Disney Theme Park

Walt Disney World Resort Reopening
Information and Updates

Updated: August 7, 2020


This page is your one-stop shop for all the details you need to know regarding the phased reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort.

All the Disney World theme parks closed to guests March 16, 2020. Disney Springs closed all of the Disney-owned shops and restaurants on March 17, 2020, and the Disney Resort hotels quickly followed suit by closing on March 20, 2020.

Disney Springs began a phased reopening on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Walt Disney World's plan for a phased reopening of its theme parks and select Resort hotels was presented May 27th during the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force meeting and was signed off by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on May 29th.

Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened to guests on July 11, 2020!

EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios reopened to guests on July 15, 2020!

Guests with partially used multi-day tickets or date-specific tickets purchased prior to June 6, 2020 (with a use period starting March 12, 2020 or later), will have the expiration date on those tickets extended to September 26, 2021. If guests are unable to use a ticket by September 26, 2021, the value of a wholly unused ticket can be applied toward the purchase of a ticket for a future date.

At this time and for the forseeable future, theme park reservations are required in order to enter any of the Walt Disney World theme parks. Attendance will be limited due to capacity restrictions, and will be subject to availability. Theme park attendance is now managed through a park reservation system entitled Disney Park Pass System. In order to enter a theme park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date will be required. It's also important to note that simply having an Advance Dining Reservation within a theme park does not guarantee admittance.

All guests including existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders can make reservation requests using Disney's online reservation calendar. Disney has stated that it may be difficult for Annual Passholders to get park reservations to visit on certain dates during the period of time where capacity is limited. The total reservation days that can be held by an Annual Passholder at one time will be limited to three (3) maximum to somewhat ease reservations. If an Annual Passholder has a Resort reservation, they will be able to secure theme park reservations for their entire length of stay in addition to their three rolling days.

The Advance Dining Reservation system has switched from a 180-day booking window to a 60-day booking window in order to allow guests to make plans closer to their visits.

Guests can now purchase theme park tickets and book Disney Resort hotel reservations for the remainder of 2020. Visit us at DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com for more information and to request a no-obligation quote from one of our knowledgable travel agents.

Disney has advised guests to be sure to link their upcoming resort reservations and/or theme park tickets in their My Disney Experience accounts as soon as possible. Making sure to complete this step will enable guests to receive important communication and information regarding their vacations including key planning dates and details about the new Disney Park Pass reservation system. Follow the link above for more detailed information on how to use My Disney Experience.

Visit this page to learn more about the brand new Disney Park Pass Reservation System


When Disney Springs reopened, they did so with "enhanced health and safety measures" being of utmost importance, however, guests will still assume all risk with regards to their exposure to the highly contagious Coronavirus.

Signs featuring characters from Disney's The Incredibles will be located around the theme parks and Resort hotels upon reopening to remind guests to practice the enhanced health and safety measures.

Those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine, or are under quarantine orders MUST NOT enter Walt Disney World Resort.

All guests are required to undergo temperature screenings prior to entering any Resort restaurant as well as the theme parks and Disney Springs. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be directed to an additional location for rescreening and assistance. Those who again measure 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will not be allowed entry, nor will those in their party.

Additionally, all guests ages 2 and up are required to wear a cloth face mask over their nose and mouth at all times. Guests may remove their face coverings while they are eating or drinking, but should be stationary and socially distanced in order to do so.

Related: Five Ways to Ease into Masked Life at Disney

Below is the additional Coronavirus-related statement that appears on the official Walt Disney World website as well as in the My Disney Experience app:

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures – for you, our other guests, and cast members. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting Walt Disney World Resort.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By visiting Walt Disney World Resort, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

All of the up-to-date information we have on the reopening of Walt Disney World is located below in the following sections:

Disney Springs

A phased reopening of Disney Springs began on May 20, 2020.

The hours of operation for Disney Springs are currently 10am to 10pm (subject to change at any time without notice).

During the first phase of reopening Disney Springs, guests are being directed to park in either the Lime or Orange garage. Surface lots will remain closed, and guests will only be able to access Disney Springs via the following four locations: the Orange and Lime garages, the Hotel Plaza Boulevard pedestrian bridge, and the rideshare location.

