the pass holder discount is returning to Florida.  Also on the show today, Kyle discusses the hottest show on Disney+ in our segment “Also”.
23:42
February 9, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S3E4 - Week of 2/2
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses a re-opening of a Walt Disney World Water Park and new signs of hope in COVIDWatch.  In other news, a Disney staple is getting a makeover, a household name in youth sports is moving, and a new pass holder program is coming to Disneyland. 
20:11
February 1, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S3E3 - Week of 1/26
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses entertainment coming back to Walt Disney World, New Park Hours, and the delay of an International park re-opening in COVIDwatch. In other news, A new bakery opens up to massive lines in Disney Springs, the Hall of Presidents continues a long-standing tradition, and new merchandise is announced for an upcoming Disney Springs attraction.  Also on the show today, The show welcomes back Lauren as we dive into another round of Disney Lore.
33:27
January 25, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S3E2 - Week of 1/19
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses a new variation of Extra Magic Hours with COVID in mind, new methods of increasing capacity while maintaining safety on transportation, and the major Disney park becoming key in fighting the disease in COVIDwatch. In other news, multiple programs and perks ending on both coasts, a new exhibit coming to World Showcase, and an event already sold out nine months early.
19:16
January 18, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S3E1 - Week of 1/12
This week, on  The Disney Parks Report, Kyle talks about Delayed Projects and updates regarding Social Distancing Protocols in COVIDWatch. In other news, the rumor mill is churning with new theories going into the new year, along with extended refurbishments and plenty of new technical issues.  Also on the show today, Kyle talks about the New Year’s Resolutions he has for the Disney Parks.
32:43
January 11, 2021
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00:44
January 4, 2021
The Disney Parks Report S2E21 - "Best of 2020" Holiday Special
This week, on The Disney Parks Report “Best of 2020” Holiday Special, Kyle brings all of his roundtable panelists back, from our lore discussions to our most random talks, to take a look back at the moments that made this year.
39:42
December 22, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E20 - Week of 12/15
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses the plans for New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World, New Technology Updates and Rollouts, and the ambition of one Disney legend.  Also on the show today, our third panelist comes back in DPR's roundtable discussion.
36:14
December 15, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E19 - Week of 12/8
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses updates on Layoffs, things returning and being canceled, and another international park closing yet again in COVIDwatch. In other news, new developments coming out of EPCOT, new dining at Magic Kingdom, and a Disney Legend announced he is retiring.  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/supportdpr
35:44
December 8, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E18 - Week of 11/24
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses the return of a Walt Disney World institution and the continued struggle over Disneyland’s Re-Opening in COVIDWatch.  In other news, Disney is putting the pedal to the metal as they surge ahead with new fireworks testing, construction, and announcements, and two Disney Park legends receive prestigious awards.
19:46
November 24, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E17 - Week of 11/17
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses the newly released Earnings Report from the Walt Disney Company, Disneyland’s dismal outlook for the rest of the year, and new hour updates in COVIDWatch. In other news, new details about Holidays at Walt Disney World, the complete Rollout of a new scanner system, and a new show being filmed at the Magic Kingdom. Also on the show today, Kyle welcomes Connor and Vinnie back onto the show for another roundtable discussion. 
51:52
November 16, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E16 - Week of 11/10
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses more closures, suspensions, closures, new hour updates, and more in COVIDwatch. In other news, Kyle discusses new holiday addition coming to Walt Disney World just in time for the holiday season. In the second half of the show today, Kyle talks about the world of Disney outside the parks in our segment, “Also”.
23:37
November 10, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E15 - Week of 11/3
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses new layoffs in Walt Disney World entertainment, new plans for the holidays, and the shutdown of another resort internationally.  Also on the show today, Kyle discusses new and extended refurbishments and a new addition to the Animal Kingdom family. 
24:31
November 2, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E14 - Halloween Special
This week, on The Disney Parks Report Halloween Special, DPR welcomes special guest Sarah Ellsworth onto the show to talk about all things Spooky, in this life and the next! From the creepiest and most beloved attraction worldwide to some of the dark history of others, there is no better place to get your Disney Halloween fix than right here!  
01:00:32
October 26, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E13 - Week of 10/13
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses the newly released numbers from the Disney layoffs on both coasts of the United States, and the war of words brewing over Disneyland’s re-opening. In other news, Kyle discusses the re-openings and extended closures taking place in the near future at Walt Disney World.  Also on the show today, Connor and Vinnie join Kyle for another roundtable discussion.
51:18
October 12, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E12 - Week of 10/6
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses the on-going crisis in the Disney community, from Disneyland to Walt Disney World resort.  Also on the show today, Kyle covers hours updates in Walt Disney World, and the postponement of a Disney tradition. 
25:10
October 5, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E11 - Week of 9/29
This week, on The Disney Parks Report Kyle talks updates on Re-Openings and Cancellations at Walt Disney World, Disneyland’s continued closure, and various re-openings abroad in COVIDwatch.  Also on the show today, Kyle welcomes an old tradition back to our roundtable.
