Disney released guidelines set by the CDC for acceptable forms of face-coverings that are required for entry. One policy is that that masks should “be secured with ties or ear loops.” This caused some confusion as Neck Gaiters, a popular face covering that slips over your mouth and nose, don’t have earloops and are not secured with ties. [Read more…]
UPDATE: Disney World has released new guidelines that specifically state that gaiters are not allowed. Click here to read all about the update.
Even before local health officials mandated face masks in both Orange County, Florida, and Anaheim, California, Disney stated that all Cast Members and guests over the age of two would be required to wear a face covering while inside Disney World’s theme parks, hotel common areas, and Disney Springs.
We’ve shared information about what Disney considers to be an acceptable face covering. But, there have been some inconsistencies between guest experiences and Disney’s official policy that could impact what type of face covering you should bring with you to Disney World.
Shanghai Disneyland was the first Disney park to reopen on May 11th followed by Hong Kong Disneyland on June 18th.
And today, Disney’s third international theme park reopened since closing down in February. Let’s see how the first day of Tokyo Disney Resort’s phased reopening went!
Through thorough research, reading article after article, and knowing a thing or two about Disney Parks, we would LIKE to think that we have a crystal ball and can see into the future.
We know, however, that is NOT the case! 🙂 Disney always loves to surprise us and, after all, the only constant at Disney is change! So let’s take a look at the things we were WAY wrong about when it comes to Disney World’s reopening.
We spent yesterday at Universal Orlando attending a special Annual Passholder preview!
And while we had some idea what to expect based on the new health and safety measures we’d already experienced when several CityWalk stores and restaurants began to reopen on May 14th, we knew our first time back to an ACTUAL theme park was probably going to look and feel A LOT more different!
We just learned that Disney World is temporarily suspending FastPass+ reservations, canceling existing Dining Reservations and Disney Dining Plans, and halting Extra Magic Hours once the parks reopen on the proposed mid-July date.
And now, we noticed a quiet change to the language pertaining to who will be required to wear masks at the parks upon their reopening.
What a day! We were LIVE at the reopening of World of Disney in Disney Springs AND Disney World shared their reopening plan!
While we got a firsthand look at what it’s like to experience the reopened World of Disney, it didn’t take long for Disney to share a reopening plan for Disney Store locations around the world!
Welcome back to Disney World! Disney Springs began a phased reopening today, May 20th.
We have been taking you around Disney Springs to see the new safety procedures and how they affect guests’ shopping and dining experiences. We’re walking you step-by-step through a post-closure Disney Springs and going over exactly how your visit could look much different than your previous trips.
We’re inching slowly closer to a possible reopening of the Disney World theme parks, so we’re starting to think about what that might look like.
And we’re not the only ones! Florida put together the Re-Open Florida Task Force, with representation by Disney World president Josh D’Amaro, to visualize the sort of health and safety measures that will be necessary to reopen the state. Many of the already-discussed measures apply to Disney World and we’re looking at what these might mean for YOUR next Disney trip!