Due to capacity restrictions at Disney Springs, once the parking garages are full, guests will no longer be able to park and visit Disney Springs; this includes guests who have a booked Advance Dining Reservations. If a guest is not able to make their reservation because Disney Springs is closed due to capacity, the dining guarantee charge will be waived.

The following safety measures and regulations are in place for guests, cast members, and third-party employees wishing to visit Disney Springs:

  • Limited parking and reduced entrances
  • Temperature screenings prior to entry
  • Face coverings required for everyone ages 2 and up (Neck gaitors are not allowed; the face coverings used must have ear loops or straps.)
  • Physical distancing practices including physically-distanced queues and physical barriers
  • Temporary operation modifications, including reduced hours at select locations and no scheduled entertainment offerings or high-touch interactive areas
  • An increased focus on disinfecting and sanitation, including the addition of hand-washing stations and hand sanitizers in key areas

During the initial phase of reopening, guests will be subject to a no-touch temperature screening in the following locations: the exits located on the second floor of both the Orange and Lime parking garages, the Marketplace entrance (located near the pedestrian bridge), and the rideshare drop-off location. Guests who have a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be directed to an alternate location for rescreening. Guests with temperatures above 100.4, along with their party members, will not be allowed to enter Disney Springs. Cast members and employees will be asked to complete a health screening and temperature check at home before coming to work.

All guests ages 2 years old and older must bring their own face coverings and wear them over the nose and mouth at all times, except when seated at a dining establishment or swimming. The same rule applies to cast members and third-party employees. Neck gaitors are not allowed; the face coverings used must have ear loops or straps.

Physical barriers are located in certain places to allow for physical distancing. Disney recommends that all guests use cashless or contactless payment options at this time.

Related news: State of Florida Suspends Alcohol Consumption at All Bars as Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases Hits

The following Disney Springs restaurants are OPEN but are subject to close at any time for any reason without notice:

4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa
Amorette's Patisserie
AristoCrepes
B.B. Wolf's Sausage Co.
Blaze Fast-Fired Pizza
The BOATHOUSE
Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'
Chicken Guy!
City Works Eatery and Pour House
Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar
Cookes of Dublin
D-Luxe Burger (mobile order only)
The Daily Poutine
Disney Food Trucks
Dockside Margaritas
Earl of Sandwich
Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC
Frontera Cocina
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
Häagen-Dazs®
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
Joffrey's Coffee and Tea Company
Joffrey's Handcrafted Smoothies Kiosk

Marketplace
Marketplace Snacks

Morimoto Asia/Morimoto Asia Street Food
Paddlefish
Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas
Pizza Ponte
Planet Hollywood
The Polite Pig
Raglan Road
Rainforest Cafe
Splitsville Luxury Lanes
Sprinkles Cupcakes
STK Orlando
Starbucks (Marketplace)
Starbucks (West Side – Outdoor seating only – no indoor seating)
Sunshine Churros (Both Marketplace and West Side locations)
T-REX
Terralina Crafted Italian
Vivoli il Gelato
Wetzel's Pretzels (Both Marketplace and West Side locations)
Wine Bar George
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Yesake


The following Disney Springs retail locations are OPEN but are subject to close at any time for any reason without notice:

Aerophile – The World Leader in Balloon Flight
American Threads
Anthropologie
The Art Corner by Artistic Talent Group
The Art of Disney
The Art of Shaving (retail only)
Basin
The BOATHOUSE BOATIQUE
Build-a-Dino
Candy Cauldron??
Chapel Hats
Coach (store front pick up only)
Coca-Cola Store
Columbia Sportswear
Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers
Dino-Store at T-REX™
Disney Days of Christmas
Disney Pin Traders
Disney's Wonderful World of Memories
DisneyStyle
Duncan Yo-Yo
Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories
Everything But Water
eyCatchers Cart
francesca's®
Free People
The Ganachery
Goofy's Candy Co.
Guest Relations
Happy Hound
Havaiana's
House of Blues Gear Shop
JOHNNY WAS
Johnston & Murphy
Just for Fun Socks
Just Plumerias
kate spade NEW YORK
Kiehl's
Kipling
Lacoste
The LEGO Store
Lefty's
Levi's
Lily Pulitzer®
L’Occitane en Provence
Lovepop
Lucky Brand
Luxury of Time by Diamonds International

