10 Activities that won’t break the Bank

I think we can all agree that Walt Disney World is an expensive place, right? On top of tickets, you have food and resort reservations. It can be pretty pricey. I’m still going to Disney World no matter how expensive it gets because it’s the greatest place on Earth! But maybe you want to do a few things that don’t cost anything extra. Or, you just want to take advantage of some free goodies. Either way, it’s a good idea to explore your world outside of the parks. So, here are 10 free activities that you can take advantage of that will help you save a little money, and then spend it on items at the gift shop later!

  1. Animal Kingdom Lodge: Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of my favorite resorts! It is very close to Animal Kingdom so a quick drive shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes. Take some time to explore the Resort, and then head outside where you can view real safari animals. You might see a giraffe, gazelle, zebra, or perhaps a few flamingos. Viewing these animals is free to anyone, with no reservation required.
  2. Fort Wilderness: Every night at Fort Wilderness, they host a campfire sing-a-long with special hosts, Chip ‘n’ Dale. S’mores are of course included with this activity. This is then followed by an outdoor screening of a Disney movie. They also have something like this at the Contemporary Resort, so check that out as well if you are staying there.
  3. Riding the Sky Liner: Taking some Disney Transportation can be free and relaxing. If you aren’t afraid of heights, consider taking the new Sky Liner system around the resorts. This system stops at Art of Animation, Pop Century, Caribbean Beach, Riviera, Boardwalk, Yacht Club and Beach Club. The Sky Liner can also take you to Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. This gives you a chance to see some breathtaking views. Now you can see the parks from a whole new perspective!
  4. Art of Animation: If you do decide to take a ride on the Sky Liner, give Art of Animation a try! There, you can walk through the different hotel themes and catch a glimpse of some favorite Disney Characters. Visiting the Cars themed hotels, you can find statues of Lightning McQueen, Mater, Sally, and more. More of a Lion King fan? take a picture next to Simba, Pumbaa, and Timon. Or maybe even with Scar! There is also a Finding Nemo area and a Little Mermaid area to find more famous characters. This resort is great for kids, and is a great photo opportunity to make some memories.
  5. Grand Floridian: The Grand Floridian is by far one of the most expensive resorts on property. So is is possible to do something for free there? The answer is yes! You can stop at the Grand Floridian lobby to listen to some live musical performances daily. The Grand Floridian Society Orchestra performs ragtime, Dixie, traditional jazz and even some popular Disney tunes. In between these full shows, you can watch a solo pianist playing some great classics of Disney. There are plenty of comfy couches and chairs to sit down and relax. It also does not hurt to take in the amazing scenery of this high class resort!
  6. Riding the Monorail: Riding the highway in the sky can be fun, if you’re not in a big hurry. Ride around and visit your favorite Magic Kingdom Resorts like Contemporary, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian. You can also switch over to the EPCOT monorail at the TTC. This is a great way to see the parks from the sky. Remember to take some great pictures of Spaceship Earth as you circle around. You can also ask an attendant for a monorail transportation card to keep as a souvenir.
  7. Gingerbread Houses: Once the holiday’s rolls around, check out some of the gingerbread houses set up at different resorts! The Grand Floridian has one of the biggest you’ve probably ever seen, I highly recommend checking them out. Take the resort monorail system at the Magic Kingdom and stop at the resorts along the way!
  8. Disney Springs: Yes it costs money to eat and shop at Disney Springs, but it doesn’t cost anything to enter. You do not need any park reservations and parking is absolutely free! It’s nice to take a stroll and look at all that’s going on at Disney Springs. Plus, there is always some sort of entertainment going on. They have live music everywhere, and you might see some street performers. Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of the Strolling Piano, which is exactly what it sounds like!
  9. Swimming: If you’re staying at a Walt Disney Resort, you’ll have free access to the swimming pool. It’s a great idea to take a break from the parks in the afternoon to cool off. Consider going back to your resort to relax, then you will be nice and refreshed once you head back to the parks.
  10. Celebration Buttons: Okay, so this isn’t really an activity, but it’s still free. If you happen to be celebrating a special event at Disney like a birthday, wedding or an anniversary, stop by guest relations or you can mention it to your resort staff, and ask for a complimentary button. If you wear this button around the parks, you will definitely receive some special attention in your honor!

Thanks again for checking out my blog! Let me know in the comments if you’ve done any of these things, or plan on doing them in an upcoming trip. We know Disney World is expensive, so it’s nice to take advantage of some free stuff!

