Disney released an update on Walt Disney World’s re-opening plan. They currently have plans to reopen Magic Kingdom & Animal Kingdom on July 11th, and Epcot & Hollywood Studios on July 15th. That is very exciting news! They are still waiting for governor approval but they are moving forward with those plans for now.
Before you read any further, I just want to take a minute to make sure you understand a little about Disney and the attention to detail that they put out in their theme parks. Whether you are a first-time guest or an annual pass holder, visiting Disney World is like no other experience.
They take care of EVERY detail no matter how small to make sure that your experience is truly MAGICAL. Disney is known for their cleanliness and sanitation throughout their theme parks (and cruise ships, around the world!).
When they have to shut down experiences/attractions for extended time, they often have others there to replace it (Think about IllumiNations, being temporarily replaced with Epcot Forever while we await HarmonioUS).
When Disney makes a change, it is to enrich our experiences. That is what is happening here.
Here are some guidelines they are putting in place:
Plans to Support Social Distancing:
Limited Contact Enhancements
Enhanced Protective Measures
Dining & Experiences Changes:
Canceling ALL Dining & Experiences Reservations
Tickets and Hotel Reservations
This is A LOT of information to take in and process. Here are what I’m sure some of you are thinking (because I am/was too!) and some additional thoughts on them.
“Face coverings in the parks! I’m not going!”
“My fast passes that I sweated over in the early morning hours are GONE!”
“No fireworks, parades, or meet-and-greets? Why am I spending all this money to go to Disney when this is what separates them from other parks?”
“So what do I do now?”
Let us do the work for you and know that you are being properly cared for by both Disney & Mickey’s Dream Vacations!
Mickey’s Dream Vacations has agents eagerly awaiting the opening.
We have agents with trips scheduled for July and August (me!) who will be spearheading our research and reporting back on all the changes.
Our wonderful team works together to cover every angle so please remember to check us out on our social media channels:
This is a crazy situation but every experience that I have had with Disney throughout the past 20+ years has been extremely positive. They will always be a top-notch company that puts the care of their guests above anything else. They will not do ANYTHING to ruin the magic, even if it’s not the magic you were expecting. If there is anything else that I can do to help you with this situation, please let me know.
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