It’s certainly no secret that we are living in very different times than we may be used to. With these different and sometimes uncertain times, comes changes. Walt Disney World Resort has implemented some major changes, including the makeover of the iconic Cinderella Castle. There have also been some changes that aren’t quite as visible. Let’s take look at some of the changes to expect when you head back to the magic!
Hours of Operation May be Different- Guests returning to Disney World will notice that park and restaurant hours may be different. I definitely suggest checking the My Disney Experience App and in advance to get all of the correct hours of operation.
Transportation- In order to ensure proper social distancing, Disney is limiting capacity on Disney busses. This can sometimes lead to some waiting at the bus stop. You will want to plan accordingly and head to the bus stop early.
Lines May Look Long due to Social Distancing- Disney is doing their best to keep guests 6 feet apart in line queues. This can make lines look really, really long! Don’t get discouraged by how the line may appear. I’ve found that the lines are not nearly as bad as they appear. Make sure to stay up to date on the wait times by using the My Disney Experience App. I’ve found that sometimes the wait times are even shorter than what is listed.
Cavalcades not Parades- Currently, all large parades and nighttime fireworks shows are suspended. Instead, guests are treated to character cavalcades throughout the parks. These fun cavalcades are themed and run periodically with no notice. The cavalcades are sort of “mini parades” that feature iconic Disney characters. These cavalcades are updated throughout the seasons and change based on the time of year.
Attraction Vehicles may not be full- Guests may also notice that attraction vehicles are limiting capacity. This also helps to ensure proper social distancing and enhanced sanitation.
Mobile Ordering and Less Contact- Disney is also trying to limit person-to-person contact. Most quick-service restaurants are requiring advanced mobile ordering. This can be done using the My Disney Experience App.
Disney is definitely always coming up with new and innovative ways to keep guests safe and healthy. I promise the magic is still there! Sometimes, changes can be good!