Disney Park Restaurants To Reopen? Here’s An Answer

Hello guys, I am so excited about this, Disney is recalling more cast members for restaurants and culinary groups. Also on this list, are food carts and restaurant staff. These restaurants will most likely be open when the parks opens. Most of my favorites have made the list. Let me know in the comments what restaurants you are most excited to get back to!

Magic Kingdom

  1. Adventureland Stewarding
  2. Be Our Guest – Table service reservation only
  3. Central Bakery
  4. Cone Shop
  5. Cosmic Ray’s
  6. Food Handlers
  7. Jungle Skipper
  8. Liberty Tree Tavern
  9. Main Street Bakery
  10. Outdoor Foods
  11. Pecos Bill
  12. Pinocchio Village Haus
  13. Plaza Restaurant
  14. Tony’s Town Square

Animal Kingdom

  1. Africa Bars
  2. Africa Stands
  3. Asia Bars
  4. Asia Stands
  5. Central Bakery
  6. Creature Comforts
  7. Discovery Island Bars
  8. Flame Tree BBQ
  9. Food Handlers
  10. Harambe Market
  11. Nomads
  12. Outdoor Foods
  13. Restaurantosaurus and Bar
  14. Satu’li
  15. Tiffins

Epcot

  1. Coral Reef
  2. Electric Umbrella
  3. Festivals
  4. Food Handlers
  5. Fountain View
  6. Garden Grill
  7. Liberty Inn
  8. Production Bakery
  9. Regal Eagle
  10. Sunshine Seasons
  11. *Le Cellier
  12. *Norway (Non-Tipped only)
  13. *Rose and Crown

The * means no international workers. These places will be serviced by local workers only for now.

Hollywood Studios

  1. Backlot express
  2. Brown Derby
  3. Culinary Support
  4. Docking Bay
  5. Food Handlers
  6. Galaxy Edge Culinary and Stewarding
  7. Mama Melrose
  8. Ogas Cantina and Cart
  9. Outdoor Foods
  10. PizzaRizzo
  11. Prime Time
  12. Production Bakery
  13. QSR Stewarding
  14. Sci Fi and Tap House
  15. Sunset Blvd
  16. Tap House

10 Walt Disney World Dining tips

Hey guys, today I will be giving you some great tips for Disney Dining! I hope you enjoy these and let me know in the comments if you guys have tried any.

  1. The Disney Dining plan: The Disney Dining plans are a way to help people save money while dining at Disney World. There are currently three dining plans, but Disney just came out with a new dining plan, check out my Instagram for more information! These plans come in handy if you eat a lot, and like to order the most expensive items on the menu. If this is not you, I would not recommend the Disney Dining plan.
  2. Annual Pass holder and DVC discounts: Most table service restaurants, if not all, either have an annual pass holder or DVC discount. It does vary between restaurants, but it’s usually around 10%-20% off your entire meal! If you are members of both, like me, they only accept one discount per person, not per table. So if you have multiple paying guests in your party, everyone can use their discount as long as you have your card and ID to match!
  3. Advanced Dining reservation: These are a necessity, the bear necessities if I might add. These are going to get you into those popular restaurants like Cinderella’s Royal Table or Garden Grill. You can make these reservations 180 days in advance, so start planning before hand where you would like to go. Also, make sure you are booking reservations right at the 180 day mark for the best results!
  4. Starbucks: There is a Starbucks located within each of the four parks! Be careful, some are hidden and do not look like a traditional Starbucks. If you like to order Starbucks in the parks and have a Disney Dining Plan that has snack credits, consider using the snack credits for your drinks! Adding extra syrups and espresso shots are all included and can make the drink an $8+ credit, which can save you money in the long run!
  5. Crystal Palace: I wrote on another post about how great this restaurant is for breakfast. Here is another great reason why you should eat at The Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace opens one hour before the park does, so getting that 8am breakfast reservation is a plus. You can get into the park for your reservation, then eat and take pictures with characters while everyone else is still waiting to get into the parks. Once you have finished eating, you can take advantage of some non-crowded picture opportunities. You can also use this as a head start to your day and maybe rope drop Splash Mountain or Peter Pan’s Flight if you weren’t able to get a Fastpass.
  6. Hollywood and Vine: For those of you who have little ones who are wanting to sign up for the Jedi Training Academy, consider making a reservation at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood Studios. Like The Crystal Palace, you can eat at 8am and be on your way to get an early sign up spot for the Jedi Training Academy.
  7. Coral Reef: If you are dining at Coral Reef in EPCOT, consider arriving early for your reservation and ask for a tank side seat. Just let them know you are willing to wait as it might be a while. Dining right next to the tank verses dinning a few rows up, definitely makes a difference.
  8. Be Our Guest Restaurant: If you are planning to eat at Be Our Guest Restaurant for lunch, consider making a dining reservation. While you can wait in line, it’s usually longer at lunch and may take a while.
  9. Fireworks at Cinderella’s Royal Table: For those of you who have already seen the fireworks from Main Street at Magic Kingdom, I recommend trying a new point of view and watching them from Cinderella’s castle. Make a reservation one hour before the fireworks start and request a window seat when you check in. You won’t be able to see the whole show, but it will be a truly magical experience!
  10. Be Flexible: Let’s face it, the best times to eat are the ones that are booked first. Being flexible comes in handy if you are okay with eating dinner at 8:30pm or Breakfast at 11:00am. You will have a lot more eating options if you do it this way. I’d rather eat a little later at an amazing restaurant, than not go because I couldn’t find a reservation at 6pm.