MAC Cosmetics
Marketplace Co-op (with virtual queue when necessary)
  • Bowes Signature Candles
  • Cherry Tree Lane
  • D-Tech on Demand
  • Disney Centerpiece
  • Disney Tails
  • The Dress Shop
  • Twenty-Eight & Main
  • WonderGround Gallery
  • Marketplace Carousel
    MARVEL Super Hero Headquarters

    Melissa Shoes
    Na Hoku - Hawaii’s Finest Jewelers Since 1924
    Oakley
    Once Upon A Toy
    Origins
    Orlando Harley-Davidson®

    Pandora® Jewelry
    Pelé Soccer
    Pin Traders
    Pop Gallery
    Ron Jon Surf Shop®
    Royally Yours by Arribas Brothers
    Rubio Arts Balloons
    Rustic Cuff
    Sanuk
    Savannah Bee Company
    Sephora
    Shop for Ireland
    Shore
    Sosa Family Cigars
    Sperry
    The Spice and Tea Exchange
    Stance
    Star Wars Galactic Outpost
    Star Wars Trading Post
    Sugarboo & Co.
    Sundries

    Sunglass Icon®
    Superdry
    Super Hero Headquarters
    Tommy Bahama
    Tren-D
    TUMI
    UGG®
    UNDER ARMOUR BRAND HOUSE
    UNIQLO
    UNOde50
    Vera Bradley
    Vintage Amphicar
    Volcom
    World of Disney (with virtual queue when necessary)
    ZARA

    NOTE: The AMC theatre will remain temporarily closed in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines. A reopening date has not been announced; it will re-open when those guidelines allow.

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    Disney Resort Hotels

    Select Disney Vacation Club Resorts, as well as Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, are now open. Disney's Vero Beach Resort and Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort are both open as well.

    The following DVC Deluxe Villa Resorts that are now open are:



    The following Resort hotels will open to guests who already have reservations booked on the opening dates that are listed below:

    It's very important to note the dates above are subject to change and guests’ reservations could still be modified to other Resort hotels if need be.

    Guests with current reservations at impacted Disney Resort hotels can now get assistance with modifying their reservations if they need to. Reservations for stays in 2021 with a departure date prior to September 26, 2021, are now available as well.

    We also want to share that while Shades of Green is not a Walt Disney World Resort, it is on Disney property and is set to reopen on August 12, 2020. If you'd like more information on the Shades of Green Military resort, click HERE.

    Remember, only guests with a valid theme park ticket or Annual Pass will be able to access the Disney Park Pass reservation system

    Given the current situation, there are some Resort hotels and other areas that are not being scheduled for reopening just yet. Disney will continue to evaluate the current situation and reopen more locations when they feel that the environment is right to do so.

    Important things you will need prior to visiting a Walt Disney World Resort hotel are as follows:

    • A confirmed room reservation for your stay. Your Resort hotel reservation must be linked in your My Disney Experience account in order to receive important information prior to your arrival.
    • Day guests must have a confirmed dining reservation. Day guests are those who are not staying overnight.
    • Face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times in all public areas by every guest ages 2 and up, except while swimming or seated for dining. Neck gaitors are not allowed; the face coverings used must have ear loops or straps.
    • In order to enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date is required – a Disney Resort hotel reservation DOES NOT guarantee theme park access.

    Resort guests are strongly encouraged to utilize the Online Check-In Service via My Disney Experience in order to avoid a visit to the front desk. On the scheduled checkout day, guests will be automatically checked out of their rooms; no need to visit the front desk unless you have unresolved charges to your Disney Resort hotel folio. Guests can now virtually chat with a Resort cast member via the My Disney Experience app for assistance during their stay. This new feature offers support nearly anytime of the day so there’s no need to visit the lobby or stand in line.

    It's also important that you review advisories and/or restrictions that may be in place prior to traveling to Florida. We recommend checking often as things are changing constantly. Visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/travelers/ for more information.

