Here is what you need to know about the Walt Disney World changes for visiting after its reopening.
Walt Disney World Resort Reopening
The first bits of magic to reopen were the Disney Vacation Club Resorts on June 22nd to both members and guests. Other resorts followed and this phased reopening demonstrated a deliberate approach, with limits on attendance and controlled guest density that aligns with guidance on physical distancing. That means certain experiences that draw large group gatherings – such as parades and nighttime spectaculars – will return at a later date. In addition, “high-touch” experiences such as makeover opportunities, playgrounds, and character meet and greets will remain temporarily unavailable, but characters will still be in the parks to entertain and delight guests.
Dining and Experiences
In order to foster physical distancing during this time, upon reopening, Disney’s offerings, restaurants and other experiences such as behind-the-scenes tours will be limited in capacity, and other experiences may remain closed.
- As a result of limited capacity, Disney has made the difficult decision to keep Disney dining plans unavailable at this time.
- Disney has also shifted from a 180-day booking window to a 60-day booking window for dining and experience bookings going forward. This allows Guests to make their plans closer to their visits.
- Character meals are available at some locations in a new, physically-distanced experience.
FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours
- FastPass+ service will be suspended for the time being. Disney plans to use additional queue space to manage capacity at attractions and maintain physical distancing.
- Valid park admission and theme park reservations are required for admittance to theme parks for all dates.
- Also, please note that upon reopening, Extra Magic Hours will be temporarily suspended.