The Disney World theme parks are reopening and with that comes some changes to visiting. We’ve got some new tips for guests wanting to experience the parks.
Keep an eye on Disney Park Pass Availability
Guests wanting to visit a Disney World theme park now need to make a Park Pass Reservation along with having a valid park ticket. Disney is limiting the number of guests allowed in each park. Once the reservations are all gone, they are gone.
However, we’ve noticed that Park Pass availability can change, and occasionally, parks that were previously listed as full have become available again. If you didn’t get your first choice of park when making your initial reservations, check back regularly to see if the availability has changed!
Pack Plenty of Face Masks
All cast members and guests ages 2 and up are required to wear a face-covering while visiting the Walt Disney World Resort. Your mask is likely to get wet either from unexpected thunderstorms, water rides, or sweat from the heat & humidity.
Whether you opt for reusable or disposable face masks, pack extra for your trip, and throw several in your park bag for each member of your party before you head out for the day. That way, you’ll be all set if you need a fresh mask!
Pack Your Own Hand Sanitizer
Disney has put many handwashing and hand sanitizing stations around the parks, but bringing your own will make it easy to clean your hands as soon as you want to. You won’t have to search for a station.
Also, consider bringing one that clips to the outside of your bag. You won’t waste time digging around in your bag. It’s super convenient!
We always advise guests to stay hydrated while visiting the parks. Florida is hot and you do a lot of walking at Disney World. Now that masks are required the entire time you are in the parks (except while eating or drinking), you may find yourself not drinking as much water. It helps to set a reminder on your phone or watch so you don’t end up dehydrated.
Be on the Lookout for Characters
Right now guests will not be able to interact with characters like they used to. Meet-and-greets, parades, and character dining (except for modified character meals at select restaurants) have been put on hold for now.
This doesn’t mean you won’t get to see characters while at the parks though! There are new (socially distanced) experiences in each of the parks. These experiences will be unscheduled and will pop up as a surprise, so don’t camp out to try to catch them. From character cavalcades in Magic Kingdom to character flotillas in Animal Kingdom, you’re sure to see many of your favorite characters!
Are you wanting to visit the Walt Disney World resort soon? Contact me today! I am a travel agent with Amazing Magical Adventures, a Disney Earmarked agency. I can help you plan a magical vacation at no extra cost to you!