    New health and safety measures have been put into effect at Walt Disney World as well as some updates:

    • Resort pools will operate with reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing and feature pools may operate with reduced hours while leisure pools will remain open 24-hours a day.
    • Resort fitness centers will open in alignment with state and county regulations, and may have reduced hours and capacity.
    • Package delivery to the front of the theme parks or to Disney Resort hotels will be suspended during the initial reopening.

    The following amenities and experiences WILL NOT be available during the initial reopening period:

    Some Disney Resort hotel services will be modified or unavailable during the initial reopening period, based on physical distancing and health guidelines.

    Changes include:

    • Bell Services will deliver luggage to rooms, but will not escort guests
    • Club-level service will be temporarily unavailable
    • Deliveries will only be made to occupied rooms
    • In-room celebrations will not be available
    • Dry-cleaning and valet laundry services will be temporarily unavailable; self-service laundry will remain available
    • Shipping services will be temporarily unavailable
    • Resort airline check-in service may be temporarily unavailable

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    Disney Transportation

    Complimentary Disney transportation has been modified and is limited in capacity to control guest density. It is also subject to limited availability or closure, based on direction from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing. Buses and Monorails have implemented a combination of physical distancing and physical barriers to provide separation between guest parties. Party groups are required to maintain physical distancing while aboard Disney watercraft. For those arriving in their own vehicles, auto plazas will offer cashless payment; parking lot trams will not be available at this time.

    Disney Skyliner
    The Disney Skyliner is now open and will load one party per gondola.

    Monorail

    The Magic Kingdom monorail is back in business. It is unknown at this time when the EPCOT monorail line will reopen. Physical distancing methods have been put into place on the monorails with the use of plexiglass. Wait times may be longer than guests are accustomed to.

    Disney Boat Transportation
    Water transportation via ferry boats is running now as well. Physical distancing methods have been put into place on the ferry boats. For example, there is no sitting allowed on the benches to allow them to somewhat separate standing guests. Reopening dates for other watercraft has not yet been announced.

    Disney's Magical Express Service
    Complimentary airport transportation via Disney’s Magical Express service is available for guests arriving and departing from Orlando International Airport (MCO). Luggage delivery service is no longer being provided so guests will need to pick their own luggage up from baggage claim and bring it with them to check-in for Disney's Magical Express.

    Many airlines have modified their flight schedules, so it's important to confirm your flight information. If you plan to use Disney’s Magical Express service, be sure to make any updates to the flight information on file with your Resort reservation.

    Complimentary Resort Transportation
    Bus transportation has resumed between theme parks, Disney Springs, and the open Disney Resort hotels.

    Minnie Van Service
    Minnie Van Service will not be available during the initial reopening period. 

    Parking
    Self-parking is available at Disney Resort hotels. Valet service is temporarily unavailable, with the exception of guests with disabilities who may require parking assistance. A valid disability parking permit is required.

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    Disney Restaurants

    Walt Disney World has made updates and enhancements to their dining experiences based on guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. During the reopening period, many dining experiences may be modified or unavailable in order to promote cleanliness and physical distancing.

    The Advance Dining Reservation system has switched from a 180-day booking window to a 60-day booking window in order to allow guests to make plans closer to their visits.

    With the exception of a modified experience during breakfast at Topolino's Terrace at Disney's Riviera Resort and at Garden Grill in EPCOT, Character Dining is temporarily unavailable. Additionally, a modified Character breakfast featuring Goofy & Friends will be available for guests of the Four Seasons Orlando at Ravello.

    Related news: Temperature Screenings Now Required at Disney World Table Service Locations in Resorts

    Prior to dining at any restaurant on Walt Disney World property,

    • Day guests must have a confirmed dining reservation. Day guests are those who are not staying overnight in a Disney Resort hotel.
    • Face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times in all public areas by every guest ages 2 and up. This includes while entering and exiting dining locations. Masks may be removed when seated while eating or drinking. Neck gaitors are not allowed; the face coverings used must have ear loops or straps.

    At this time, the Disney Dining Plan is unavailable.