There you have it guys! I hope these help you plan out your dining experiences on your next Disney Trip. As always let me know what other tips you guys have in the comments. Thank you!

Quick Guide: Disney Resort Hotel Restaurants To Reopen

Hello Disney community. I have some more information regarding the reopening of Walt Disney World. I am not sure yet what dining reservations will be open for the parks, but I do have a list of Resort Hotel restaurants that have been recalling it’s cast members. I have found this information from the Local 737 Facebook page. Local 737 is a union that represents cast members in Walt Disney World Food and Beverage as well as Housekeeping.

The list of restaurants includes:

  1. Animal Kingdom Lodge: Sanaa and Lounge
  2. Animal Kingdom Lodge Mara
  3. Animal KIngdon: The Maji (No Bar)
  4. Boardwalk: Trattoria Al Forno
  5. Boardwalk: Pizza Window
  6. Boardwalk: BW Bakery
  7. Contemporary: The Wave and Lounge (A La Carte Only)
  8. Contemporary: Contempo Cafe
  9. Disney Springs: Deluxe Burger
  10. Disney Springs: Outdoor Vending
  11. Disney Springs: Patisserie
  12. Ft. Wilderness: P&J’s Takeout
  13. Ft. Wilderness: Meadows Snack Bar
  14. Grand Floridian: Grand Floridian Cafe
  15. Grand Floridian: Gasperilla
  16. Old Key West: Olivia’s
  17. Old Key West: Goods To Go
  18. Polynesian: Kona Cafe
  19. Polynesian: Captain Cook’s
  20. Polynesian: Pineapple Lanai
  21. Riviera Resort: Topolino’s and Bar
  22. Riviera Resort: Primo Piatto
  23. Riviera Resort: Le Petit Caffe
  24. Saratoga Springs: Artist Palette
  25. Saratoga Springs: Paddock
  26. Wilderness Lodge: Whispering Canyon
  27. Wilderness Lodge: Roaring Fork
  28. Yacht and Beach: Beaches and Cream
  29. Yacht and Beach: Beach Club Marketplace

Top 5 Magic Kingdom table and quick service restaurants

Hello everyone! Today I will be ranking Magic Kingdom restaurants, so if you are planning a first time trip to MK and you have no idea where to eat then this is the post for you. These are all based on my opinion, but I would love to share it with you guys and let me know your favorite MK restaurants.

Number five on our restaurant list is Cinderella’s Royal Table. This seems to be the main restaurant at Magic Kingdom. It is located in an above banquet hall inside Cinderella’s Castle and is a table service restaurant. The number one reason why this is so popular, is because it is a character dinning experience. But they don’t just have any characters, they have the Disney Princesses! This dinning reservation is literally a girls dream come true. Once you check in, you will be escorted to a nearby room and have your picture taken with Cinderella herself! Then you will be seated at your table and the Disney princesses will be announced one by one. I believe they have different princesses each time, but the main ones will be Snow White, Aurora, Ariel and Jasmine. This is the perfect experience if you are not able to meet the Princesses in the parks. I will warn you, these reservations go very fast, so I recommend booking a reservation as close to the end of your trip as possible. As far as food goes, for breakfast they have french toast, steak and eggs and a variety of pastries. For lunch and dinner, they have things like cured meats and cheeses, roasted chicken breast, pork rib chop, and a chef’s fish of the day. They do have a kids menu that includes chicken nuggets, beef tenderloin or turkey pot pie. They also have a few selections of desserts including the seasonal sorbet and The Clock Strikes Twelve. This is a highly expensive restaurant as reservations are $35-$59.99 for breakfast, and can be over $60 for lunch and dinner per adult.

