Walt Disney World Update!

As the Walt Disney World Resort continues it’s phased reopening, I wanted to give you an update of the guest experience and take a closer look at a few of the hot topics being discussed. As a reminder, this article was posted on October 2, 2020, and things continue to change so be sure to check in with your Must Love Travel Planner for up-to-the-minute information!

Everyone was worried about the character experience, and the good news is that the characters you know and love are everywhere! Although you still cannot have an official meet and greet, special Character Cavalcades continue to pop up everywhere throughout the day. You never know when a party of your pals may come by, so be prepared for lots of fun surprises throughout the day! Also, more Character Dining locations have reopened, and we expect will continue to reopen over the next few months. The experience is slightly different than you may remember, but guests have been giving extremely positive feedback!

Walt Disney World continues to enforce health and safety measures, such as temperature checks prior to entering a park and enforcing physical distancing between guests and Cast Members. Most importantly, Face Coverings are required for all guests age 2 and up. This has been strictly enforced.

Park attendance continues to be managed via the Disney Park Pass reservation system. A Park Pass and a Park Ticket are required to enter a park. Currently, you are still only allowed to visit 1 park per day, which means no Park Hopping.

There have been announcements of special Holiday celebrations that will be available for all guests November 6 – December 30. Take a look at what these celebrations will look like in this video!



The My Disney Experience App has proven to be especially helpful during this time for things like mobile ordering, checking in for dining reservations, checking park hours, opening your hotel room door, and more.

Speaking of hotels, currently, 17 Disney Resorts have reopened! Next up to reopen are Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort on October 14 and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort on November 1. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is being completely renovated and is estimated to reopen Summer 2021.

Overall, guests have given us wonderful feedback on their recent vacations to Walt Disney World. We’re all excited as more and more experiences continue to reopen!


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