    In addition to increasing cleaning in high-traffic areas such as public elevators and escalators, handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms and more, new health and safety measures have been put into place across Walt Disney World dining locations to promote health and hygiene, including:

    • Enhanced Cleaning: Seating areas, dining areas, and pagers will be cleaned between guests.
    • Reduced-Contact Menus: Menus will be shared in different ways to minimize contact; at Quick Service restaurants, menus will be displayed on signage and at Table Service restaurants, guests can scan a code with their mobile device to access digital menus.
    • Self-Serve Changes: Beverages and other items that were previously self-serve will now be served by cast members.

    Guests will now check-in for their dining reservations via the My Disney Experience app on their smartphones. The new mobile check-in feature will be available at select Table Service restaurants and will save guests from having to visit the host stand to check in.

    It is recommended all guests use cashless payment options, including debit cards, credit cards and Disney Gift Cards. Guests can also opt for contactless payment options such as mobile wallets. Guests can use cash to purchase a Disney Gift Card at Guest Relations or at select merchandise locations. Disney Resort hotel guests can also use MagicBands to charge their purchase to their Disney Resort hotel folio.

    Related news: State of Florida Suspends Alcohol Consumption at All Bars as Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases Hits

    The following Disney Resort restaurants and bars are now open but are subject to close at any time for any reason without notice:

    AbracadaBar (BoardWalk)
    The Artist’s Palette (Saratoga Springs)
    Bar Riva (Riviera)
    Barefoot Pool Bar (Polynesian)
    Beach Club Marketplace (Beach Club)
    Beaches and Cream Soda Shop (Beach Club)
    Beaches Pool Bar & Grill (Beach Club)
    BoardWalk Bakery (BoardWalk)
    California Grill (Contemporary)
    Capt. Cook’s (Polynesian)
    Chef Mickey's (Contemporary) – NO Characters | Breakfast Only
    Contempo Cafe (Contemporary)
    Cove Bar (Bay Lake)
    Crockett’s Tavern (Ft. Wilderness)
    Enchanted Rose (Grand Floridian)
    Everything Pop Shopping & Dining (Pop Century)
    Gasparilla Island Grill (Grand Floridian)
    Geyser Point Bar & Grill (Wilderness Lodge)
    Good’s Food to Go (Old Key West)
    Grand Floridian Cafe (Grand Floridian)
    Gurgling Suitcase (Old Key West)
    Kona Cafe (Polynesian)
    Le Petit Cafe (Riviera)
    Leaping Horse Libations (Saratoga Springs)

    Maji Pool Bar (Kidani Village)
    The Mara (Jambo House)
    Martha’s Vineyard (Beach Club)
    Meadow Snack Bar (Ft. Wilderness)
    Olivia’s Cafe (Old Key West)
    On the Rocks Pool Bar (Saratoga Springs)
    P&J’s Southern Takeout (Ft. Wilderness)
    The Paddock Grill (Saratoga Springs)
    Petals Pool Bar (Pop Century)
    Pineapple Lanai (Polynesian)
    Pizza Window (BoardWalk)
    Primo Piatto (Riviera)
    Roaring Fork (Wilderness Lodge)
    Sanaa (Kidani Village)
    Sanaa Lounge (Kidani Village)
    The Sand Bar (Contemporary)
    Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera – Modified Character Dining (Riviera)
    Trattoria al Forno (BoardWalk)
    The Wave…of American Flavors (Contemporary)
    The Wave Lounge (Contemporary)
    Whispering Canyon Cafe (Wilderness Lodge)

    See the charts below for all the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom restaurants that are now open. Click each restaurant to see their menu.

    Magic Kingdom Park — NOW OPEN!


    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park — NOW OPEN!


    See the charts below for all the Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT restaurants that are now open. Click each restaurant to see their menu.

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios — NOW OPEN!


    EPCOT — NOW OPEN!

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    Magic Kingdom

    The Magic Kingdom is NOW OPEN!

    Related news: All 2020 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties Have Been Cancelled

    It's important to know that guests must not only have valid theme park admission, but also a theme park reservation in the new Disney Park Pass reservation system in order to enter the theme park.