Number four is The Plaza. The Plaza restaurant is located at the end of Main Street on the right side (towards Tomorrow Land). This is a smaller table service restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Plaza has a selection of casual food while sitting in a elegant setting. For breakfast, they have things like eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage, bacon and of course everyone’s favorite, mickey waffles! Breakfast here is served everyday from 8am – 10:30am. For lunch and dinner they have things like sandwiches, burgers, fresh salads, meatloaf and a great selection of desserts and milkshakes. I highly recommend either a milkshake, or the brownie sundae! If you are looking into a dinning reservation, they are around $15-$34.99 per adult.

Number three is The Crystal Palace. This is also located at the end of Main Street and is across from The Plaza by the entrance to Adventure Land. It’s a beautiful glass building that can hold many guests as it is a table service restaurant. The main reason why I love this restaurant is the breakfast. Breakfast is also the cheapest option and it is a buffet style. The other great thing, is that this is a character dinning experience! This is where you can meet Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet. This is a great experience if you have little ones. Even if you don’t have kids, it’s still a really great treat. these reservations are a little more expensive as they are $35-$59.99 per adult.

Number two is Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe and is located in Frontier Land by Splash Mountain. Now, Pecos Bills does not necessarily have anything special, but we always have to stop there because they have the best nachos in Walt Disney World. Pecos Bill is a Mexican cuisine, quick service restaurant that is very busy during the day. I recommend going to Pecos Bill later at night when it is cool and not so crowded. This place does have mobile ordering, so I highly recommend doing that. The most expensive item on there menu is $14.99 so it is definitely one of the cheaper places. There is a topping bar up by the registers, so I would take full advantage of that, especially with the nachos, and just take as many toppings as you want. This is a Mexican place, but they do have a few burgers if that is more your thing. They also have a few types of tacos and rice bowls. Another recommendation, is to try the mini churros with the chocolate sauce! It is definitely one of my families favorites.

Number one and my absolute favorite restaurant out of the whole Magic Kingdom, is Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe! Cosmic Rays is a quick service restaurant located on the edge of Tomorrow Land. It is my favorite mainly because of the theme. Since it’s in Tomorrow Land, it has that space/futuristic feel to it. It is a very large place. There is plenty of room to sit inside as well as outside. My favorite, and only place I will sit, is inside where Sonny Eclipse is on stage. I know a lot of people don’t really seem to care about Sonny Eclipse, but he is one of the main reasons why I love Cosmic Rays. For those of you who have not eaten here, Sonny Eclipse is an animatronic space alien, who sings and tells jokes while you eat. It is quite entertaining. If this is not your style, there are tables up by the serving counters in the main room that you can sit at. Another reason why I love Cosmic rays, is the food. The menu is kid friendly and includes hot dogs, chicken tenders, cheeseburgers and french fries. You can go into your My Disney Experience app and send in a mobile order which as always I highly recommend. This place can be very busy at lunch and dinner time. A great tip, these quick service places will give you a free cup of ice, all you do is ask!

Best 3 Walt Disney World Resort pools

Whether it’s the crystal-clear waters of the Seven Seas Lagoon, the turquoise hue of Bay Lake or the green-blue tint of Crescent Lake, there’s plenty of places to relax! Even the Walt Disney World Resort pools are a nice way to take a break from the parks.

Did you know every pool on Walt Disney property is heated? Yes, even in that 95 degree Florida weather!

Check out our top 3 picks for Walt Disney World Resort pools.

Number three on our Best Disney World pools list is Art of Animation. The main pool, which is called The Big Blue Pool, is located right outside the dinning and check in area. It is in the middle of the Finding Nemo themed rooms, so naturally, the pool is Finding Nemo themed. This pool is large and has plenty of space to swim. There is a small splash pad that is great for little kids. Besides the main pool, each theme has its own smaller pool. So if you’re looking for a pool that is less crowded, these smaller ones might be for you. This is one of my favorites basically just for the theme. Finding Nemo is such a cute movie and there are statues of the movie characters around the pool. This is a great opportunity to get some cool pictures.

