Disney World Florida Re-Opening From 11th July
The popular Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has announced its reopening plans after its 3-month closure, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will re-open on July 11, followed by Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15. All four parks will operate with limited capacity. To gain entry, visitors will need a valid park ticket (or annual pass) and a reservation.
Visitors will be able to make reservations through a new online tool called Disney Park Pass. A My Disney Experience account will be needed to use the tool. Once logged into their My Disney Experience account, visitors can access a calendar with available reservation dates for each park.
Those with multi-day tickets will need to make a park reservation for each day of their visit. With capacity being limited at the parks, visitors won’t be able to enter more than one park per day, according to Disney. The reservation system to will open to guests in phases, starting with Disney Resort Hotel guests. Those guests will be able to make reservations starting Monday, June 22. Annual passholders who don’t have a hotel reservation can start making reservations Friday, June 26. All other ticket holders can make reservations starting June 28.
Passholders will be able to reserve three days at a time, according to the Disney World website. Passholders with a hotel reservation, however, will be able to reserve days for the length of their stay. Park reservations will be available through September 26, 2021, based on resort stay and ticket eligibility.
Disney World closed its parks in mid-March in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In recent weeks, Disney has reopened Disney Springs with new safety measures, including mandatory face masks, temperature checks, and social-distancing guidelines. Those same measures will be implemented at its theme parks.
Many experiences, including parades, fireworks, and character meet-and-greets — will not be available when the parks reopen. Disney announced late Thursday it was cancelling its popular Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2020.