    Guest protective measures will include the wearing of face coverings by cast members and guests while on Disney property – mask-free "relaxation zones" will be located in select areas. In Magic Kingdom, you can find an indoor, air-conditioned relaxation area in Storybook Circus at Pete's Silly Sideshow. Additionally, there are two outdoor relaxation zones; one located on the pathway between Adventureland and Frontierland and the other at Tomorrowland Terrace.

    Hand-washing and sanitizing stations with clear signage will be located throughout the parks as well. Plexiglass has been installed at points of sale in retail shops and in food and beverage locations as well. Guest temperature checks will be conducted at the main entrance of the theme park.

    Below is a list of the attractions, shops, and entertainment offerings are available at Magic Kingdom (subject to change at any time, for any reason, without notice):

    Attractions

    Entertainment
    • Main Street Philharmonic
    • NEW! Character Cavalcades throughout the day, with guest-favorite Disney friends appearing along the parade route—which will include:
      • The Royal Princess Processional – Several times daily, favorite Disney princesses travel through the streets of Magic Kingdom. Princess Merida leads the way on her steed Angus, followed closely by a gazebo float and crystal castle carrying Cinderella, Tiana, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Rapunzel and others.
      • Mickey & Friends Cavalcade – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their pals pop up throughout the day, inviting everyone to “Get Their Ears On” as they wave to guests along the park’s parade route.
      • Cinderella's Evil Stepsisters – From time to time, guests in Fantasyland may spot the dastardly Anastasia and Drizella and can interact with them from afar while they’re perched on a balcony of Cinderella Castle.
      • A Goofy Cavalcade
      • Tinker Bell & the Lost Treasure

    Shops

    • Arribas Brothers
    • Baby Care
    • Big Al's
    • Box Office Gifts
    • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin Photos
    • Crystal Arts
    • Emporium
    • Fantasy Faire
    • Hundred Acre Goods
    • Island Supply by Sunglass Hut
    • Main Street Confectionery
    • Memento Mori
    • Mickey's Star Traders
    • Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar
    • Rubio Arts
    • Sir Mickey’s
    • Splashdown Photos
    • Strollers & Wheelchairs
    • The Chapeau
    • Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.
    • TTC Cart / Wheelchairs
    • Uptown Jewelers & Cinema
    • Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe

    Parades, fireworks, and other events that draw a crowd will be temporarily suspended. Additionally, Disney is temporarily pausing character meet and greets, but characters will still be visible in special cavalcades down the Magic Kingdom park parade route. FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours will be temporarily suspended up the opening of the theme parks as will Character Dining.

    The theme parks will be operated with "controlled guest density" and at reduced capacity – as will restaurants, stores, attractions, buses, monorails, and other Disney transportation.

    There will be "Social Distance Squads" located all around Walt Disney World to help promote social distancing.

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    EPCOT

    EPCOT is NOW OPEN!

    A Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will be taking place in 2020 – a modified version of the full Food & Wine Festival. This modified Festival will kick off on July 15th; the first day EPCOT opened after the months-long closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the exact end date has not been announced.

    Disney has announced that there will be 20 signature global marketplaces such as Hawaii, Hops & Barley, and Islands of the Caribbean, and they will be spaced out around the theme park.

    Additionally, Disney has announced that they'll be sprinkling in the "floral fun" of the Flower & Garden Festival with the "global goodies" of the Food & Wine Festival. Guests will be able to see the Remy topiary in the France pavilion along with special Flower & Garden merchandise. Scavenger hunt fans will be glad to hear that Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak scavenger hunt will return. Later on, after the Festival begins, Food & Wine merchandise will be added in.

    The musical acts during the “Eat to the Beat Concert Series” are so popular and "often pack the house" but in an effort to accommodate proper physical distancing, these concerts will not take place this year. Guests will be able to enjoy music at the America Gardens Theatre with local EPCOT entertainment such as Mariachi Cobre, the JAMMitors, and more. These performances will be spread throughout the day in order to give audiences more options to enjoy them.

