January has been full of a LOT of changes at Disney World.
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s finally 2021! We spent all day in Disney World today checking out what this New Year has to offer, including the modified return of Park Hopping!
With the holiday season now officially behind us, we wondered what we would see today in terms of the parks returning to “normal,” so to speak. We’ll miss our beloved gingerbread treats and cheerful music, but all good things must come to an end, we suppose!
Things are constantly changing at Disney World!
Just this month, we saw some restaurants reopen, other spots get new menu items, and a change in Boarding Group distribution times announced for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. December is almost over, but January will bring some even BIGGER changes at Walt Disney World. If you’re planning a trip to Disney World for January 2021, here are the 5 things that will be different there next month.
Headed to Disney World in January? Well, there’s a lot you’ll need to know!
Starting tomorrow (January 1st, 2021), MagicBands will no longer be complimentary for Disney Resort guests, AND Park Hopping returns in a modified way. We’ll be ready to experience all of the changes, along with the return of EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts next week. With so much going on this month, it’s important to stay current on news if you’re planning a Disney trip, and now we’ve got an update on park hours!
Disney Cruise Line and many other cruise companies have delayed, suspended, or canceled sailings through the end of 2020 due to the global health crisis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a “no sail order” in March that suspended sailings. The ban was extended then expired on October 31st, 2020. While there is no issued mandate, the CDC stated a warning that sailing is a level 4 “high-risk” and should be avoided. Disney canceled sailings through December 2020 and is once again extending cancelations.
Trying to get a dinner reservation for Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort during the first week of January and finding nothing?
We’ve heard quite a few of you may have be experiencing some issues in particular making dining reservations in January at restaurants located in the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, so we did a little digging, and here’s what we found out.
We recently shared the news that Disney World’s park hours were available into 2021, allowing guests to further plan their vacations into early next year!
If you have an upcoming vacation taking place through mid-January, you can begin planning your days in the parks as well!