47:25
September 28, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E10 - Week of 9/22
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses extended closures in the US and Abroad and a dismal financial outlook for the immediate future of the Disney Parks in COVIDwatch. In other news, Kyle talks about a new expansion opening soon in Japan and a beloved attraction’s extended closure.  Also on the show today, Kyle talks about the latest from the world outside the Disney Parks in our newest segment, "Also". 
24:09
September 21, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E9 - Week of 9/15
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle talks about the Big Announcement regarding Holidays at Walt Disney World, Lightsaber Building coming back to Galaxy’s Edge, and a closure extended even further in COVIDWatch. In other news,  a small but important store’s potential closing at Hollywood Studios, and a new commercial coming to a screen near you.  Also on the show today, Kyle rounds up some of the latest merch coming to the Disney Parks in Merchandise Spotlight.
25:15
September 14, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E8 - Week of 9/8
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses extended closures, delays aplenty, and a couple of WDW food staples re-opening in COVIDWatch.  Also on the show today, DPR welcomes back our panelist in our roundtable discussion. 
43:25
September 7, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E7 - Week of 9/1
This week, on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle takes a look at extended furloughs, Business Leaders taking a stand, and magic coming back to the parks in this week’s edition of COVIDwatch. In other news, new buildings, new signs, and a new way to fight a bad trade.  Also on the show today, We take a look at the latest merchandise in Merchandise Spotlight, and other news from the Disney company in "Also". All this and more, coming up next!
36:24
August 31, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E6 - Week of 8/25
This week on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses the latest delays, closures, and signs of hope for the future in this week’s edition of COVIDwatch. In other news, word of new attractions, old favorites returning, and one specific attraction having major issues.  Also on the show today, we highlight some of the newest merchandise from around the Walt Disney World Resort.
34:47
August 25, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E5 - Week of 8/18
This week on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle breaks down the latest reductions, changes, and re-openings coming to the Disney Parks in the latest edition of COVIDWatch. Also, we cover the latest additions to the parks and the spark of a new deal that is set to benefit both cast and visitors of the Walt Disney World resort.   Later on the show, our roundtable sits down to discuss all of the latest news from the parks. 
44:29
August 17, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E4 - Week of 8/11
This week on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses the massive hit Disney has taken due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, the closures, and replacements of multiple attractions and long-standing panel. Also on the show today. Kyle talks about some of the best food from around the Walt Disney World resort. 
28:23
August 7, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E3 - Week of 8/4
This week on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses stricter and expanded COVID-19 policies, changing plans, and small beacons of hope. In other news, we see the restart of long-awaited projects, new rumors, and a title awarded to a long-overdue winner. Also on the show today, Kyle welcomes back three fellow Disney Lovers to discuss the latest news. 
55:43
August 3, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E2 - Week of 7/28
This week on The Disney Parks Report, Kyle recaps all of the latest news regarding the COVID-19 effect on the parks around the world with his new segment, COVIDwatch. In today's edition, Kyle discusses new procedures, extended closures, and says goodbye to yet another experience. Also on the show this week, Kyle welcomes back Lore Enthusiast Lauren in order to talk about the story of a classic and staple attraction in Disney Parks around the world. 
56:53
July 27, 2020
The Disney Parks Report S2E1 - Week of 7/21
On the Season 2 Debut of The Disney Parks Report, Kyle breaks down all the latest news surrounding the now-completed re-opening of the Walt Disney World Resort, and the status of resorts worldwide, as well as the effects COVID as made of various projects and construction.  Also on the show today, Kyle welcomes two fellow Disney Fans and has a discussion about the latest news coming out of the parks. 
56:09
July 21, 2020
The Disney Parks Report - Episode 5
In this week's episode of The Disney Parks Report, Kyle covers the latest news coming out of Orlando as Walt Disney World opens two of its theme parks once again after a multi-month closure, and in California as  Downtown Disney re-opens to guests at the Disneyland Resort. Also on the podcast this week, Kyle talks about some new merchandise coming soon, and the announcement of a new Donut Shop coming to Disney Springs. 
27:07
July 14, 2020
The Disney Parks Report - Episode 4
On this week's episode of The Disney Parks Report, Kyle discusses the news surrounding Walt Disney World's re-opening process at it remains the only US Resort to re-open in July. He also discusses the end of multiple experiences at Disney Springs and the suspension of an honored college tradition.  Also on the podcast this week, Kyle discusses his favorite "Blue-Sky" attraction ideas from around the internet. 
18:10
July 7, 2020
The Disney Parks Report - Episode 3
On this week's edition of The Disney Parks Report, Kyle continues his evolving coverage of the on-going Re-Opening Process of Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort and talks about a surprise change coming to the parks in the near future.  Additionally, Kyle welcomes his first guest on the show as they talk about the story and lore behind one of the most iconic rides in Disney Park History, the Tower of Terror. 
33:42
June 30, 2020
The Disney Parks Report - Episode 2
Kyle returns with Episode 2 of The Disney Parks Report. This week, Kyle discusses the ongoing developments of Disney's re-opening procedures, and the "Culture of Smell" that some of the most famous Disney attractions are known for. 
15:08
June 23, 2020
The Disney Parks Report - Episode 1 (Pilot)
Kyle debuts the very first episode of The Disney Parks Report.  This week, we talk about Covid-19's effect on the Disney Parks and defunct ear hats that disappeared without a trace. 
27:53
June 16, 2020