    It's important to know that guests must not only have valid theme park admission, but also a theme park reservation in the new Disney Park Pass reservation system in order to enter the theme park. Guest protective measures will include the wearing of face coverings by cast members and guests while on Disney property, hand-washing and sanitizing stations along with clear signage. Plexiglass will be installed at points of sale in retail shops and in food and beverage locations as well. Guest temperature checks will be conducted at the main entrance of the theme park.

    Guest protective measures will include the wearing of face coverings by cast members and guests while on Disney property – mask-free "relaxation zones" will be located in select areas. In EPCOT, you can find an indoor, air-conditioned relaxation area in Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway pavilion. Additionally, there are two outdoor relaxation zones; one located in the UK pavilion and near Test Track in Future World East.

    Below is a list of the attractions, shops, and entertainment offerings that are now open at EPCOT (subject to change at any time, for any reason, without notice):

    Attractions

    Entertainment
    • America Gardens Theatre Presents… featuring popular EPCOT performers such as:
      • JAMMitors
      • Mariachi Cobre
    • NEW! Character Cavalcades throughout the day, featuring favorite Disney friends traveling around World Showcase promenade—including:
      • Frozen Promenade – Queen Anna and Elsa venture into the unknown around World Showcase, journeying from country to country and waving hello to guests along the way.
      • Mickey & Friends World Tour – As guests travel around World Showcase, they may come upon Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, and Goofy all out sightseeing and waving to their friends.
    Shops
    • African Heritage
    • Arribas Brothers
    • Art of Disney
    • Baby Care
    • Canada Cart
    • China Kiosk
    • Disney Traders
    • Galerie Des Halles
    • Gateway Gifts
    • Glas Und Porcellan
    • ImageWorks
    • Karamell Kuche
    • La Bottega Italiana
    • Mexico Indoor Plaza
    • Mission: SPACE Cargo
    • Mitsukoshi
    • Mouse Gear Temporary Location
    • Pin Traders - Camera Center
    • Port of Entry
    • Puffin's Roost
    • Sea Base Alpha Gift Shop
    • Strollers & Wheelchairs
    • Tea Caddy
    • Test Track Simporium
    • Wood Carver
    • World Traveler

    Parades, fireworks, and other events that draw a crowd will be temporarily suspended. Additionally, Disney is temporarily pausing character meet and greets, but characters will still be visible in the theme park through processions along World Showcase promenade at EPCOT. Additionally, FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours will be temporarily suspended up the opening of the theme parks as will Character Dining.

    The theme parks will be operated with "controlled guest density" and at reduced capacity – as will restaurants, stores, attractions, buses, monorails, and other Disney transportation.

    There will be "Social Distance Squads" located all around Walt Disney World to help promote social distancing.

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    Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Disney's Hollywood Studios is NOW OPEN!

    It's important to know that guests must not only have valid theme park admission, but also a theme park reservation in the new Disney Park Pass reservation system in order to enter the theme park. Guest protective measures will include the wearing of face coverings by cast members and guests while on Disney property – mask-free "relaxation zones" will be located in select areas. Hand-washing and sanitizing stations with clear signage will be located throughout the parks as well. Plexiglass will be installed at points of sale in retail shops and in food and beverage locations as well. Guest temperature checks will be conducted at the main entrance of the theme park.

    In Disney's Hollywood Studios, you can find an indoor, air-conditioned relaxation area in Star Wars: Launch Bay. Additionally, there is an outdoor relaxation zone located in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

    Below is a list of the attractions, shops, and entertainment offerings that are open at Disney's Hollywood Studios (subject to change at any time, for any reason, without notice):

