It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Disney chefs!
Disney Cruise Line recently canceled all departures through January 2021, and the CDC has created a new, higher risk level for cruise travel, but the cruise line industry as a whole is preparing for an eventual return to sailing once it’s safe to do so.
Although cruise lines must meet a variety of new requirements to take passengers on adventures out at sea, that isn’t stopping them from planning for the future and offering guests the chance to get some good deals on future cruise adventures this Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
This holiday season is sure to be a strange one as the country continues to grapple with the global health crisis. The holidays tend to be a time for travel so that family and friends can come together.
We’ve already seen this with crowds in Disney World this week (until today that is), and Disney Park Pass reservations have begun to fill up for the weeks surrounding Christmas. As COVID-19 cases continue to be a concern, airlines are preparing for a busy holiday season while wrestling with health and safety concerns.
It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and we’re pretty used to seeing crowds at Disney World, even at the park’s current 35% capacity. And Disney previously told us that Thanksgiving week was almost 100% booked at that capacity.
So when we went to the parks this morning, we expected to see a lot of people, just like we’ve been seeing in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. Instead, we were quite surprised by the LACK of crowds in the parks. Let’s take a look at exactly what we’re experiencing today!
It’s a busy Thanksgiving week at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World!
Guests are flocking to the park for a bit of holiday cheer this week. The crowds are a little denser than the previous weeks as we get closer to turkey day! We headed inside to report on the crowds and take note of anything else new to the park.
Thinking of heading to Orlando for Thanksgiving or the holiday season?
You may be thinking that the parks will be totally empty given the global pandemic and recommendations that some states have made to limit non-essential travel, but Disney has reported that Thanksgiving week capacity is almost at 100% and now Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings has also indicated that, despite travel warnings, people are still traveling to Orlando.
Walt Disney World usually receives much bigger crowds during the holiday season!
Every year, guests flock to the parks to experience the holiday offerings and take advantage of their vacation time off. Thanksgiving week, Christmas week, and New Year’s Eve is notoriously crowded with out-of-towners. The trend seems to be the same this year, despite Disney World reducing capacity limits since the closure in March. We’re in the parks today taking note of the crowds and wait times to better prepare you for your holiday trip to Disney World in 2020.
File this under “Not Surprising At All,” but holiday travel this year is expected to look a LOT different. And by that we mean a LOT less people will be doing it.
What would normally be a HEAVILY trafficked time at Disney World is likely to look quite a bit calmer (despite the fact that Thanksgiving Park Passes are filling up), as evidenced by the projections coming from Orlando International Airport.
Can you think of a cooler cat to celebrate Thanksgiving with than Sonny Eclipse?
We’re not sure we can. Well, good news! This year, you have the option of hitting Tomorrowland for your Thanksgiving meal if you’re spending Turkey Day in Magic Kingdom. We’ve got another thanksgiving option!