But, another important thing you’ll want to be aware of is how Disney is handling loading its attractions while keeping social distancing in mind. Will you be sitting with another party on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run? Are there plexiglass barriers on this ride or the other? We’re breaking it ALL down for you today.
When we were making our list of must-see’s in 2020, there’s a lot that we just couldn’t have imagined. So, we’ve gone through our photo library and found 12 photos that your 2019 self probably wouldn’t have imagined capturing at Disney World.
You might be on vacation during this holiday season, or just trying to squeeze in a few extra naps to catch up on some much-needed rest, but Disney news never takes a break!
Another week has passed at the most magical place on earth, and some BIG updates have been announced or seen in the parks. From the return of Park Hopping to an update on the EPCOT monorail, today we’re taking a look at 5 pieces of Disney news from this week that you might have missed!
December was poppin’ over at Walt Disney World!
While there are always new things happening year-round, we’ve rounded up 15 big and exciting things that were NEW to Disney World this past month! There were lots of announcements, grand openings (or reopenings), and more, so let’s dive in and check out some exciting Disney news!
Disney World continues to update its rides to better accommodate guests while also maintaining certain health and safety guidelines.
Since the parks’ reopening, Disney has added plexiglass dividers to many of its attractions to increase the number of guests that can use a ride vehicle at any given time. Most recently, plexiglass was added to Frozen Ever After in EPCOT, but we’ve also seen it on several Hollywood Studios attractions, including Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway and Rise of the Resistance.
Last week, we noticed that Slinky Dog Dash in Disney’s Hollywood Studios changed its loading procedure to begin seating guests in every row.
And just a few days before that, we noticed that Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster was doing the same. We’ve also seen the addition of plexiglass barriers between rows on more popular rides, such as Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and Rise of the Resistance, with those rides also now loading guests in every row.
As you’ve probably noticed, health and safety measures have been pretty consistently changing since the reopening of Disney World.
Don’t believe us? Just look at ALL the changes to the Disney World face mask policy! We do our best to keep you updated on every single change that we see and how they’ll affect your vacation. Now, we’re wondering about a change we’ve noticed on a few attractions and whether or not it’s had that big of an impact on wait times!
Things are constantly changing at Disney World. Recently, Disney has announced that various restaurants will soon be reopening, Park Hopping will be starting again in 2021, and has even brought back fireworks in a small, but still super magical, way.
But, when we think about things that are still missing from the parks since the reopening, there’s another BIG thing that comes to mind — FastPass+. When Disney World reopened, FastPass+ was suspended. Will Disney bring back FastPass+ anytime soon? We’re going to break down where we’re at now with FastPass+, what we know so far, and where we think Disney is headed.
Walt Disney World reopened with new health and safety guidelines to promote physical distancing in the theme parks.
The attractions were modified with distanced seating or received plexiglass barriers between rows. Crowds were considerably lower in the first few months of reopening. As the holidays draw near, crowds are beginning to increase and Disney is adjusting some attraction seating to increase ride capacity. [Read more…]
On October 20th, the state of California released its reopening guidelines.
Although Disneyland has not released a reopening date yet, we can’t help but wonder what the west coast parks will look like when they do reopen. Based on the guidelines, this is what we expect Disneyland’s reopening to look like for guests!