It’s been a few weeks since we did a Disney World news roundup. There have been several new things that have been announced, leaked, or otherwise reported, so we’ll take a moment to recap the things we think are important. Let’s get to it!
A couple of days ago, Disney World dropped the news that they are going to reduce fall park hours. There are probably several reasons for this, but if you follow Josh at EasyWDW, you probably know why. We’ll cover all the changes and what it means for touring, including how it might change touring plans.
One of the fun things you can do at Disney World is to book an “experience.” These can take unique forms like a backstage tour or in-park experience like building a lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop. When Disney World closed down the parks and started implementing their new reopening procedures, they canceled everyone’s reservations for dining and experiences. Today we got news on when guests will be able to rebook select Disney World experiences. We’ve got a breakdown of it all below!
As we highlighted in our post on Disney reopening procedures, they are going to limit attendance in the parks for the remainder of 2020 and likely parts of 2021. To do this, they have built what is known as the Disney Park Pass System. It is a system that reserves your ability to enter the park. This post will serve as a guide to the Disney Park Pass System. We’ll cover how you use the system to make a reservation, tips, tricks, and some issues we experienced when booking our park passes.
Well, the news cycle appears to be in high gear for Disney World’s reopening. Last night we got news bout Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and the Food & Wine Festival. Today Disney World introduced the new Disney Park Pass System. We’ve known for a while that Disney World would require guests to make a reservation for entry into a theme park. This is above and beyond buying your actual admission ticket. Now we have some more details. However, the system isn’t live quite yet. In this post, we’ll cover when you can start making reservations, what you should do before trying to reserve access and more.
I hope you enjoyed our Barenaked Ladies reference in the title. I think that song has lyrics that, in some way, reference the relationship of Disney World and its guests. Mostly the opening stanza. If you aren’t familiar with it, the song starts like this:
It’s been one week since you looked at me
Cocked your head to the side
and said I’m angry
Five days since you laughed at me saying
Get that together come back and see me
Maybe I’m reading too much into it. I do find it similar, though. I think Disney World fans are feeling a wide array of emotions about the park reopening now. Laughing and angry may be just two of them, but it probably covers the range of emotions.
Well, it has been a few days since we did an update on the reopening of Disney World, so we thought it was time to get caught up. If you’ve missed any of our prior posts, you can check out our posts about the Disney World reopening plan, Disney World canceling FastPasses, Dining Plans, and Dining Reservations, or the temporary suspension of character meals. It’s a lot to digest, we know.
The news surrounding the Disney World reopening seems to be in full force. We’re getting new bits of information every day, so this post will catch up on the latest news. If you’ve missed our prior posts, you can start with Disney World reopening plans announced where we cover the basic operational change that Disney released. You can also read up on More Disney World Reopening Details, where we talk about Disney World canceling all dining reservations, dining plans, FastPasses, and more.
Well, if yesterday’s news about the reopening of Walt Disney World wasn’t enough, Disney quietly dropped more news today. Unfortunately, much of what they let out is not going to sit well with pretty much anyone and create more anxiety and problems. Let’s go through what they announced in this post from Disney Parks Blog.
On Wednesday, Disney World representatives went before the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force and presented their plan for reopening the parks. During the virtual meeting, Walt Disney World Senior Vice President of Operations Jim McPhee provided details on their reopening plan. Additionally, Disney World issued a press release with additional information about the opening of the parks. In this post, we’ll cover everything of note that was released today on the Disney World reopening plans.