If everything goes well, you see a green light and hear a happy chime. In the past, we’ve seen Disney change this sequence on occasion, and now they’re changing it again…but only for a certain group of people! Want to know if you’ll get to see this next time you visit Disney World?
Disney implemented a lot of new health and safety measures when they reopened last year.
Face mask requirements, no-touch entry, a lot more mobile order options, and more were all part of the new health and safety rules in Disney World. Now, one of these changes is going back to normal in the parks for the first time since Disney World reopened.
One of the hotels that is getting a facelift is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Disney is updating the entrance, monorail station, and overhauling guest rooms to a Moana theme. Although the resort is officially open again and we got a look at the brand new Moana rooms, we have an update about the entrance for you today! [Read more…]
With social distancing and other safety measures in place right now throughout Disney World, navigating the parks can be quite the challenge.
Some stores, restaurants, and other areas now have certain doors designated as entrances or exits (which might be different than how you’re used to seeing things). You may find that certain doors are blocked off or unavailable. And some ride lines may stretch FAR away from their designated ride entrance, making it difficult sometimes to know where the line starts and what a line is even for.
We’re in the parks every single day and we know just how frustrating all of this can become. That’s why we developed some totally FREE resources to help you navigate all 4 Disney World theme parks. We’ve shared them all individually before but now we’re linking to them all in one place to make it super easy for you!
It’s been a busy year at Disney World!
As the parks continue with their phased reopening, preparations have been taking place for the big 50th anniversary celebration! But among all the construction and excitement, we’ve seen some changes to everyday operations. And nope, we’re not just talking about safety procedures or price changes — there have been also some major technological advances.
Disney is an innovator when it comes to technology, particularly technology used at its theme parks.
Most recently, the company began rolling out its new MagicMobile service on smart devices that allows guests to use their phones just like they do their MagicBands. And Disney World also began a testing phase of a new facial recognition program that allows guests to use their faces as a contactless way to get scanned into the parks.
Disney World has changed a LOT over the past few months.
Due to social distancing policies, lines can stretch SUPER far from a ride’s entrance, and some doors to stores or other places may be designated as exit or entrance-only. Navigating your way around the parks can be more complicated now, and even rather frustrating. But, don’t worry — we’re here to help! We’ve been working on a series of maps to help you get around the parks. We’ve already shared our special, DFB maps for EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios. Now, it’s Animal Kingdom’s turn!
If you haven’t been to Disney World since the parks reopened, then you may be in for a shock when you show up.
With new health and safety measures and lots of changes to the parks in general, things look a little different. However, the thing that has perhaps changed the most is the way that you ENTER the parks! There are several new steps, processes, and systems in place for park entry at Walt Disney World, and it can be kind of confusing to navigate them all! But today, we’re breaking it down!
Navigating your way around Disney World these days can be a bit more complicated than you might expect! Due to social distancing requirements, Disney might have some doors to its stores blocked and some marked specifically as entrances or exits in a way that you aren’t used to.
You might also find the lines for some rides to be stretched out pretty far away from the actual entrances. Finding the end of a line or knowing where to look can be really tough and frustrating! So, we made the maps that Disney won’t! Here at DFB we’ve been working on a series of maps to help you navigate the parks right now and make your next trip SO much easier! We’ve already developed these maps for EPCOT and Magic Kingdom, and today we’re sharing our map of Disney’s Hollywood Studios with you!
Disney tends to be on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to theme parks.
Now, Disney World is testing an all-new facial recognition system for park entry that could replace finger scanners. The process is currently opt-in through April 23rd as it’s tested and Disney collects data (You know we gave it a try!). Some folks aren’t loving the idea of facial recognition, so we wanted to break down how it works!