    Attractions

    Entertainment NEW!
    • Character Cavalcades throughout the day, with favorite Disney friends appearing along Hollywood Boulevard—including:
      • Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge – While living their own adventures in a galaxy far, far away, guests are likely to come across some familiar faces as they explore Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu:
        • Heroes of the Resistance, including Rey, Chewbacca and Vi Moradi, may be spotted on platforms above the garage in Black Spire Station or surveying activity around the spaceport where the Millennium Falcon has landed.
        • A contingent of First Order Stormtroopers join Kylo Ren in patrolling the landing platform at Docking Bay 9 beneath their TIE Echelon assault vehicle.
      • Disney Junior Stars Motorcade – Throughout the day, Disney Junior stars including Fancy Nancy, Doc McStuffins and Vampirina will cruise down Hollywood Boulevard waving to fans from colorful custom convertibles.
      • Pixar Pals Motorcade – Some of the biggest stars from Pixar Animation Studios’ films arrive on Hollywood Boulevard, from The Incredibles to Toy Story pals and more. They’ll wave to their fans as they head down the avenue accompanied by a celebratory musical score.
    Shops
    • Celebrity 5 & 10
    • Crossroads of the World
    • Dok Ondar's Den of Antiquities
    • Droid Depot Experience
    • Droid Depot Store
    • In Character
    • Legends of Hollywood
    • Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway
    • Mickey's Of Hollywood
    • Movieland Memorabilia
    • Once Upon A Time
    • Sid Cahuenga's One-of-a-Kind
    • Rock Around The Shop
    • Rubio Arts
    • Strollers & Wheelchairs
    • Tatooine Traders
    • The Market
    • Tower Hotel Gifts
    • Toy Story Mania Shop

    Parades, fireworks, and other events that draw a crowd will be temporarily suspended. Additionally, Disney is temporarily pausing character meet and greets, but characters will still be visible in motorcades that will take place on Hollywood Boulevard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Additionally, FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours will be temporarily suspended up the opening of the theme parks as will Character Dining.

    The theme parks will be operated with "controlled guest density" and at reduced capacity – as will restaurants, stores, attractions, buses, monorails, and other Disney transportation.

    There will be "Social Distance Squads" located all around Walt Disney World to help promote social distancing.

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    Disney's Animal Kingdom

    Disney's Animal Kingdom is NOW OPEN!

    It's important to know that guests must not only have valid theme park admission, but also a theme park reservation in the new Disney Park Pass reservation system in order to enter the theme park. Guest protective measures will include the wearing of face coverings by cast members and guests while on Disney property – mask-free "relaxation zones" will be located in select areas. Hand-washing and sanitizing stations with clear signage will be located throughout the parks as well. Plexiglass will be installed at points of sale in retail shops and in food and beverage locations as well. Guest temperature checks will be conducted at the main entrance of the theme park.

    In Disney's Animal Kingdom, you can find an indoor, air-conditioned relaxation area in Pizzafari. Additionally, there is an outdoor relaxation zone located in Upcountry Landing, just across the way from UP! A Great Bird Adventure.

    Below is a list of the attractions, shops, and entertainment offerings that is now available at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park (subject to change at any time, for any reason, without notice):

    Attractions

    Entertainment NEW!
    • Character Cruises throughout the day, with guest-favorite Disney friends appearing in boats around Discovery River—including the following:
      • Discovery River Character Cruise – Throughout the day, guests can see Timon and Rafiki or Pocahontas with Meeko, who will set sail on the parks’ waterways.
      • Discovery Island Drummers – These high-energy percussionists cruise along Discovery River, entertaining guests on the shore with an energetic beat.
      • Donald’s Dino Boat Bash! – Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Launchpad McQuack wave to guests from their party boat as “Donald’s Dino Bash!” moves from DinoLand U.S.A. to Discovery River.

    Shops

    • Africa Hub Cart
    • African Heritage Wood Carving
    • Baby Care
    • Chester and Hester's Dinosaur Treasures
    • Discovery Trading Company
    • Garden Gate Gifts & Strollers
    • Kilimanjaro Safari Cart
    • Mandala Gifts
    • Mombasa Marketplace
    • Out Of The Wild
    • Serka Zong Bazaar
    • The Dino Institute Shop
    • Windtraders

    Parades, fireworks, and other events that draw a crowd will be temporarily suspended. Additionally, Disney is temporarily pausing character meet and greets, but characters will still be visible sailing the waterways of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Additionally, FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours will be temporarily suspended up the opening of the theme parks as will Character Dining.

    The theme parks will be operated with "controlled guest density" and at reduced capacity – as will restaurants, stores, attractions, buses, monorails, and other Disney transportation.

    There will be "Social Distance Squads" located all around Walt Disney World to help promote social distancing.

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    Disney Water Parks

    Check back for reopening details and information on Disney's Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.


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