Number two on our list is Boardwalk. So if you have not taken a stroll at the boardwalk, the theme of this hotel is a carnival on the pier. Its a really amazing hotel. With that being said, the Boardwalk’s main pool is amazing, and horrifying at the same time. It’s not as bad as you think, but there are clowns incorporated into the pool theme. If you can get past that, then its a really great place to relax. There is a water slide at this resort, that is one of the largest. It’s disguised as a cute roller coaster, so definitely check that out! So if you are afraid of clowns, this hotel might not be for you, but for those of you who are willing to look past it, I highly recommend just because it gives off a great atmosphere. There are some smaller pools that might be a better fit for some people so please do not let the clowns at the main pool scare you into not staying at this resort. There is also an ice cream shop down by the pier that has amazing ice cream, so you can get a sweet treat after you swim!

Number one on our list is the Yacht and Beach Club Resort pool. This is by far the BEST resort pool at Walt Disney World. First thing, there is a water slide, and it is the biggest and longest out of all the other resort slides. I highly recommend trying that out if you like water slides. There is a kiddy pool area by the entrance to the slide that has a shallow pool and a few small slides for your little ones. There is also a larger kiddy area that has sand at the bottom and is structured like a beach. There at a few hot tubes at this resort. One of them is more family friendly, while the other is more secluded and is adults only. There is plenty of room to sit down and relax. The atmosphere this resort has is so wonderful. There is also an ice cream parlor called Beaches and Cream which I highly recommend and is a great addition to your relaxation time! If you like to buy the resort mugs, consider taking them with you to the pool, as there is a refill station at Hurricane Hanna’s.

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Surprising Walt Disney World Reopening Hours

Hey everybody! I mentioned this info on my instagram, and if you have not followed me, please go ahead and do so @jump.the.park.

For those of you just tuning in, Disney World will be modifying their park hours when they reopen. For Magic Kingdom, the park hours will be 9am-7pm and Animal Kingdom will be 8am-6pm. For Epcot, the park hours will be 11am-9pm, and Hollywood Studios will be 10am-8pm. A friendly reminder that Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will be opening July 11th, and Hollywood studios and EPCOT will be opening July 15th.

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Top 5 Walt Disney World Resorts

Hello! Today I will be going over, what I think, are some of the best Walt Disney World hotels. Each one of these hotels has unique characteristics. I will say it is very hard to pick just five and to rank them. I love each hotel individually and have never stayed in one I truly disliked. This blog post is for those who might be having a difficult time choosing one of these deluxe or value resorts. Below, I have listed the positives on my favorite Walt Disney World Resorts!

5. Disney’s Riviera Resort (Deluxe)

I have not personally stayed at the new Riviera resort yet. We are planning to stay for a few nights there in July, but I have taken a DVC tour though the hotel. I believe it has a French feel to it. I like this resort for a few reason. It has some smaller, 2-person rooms that are perfect for couples or a mother-daughter trip. The bed folds out and has nice views of the area. This resort also has Three bedroom villas which can hold quite a few people. These have a full kitchen and large dinning room space. The patio can be accessed through the master bedroom as well as the living room, which is plenty of space to start the day with a nice breakfast. Another reason I love this hotel, is because it is on the Disney sky liner system. Being able to take a gondola to either Hollywood Studios or EPCOT is a major plus. Even though this resort is very nice, staying in a three bedroom villa can range from $600 to over $1000 per night.

4. Disney’s Polynesian Resort (Deluxe)

Disney’s Polynesian Resort is one of my favorite themes. They have incorporated Lilo and Stitch into their gift shop as well as in the rooms. O’hana, is such a wonderful place to eat at. it is on the monorail system, so you can get to Magic Kingdom in just a few minutes, or you can stop at the TTC and transfer to the EPCOT monorail. The only downfall is if you want to fill up your reusable resort mug and it happens to be raining, you have to step outside and their paths are not covered.

3. Disney’s Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower Resort (Deluxe)

This is a really interesting resort. This hotel is on the Magic Kingdom monorail system. Whats even better, is that the monorail travels inside this resort! It really comes in handy if it happens to be raining. Another unique quality, is that there is a walkway to the Magic Kingdom, and that walkway happens to have its own security gate. Not many people use this walkway which gives us a quick and easy way to enter the park. This resort also has one of my favorite table service restaurants, Chef Mickey’s! Chef Mickey’s is best in the morning. It is a buffet style breakfast with your favorite Mickey characters dressed up as chefs. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald Duck make their way to each table to say hello and take a picture while you relax. It’s really popular for those with little kids, so if you can’t make time to see these characters in the park, this is a great way to meet them! If you happen to have a room that faces the Magic Kingdom, consider watching them from your balcony as it is a great spot to watch them.

2. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (Deluxe)

I honestly like the Yacht Club better than the Beach club. The Yacht Club has better decor in their rooms as well as out in the lobby. It does take longer to walk to fill up your resort mug. The dinning area is not as big as other resorts, but there are a few places outside to sit and eat. Most of the table service restaurants are seafood themed, but they do have other options if you don’t like seafood. The major reason why I like this resort is the pool. The Yacht Club and the Beach Club share this main pool. It has a few hot tubs, a water slide and has a LOT of pool space. In a few areas of the pool, there is actual sand at the bottom. There is a large kiddy pool and the whole bottom is covered in sand so it feels like you are at the beach. Your little ones can make sand castles and its just phenomenal. No other resort has that. The water slide at the Yacht and Beach club, is also the biggest out of every other Disney resort. This resort is on the expensive side but it is totally worth it. It’s not on the sky liner system, but you can easily walk to EPCOT and take a boat to Hollywood Studios.

  1. Disney’s Art of Animation (Value)

This is by far my favorite Disney Hotel. I like it because its based on Disney Characters. There are four different room themes, Finding Nemo, Cars, Lion King and The Little Mermaid. I think all of these themes are great, but my personal favorite is The Little Mermaid. The Little Mermaid rooms are farthest from the buses and the main building, while the Finding Nemo rooms are the closest. Another reason why I love Art of Animation is their quick service dinning. The dinning room is large so there is plenty of room to sit and relax in the air conditioning. It is also decorated with the corresponding rooms. This hotel has a main pool just outside of the eating area as well as smaller pools within the themes. Another plus is that this hotel is connected to the Disney sky liner. You can be to EPCOT or Hollywood Studios within 10-15 minutes. No more waiting for the bus!

Thank you guys for reading! let me know in the comments about your favorite Walt Disney Resort.

Ultimate Guide: Disney is Reopening

This is the part Disney fans all over the world have been waiting to hear. I am sure you all know that Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida will be back in business July 11th. With that being said, only Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will be reopening on July 11th. Hollywood Studios and EPCOT will soon be following on July 15th. A few weeks ago, Disney Springs reopened to third party shops, while the Disney portions of the area were still closed. Recently World of Disney opened it’s doors to the public and will begin a phase of reopening other stores throughout the United States.

With all this being said, Disney will have to take extra precautions to make sure it’s employees and guests are safe. It looks as of right now that parades and nighttime spectaculars will return at a later date. Makeover opportunities, characters meetups, and any playground sets will also be unavailable. It is possible that characters could still be walking around the parks, but personal photos might not be a good idea.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the parks capacity will have to be limited. The magic Kingdom can support over 90,000 guests per day. Not sure what the limit will be, but I imagine around 30,000 guests per park. This will let those who already have reservations to stay on property have access to the parks. To maintain the park limits, Disney will be monitoring guest attendance through a new theme park reservation system. This will require all guests to make a reservation before hand. Disney is putting a halt on new ticket sales and letting annual pass holders and DVC members go first into making these reservations. If you already have a reservation, like I do, your trip should be safe. After a certain time period, those who live in the Orlando area who usually go out for day trips, will be able to buy tickets. I will warn you, I expect these tickets to be sold out by that time. When Disney has been closed for 3 months, you get a little crazy.

If you happen to make it into the parks the first few days of opening, there will be many health and safety regulations. cast members and guests above the age of three will be required to wear a mask in common areas of the parks and hotels. Upon entering the parks, all guests must undergo a temperature check. This also includes employees. Cashless transactions are recommended and are much easier when you have a magic band. In addition, cleaning and disinfection procedures will be increased throughout the parks.

This is just the start of the health and safety precautions Disney is making to ensure all guests are safe and can enjoy the parks. These policies are subject to change and I will update you once I have the information. I know we are all very eager to once again be welcomed home and to see that glowing castle at the end of Main Street USA. Don’t worry, we will be there soon enough.

I am so glad you’re here!

Thank you for taking the time to check out my new blog. I am so excited to connect with others about your Disney experiences. I have a line up of topics that I would like to share that includes information about hotels, restaurants, attractions, sights and more!

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have a specific topic that you would like to see. I am curious about your opinions and would love to hear your interests.

I am looking forward to this new beginning and I hope you guys enjoy! Thank you!