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.
We’ve seen Disney World change a ton in the last year. The global health crisis turned the world on its head and made Disney rethink the entire theme park experience.
Extensive health and safety regulations were introduced which affected everything from dining to character interactions. The changes were implemented with limited capacity and physical distancing in mind. Disney has been subtly updating these changes over the last few months but there are still a few glitches that many guests have encountered. We’ve compiled a list of things that Disney World should change and how you can navigate the experiences for the time being.
Just a few days ago, we discussed a change to the rider loading procedure for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
We noticed that guests were being loaded on every row of the Coaster’s signature super stretch limo ride vehicles, in a change from prior loading procedures that have been in place since the reopening of the park. Well, today we’re back at the same park and noticed a similar happening at another headliner attraction in Toy Story Land. [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!
Yes, it’s officially autumn. And yes… it’s also just over 90 degrees in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom today.
So, as you can imagine, we were in search of a nice, cold cup of ice water during our visit! Typically, many counter service locations offer cups of ice water by request. However, in some cases you’ll notice that things have changed… though, the MAIN thing hasn’t: you CAN still get free ice water in the Disney World theme parks. However, we wanted to give you a little heads up on the process for your next visit. [Read more…]
It was a cloudy day in Disney World…
… but that didn’t keep us from feeling the MAGIC in Magic Kingdom, where we strolled right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A. — and everywhere else in the park, too, of course! — to show YOU what’s NEW!
Let’s go! [Read more…]
Walt Disney World has implemented many health and safety procedures due to the global health crisis.
Disney has changed cleaning protocol for rides, restaurants, and high-touch areas like the popular toppings bars! And along with the new procedures, numerous hand sanitizer stations were installed throughout Disney World property.
However, even with the increased cleaning and added sanitizer stations, we still found ourselves reaching for our own bottle of hand sani throughout the day! We’ve been all over Disney World in the last month and discovered there are a few reasons why you might consider bringing your own sanitizer into the parks!
We’re out here at EPCOT today experiencing many things in the park for the first time in MONTHS!
We’ve just arrived at the park and we couldn’t believe our luck when we saw Test Track was virtually a walk-on! Well, actually, we COULD believe it since wait times at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom have been significantly shorter these days now that there are way fewer people in the parks. Let’s see what modifications they’ve made to Test Track since the last time we rode it, shall we?
We were invited by a friend, so today we are giving you a sneak peek of all the updates to the park experience in Magic Kingdom. And one of our first priorities of the day was to pay a visit (and our respects) to the 999 Happy Haunts that reside in the Haunted Mansion. [Read more…]
This morning, Disney announced the reopening of the premiere European Disney resort at Disneyland Paris. We’ll be strolling by Sleeping Beauty Castle again on July 15th, but in the meantime, we’re taking a look at some of the health and safety measures we can expect when we head back into Disneyland Paris.