One of the biggest post-closure changes visible to guests when they travel to Disney World these days are the plexiglass dividers on rides. Over time, some rides have these barriers installed, like on Rise of the Resistance and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, to increase the ride’s capacity. Other rides, particularly fast-moving ones, originally opted instead to load every other row to allow for physical distancing.
Coming off of a busy holiday week in Disney World, we’re back with another round of weekly park hour and Disney Park Pass Reservation System availability!
As you’ll see, the week of February 21st is shaping up to be a little quieter than this past week, which had a double whammy of Valentine’s Day on a weekend followed by President’s Day crowds! Let’s take a look at what you can expect for the week ahead.
Who doesn’t want MORE time to spend at Disney World? If you have plans to hit up the parks in early March, we have some good news for you (and possibly bad news…well, not BAD news, but there’s a catch)!
Disney World already extended park hours for the first week of March. Now, some of those hours in the first week are being extended even further, and they’re also beginning to extend some hours in the second week of March, too!
Earlier this month, Southern California’s stay-at-home order was lifted, allowing eating and drinking to return to Downtown Disney. Since then, various dining locations throughout the shopping district as well as Buena Vista Street have reopened, although we’ve been waiting for a few more spots to trickle in!
Starting this week, guests can once again get their favorite caffeine fix while visiting Downtown Disney!
We’ll be honest: we’re over here scratching our heads, wondering why Disney World has yet to add a Tiana’s Palace restaurant! A Princess and the Frog-themed restaurant was announced as part of the Reflections Resort, but we want Tiana’s Palace right now, Disney! It’s not every day a Disney restaurant presents itself so effortlessly, and with a Princess and the Frog-inspired makeover coming to Splash Mountain, now’s the time to fulfill ALL of our Tiana’s Palace dreams!
While we wait (kinda) patiently for Tiana’s Palace to one day become a reality in Disney World (in the meantime, there is a Tiana’s Place restaurant aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship), we found some new merchandise over at BoxLunch that will at least help us imagine that the restaurant exists in real life!
Welcome back to Downtown Disney, where some commotion has been happening in recent weeks! Since Southern California’s stay-at-home order was lifted, dining has returned, and soon there will be a ticketed event INSIDE California Adventure!!
But before we can get to that, we have to recap what we’ve seen lately at Disneyland’s shopping and dining district. Let’s jump in!
Disney World reopened to the public following its temporary closures on July 11th, 2020. A lot has changed since then, and that has meant learning how to adjust to many of the new protocol and health guidelines implemented over the past several months.
While we’ve grown accustomed to many of the changes and can go about our day as if these changes are second nature to us, OTHER changes still have us riding the struggle bus. Let’s take a look at the changes that we’re still having a hard time adjusting to, even months after they’re implementing in the parks!
Over the holiday weekend, we’ve seen massive crowds in Disney World. From dwindling Park Pass Reservation availability to long lines for rides and attractions, you could definitely feel a difference in the number of people visiting the parks and resorts over the last couple of days.
We’re also seeing big crowds on the west coast as well! Downtown Disney, which has been reopened since July of 2020, has begun pausing how many people they allow in!
Welcome back to another weekly roundup of Disney World’s park hours and Park Pass Reservation availability!
With Valentine’s Day on Sunday, February 14th immediately followed by President’s Day on Monday, February 15th, it’s looking to be a little busier next week than what we’ve seen recently! As you’ll see in both park hours and Park Pass Reservation availability, traveling to Disney World next week may require more thoughtful planning — that’s why we’re here to help!
Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, and if you’re in Disney World this weekend, there are plenty of limited-time snacks and goodies to check out! We’ve already tried A Valentine Swirl and the Red Hot Cinnamon Cupcake (among MANY others) but now we’re on the lookout for a specialty beverage to wash it all down!
Whether you’re celebrating the holiday with your special someone or with your group of closest pals, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is serving a limited-time cocktail at Nomad Lounge as well as Tiffins to commemorate Valentine’s Day!