Disney Parks: Visiting During Coronavirus

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Disney has decided to reopen their parks with new rules and restrictions to keep guests safe. Here is everything you need to know about Disney World Parks during this time.

Park Opening

The Disney World parks will start a phased reopening beginning in July, 2020.

Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will begin reopening on July 11, 2020.

Epcot and Hollywood Studios will begin reopening on July 15, 2020.

For a full list of what will be open at each park, see the full articles for each park here:

What You Need to Know Before You Go

Before you head to the parks there are several important things that you will need to know.

Before you enter the parks you will need a theme park reservation. Guests without both a valid ticket and a theme park reservation will not be allowed in to the parks.

Guests ages 2 and up must wear a face covering at the parks. They can be removed when eating and drinking, and in designated areas of the parks.

All face coverings should:

  • Fully cover an individual’s nose and mouth and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops
  • Be made of breathable material, either disposable or reusable

Guests should be prepared to have a temperature screening before they enter the parks. Cast Members will use a non touch thermometer, and guests who have a temperature of 100.4 F or above will be directed to another location for additional screening. If the guest temperature is in fact 100.4 F or above the guest and everyone in their party will not be allowed to enter the parks.

    Park Reservations

    Theme park reservations will be required for ALL guests to enter the park.

    This means that you will need both a valid theme park ticket or pass, and a park reservation if you want to enter the parks.

    Park hopping will not be permitted, but you can leave the park and return later in the day.

    You can learn more about how to make park reservations here.

    Park Tickets

    If you want to enter the parks you will need a ticket or annual pass, and you will need a park reservation.

    You can learn more about how to make park reservations here.

    At this time Disney has paused all sales of park tickets. Tickets for 2020 will be available for purchase again starting later this summer. Tickets and packages for 2021 will be available for purchase starting June 28, 2020.

    Safety Measures

    New measures have been implemented across Walt Disney World parks to promote health and hygiene, including:

    • Enhanced Cleaning
    • Face Coverings required for all guests ages 2 and up
    • Temperature checks
    • Social distancing markers and limited capacity in stores, restaurants, and more

    There will be Cast Members at the parks helping guests stay safe and follow these safety measures while at the parks.

    Changes to Attractions, Shows, and Experiences

    When the parks reopen, not all attractions, shows, and experiences will be available for guests.

    You can expect the following to be closed:

    • Parades
    • Nighttime shows
    • Fireworks
    • High touch experiences (such as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and Harmony Barber Shop)
    • Character meet and greets
    • Entertainment and shows that might attract a crowd

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