When select Disney World resorts reopened last month, we did a little digging for folks who had plans to celebrate a special occasion on their vacations!
For some people, it’s a rite of passage to wear one of Disney World’s “I’m Celebrating” buttons to commemorate a special trip. Plus, having that free souvenir to bring home can make those special memories all the more magical! Another free souvenir we love to snag to help us remember a particular trip? Park maps and times guides!
We were curious whether or not Magic Kingdom would still provide these buttons to guests. We were even more unsure about the guidemaps and times guides, particularly now that so many of the traditional scheduled offerings have been modified or temporarily suspended, including character greetings, parades, and fireworks.
We have good news! Disney World’s free celebration buttons are still available upon request at the hotels, and we also spotted them at Magic Kingdom! This little basket of beauties was stationed at the checkout counter of Splash Mountain’s gift shop. We stopped by to ride the attraction and see if any Splash Mountain merchandise was still available now that the ride will be receiving a major overall in the future.
Located near the entrance to Magic Kingdom, we found this display of maps available in many different languages.
We’re taking this as a good sign that EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will hopefully be providing guests with paper maps too. We’ll let you know as soon as we can confirm them at other Disney parks, but for now, we’ve only gotten Magic Kingdom’s new guidemap in our hot little hands.
What IS missing is the paper times guide previously provided to guests separate from the guide map. This makes sense given that there are no parades or nighttime shows to list times for and Disney World’s new Character Cavalcades happen spontaneously instead of at regularly scheduled times. The attractions, dining locations, and stores that have reopened in each part of the park are listed by land.
Meanwhile, the new map also shows the three relaxation station locations where guests may temporarily remove their face coverings while inside Magic Kingdom.
The back of Magic Kingdoms’ guidemap includes important health and safety information for all guests.
We’ll be keeping you updated on all our new discoveries from the newly reopened Disney World theme parks! In the meantime, check out the coolest thing we saw at Magic Kingdom here!
Are you happy to see Magic Kingdom is still giving out free “I’m Celebrating” buttons? Let us know in the comments below!