Disney World Extras: 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 planning "extras" while at Disney World during this time.

What Extras Will Be Open?

If you are heading to Disney World during the pandemic, you can expect it to be a completely different experience. Not every experience will be open or available for you. Here are some of the extras that we know will be available or unavailable during this time. This list will be updated as we learn more.

Character Meet and Greets: CLOSED

Due to the high contact nature of character meets, these will be suspended for the time being. Instead you will find spontaneous character cavalcades. This is like a mini parade that you wont find listed in the app or on the website in order to keep crowds low.


For full details on dining, see the full article here. But you can expect dining to be open. Sit down dining will be limited and reservations will be required. Quick service dining will be available and mobile ordering is encouraged.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party: CANCELLED

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party has been cancelled for 2020. If you had previously purchased tickets you should have received a refund.

Extra Magic Hours: CANCELLED

Disney has cancelled all Extra Magic Hours during the pandemic.

Shows (Parades, Fireworks, Etc): CANCELLED OR LIMITED

Any parades, fireworks, shows, etc are cancelled during this time or will be extremely limited.

Bibbi Bobbidi Boutique (and similar experiences): CLOSED

Due to the high contact nature of experiences like Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and Harmony Barber Shop, these will be suspended for the time being.

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
  • Gaitor masks and handkerchief masks are not allowed

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.

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