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What's Open at Walt Disney World Now — Here's the Full List!

by Mommy Frog on September 5, 2021
15 Orlando

If you're planning a trip to Walt Disney World soon, you've likely wondered what exactly is open. The quick answer: so much! When Walt Disney World reopened after its temporary COVID-19 closure, Tad and Lily had a looooot of questions, especially about which rides would be open ("Will we get to go on Slinky Dog Dash? What about Space Mountain?"). The even better news is that new experiences continue to reopen as time goes on, including the Festival of the Lion King, fireworks and Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor. If, like us, you're wondering what's hoppening exactly, we've compiled a full list of the available rides and experiences at the Disney World theme parks.

Changes to Experiences | Experiences Available at Magic Kingdom Park | Experiences Available at Disney's Animal Kingdom | Experiences Available at Disney's Hollywood Studios | Experiences Available at EPCOT | Status of Recreation and Special Events | Unavailable Experiences and Attractions

Available Attractions in 2020 - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

General Changes to Experiences at the Disney World Theme Parks

As a brief overview, many of the popular rides are operating right now, including Avatar Flight of Passage, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Soarin' Around the World — just to name a few (see all of them below). Initially, to accommodate physical distancing, some experiences were temporarily unavailable, including shows, parades, nighttime spectaculars, individual character greetings and play areas. But as time goes on, social distancing measures have been rolled back, and experiences are returning bit by bit. Fireworks have returned, including the all-new Enchantment and Harmonius shows, and individual character greetings will return in November! While it's still not safe to hug or give autographs, you'll now have the option to get some one-on-one face time with your faves in the parks.

Additionally, characters have been surprising and delighting us in all-new ways since the parks reopened! Throughout the day, special promenades, cavalcades and cruises take place at each of the theme parks. You might see Mickey and friends traveling around the World Showcase promenade or cruising on boats down Discovery River. They can appear at any time, so be prepared for magical surprises!

The shopping experience has a few modifications, as well. New collection product launches and limited-edition merchandise will only be available on shopDisney rather than in-person at Walt Disney World Resort until further notice. Pin trading with cast members are still available through the use of pin boards in select locations. Dressing rooms and package delivery to the front of the theme parks or Disney Resort hotels will not be immediately available. However, you can ship merchandise within the U.S. and in-person returns will be permitted.

Rides and Experiences Available at Magic Kingdom Park

Disney World Available Experiences - The Barnstormer

The following rides, entertainment and retail shops are open at Magic Kingdom Park:


  • "it's a small world”
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Peter Pan's Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Hall of Presidents
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tom Sawyer Island
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
  • Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room


  • Main Street Philharmonic
  • Dapper Dans
  • Character Cavalcades throughout the day, with favorite Disney friends appearing along the parade route — which will include:
    • The Royal Princess Processional
    • Mickey & Friends Cavalcade
    • Magic Kingdom Cavalcade
    • A Goofy Cavalcade
    • Tinker Bell & the Lost Treasure
  • Disney Enchantment

Retail Shops

  • Arribas Brothers
  • Baby Care
  • Big Al's
  • Box Office Gifts
  • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin Photos
  • Crystal Arts
  • Emporium
  • Fantasy Faire
  • Hundred Acre Goods
  • Island Supply by Sunglass Hut
  • Main Street Confectionery
  • Memento Mori
  • Mickey's Star Traders
  • Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar
  • Rubio Arts
  • Sir Mickey’s
  • Splashdown Photos
  • Strollers & Wheelchairs
  • The Chapeau
  • Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.
  • TTC Cart / Wheelchairs
  • Uptown Jewelers & Cinema
  • Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe

Open Rides and Experiences at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney World Available Experiences - Na'vi River Journey

The following rides, entertainment and retail shops are open at Disney's Animal Kingdom:


  • Affection Section
  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Discovery Island Trails
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek
  • Na'vi River Journey
  • The Animation Experience at Conservation Station
  • The Oasis Exhibits
  • TriceraTop Spin
  • Feathered Friends in Flight (formerly UP! A Great Bird Adventure)
  • Wilderness Explorers
  • Wildlife Express


  • Character Cruises throughout the day, with favorite Disney friends appearing in boats around Discovery River — including the following:
    • Discovery River Character Cruise
    • Discovery Island Drummers
    • Donald’s Dino Boat Bash!
    • Mickey & Friends Flotilla
  • Festival of the Lion King

Retail Shops

  • Africa Hub Cart
  • African Heritage Wood Carving
  • Baby Care
  • Chester and Hester's Dinosaur Treasures
  • Discovery Trading Company
  • Garden Gate Gifts & Strollers
  • Kilimanjaro Safari Cart
  • Mandala Gifts
  • Mombasa Marketplace
  • Out Of The Wild
  • Serka Zong Bazaar
  • The Dino Institute Shop
  • Windtraders
  • Ziwani Traders & Zuri Sweets Shop

Rides and Experiences Available at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios Reopening - Interrogation Rooms in Rise of the Resistance

The following attractions, entertainment and retail shops are available at Disney's Hollywood Studios:


  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Disney Junior Play & Dance! (formerly Disney Junior Dance Party!)
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy
  • Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Vacation Fun (at Mickey Shorts Theater)
  • Walt Disney Presents


  • Character Cavalcades throughout the day, with favorite Disney friends appearing along Hollywood Boulevard — including:
    • Disney Junior Stars Motorcade
    • Mickey & Friends Motorcade
    • Pixar Motorcade
  • Wonderful World of Animation
  • Beauty and the Beast — Live on Stage
  • Disney Movie Magic (returning Nov. 7)
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular (returning Dec. 19)

Retail Shops

  • Celebrity 5 & 10
  • Crossroads of the World
  • Dok Ondar's Den of Antiquities
  • Droid Depot Experience
  • Droid Depot Store
  • In Character
  • Legends of Hollywood
  • Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway
  • Mickey's Of Hollywood
  • Movieland Memorabilia
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Sid Cahuenga's One-of-a-Kind
  • Rock Around The Shop
  • Rubio Arts
  • Strollers & Wheelchairs
  • Tatooine Traders
  • The Market
  • Tower Hotel Gifts
  • Toy Story Mania Shop

Rides and Experiences Available at EPCOT

Disney World Available Experiences - Spaceship Earth

The following rides, entertainment and retail shops are available at EPCOT:

Rides & Experiences

  • Awesome Planet
  • Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
  • Canada Far and Wide
  • Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Friendship Lagoon Boats
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  • Impressions de France
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  • Kidcot (modified)
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Reflections of China
  • Remy's Ratatouille Adventure
  • Soarin' Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • The American Adventure
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Walt Disney Imagineering presents the EPCOT Experience


  • America Gardens Theatre Presents... featuring popular EPCOT performers such as:
    • JAMMitors
    • Mariachi Cobre
  • Harmonius

Retail Shops

  • African Heritage
  • Arribas Brothers
  • Art of Disney
  • Baby Care
  • Canada Cart
  • China Kiosk
  • Disney Traders
  • Galerie Des Halles
  • Gateway Gifts
  • Glas Und Porcellan
  • ImageWorks
  • Karamell Kuche
  • La Bottega Italiana
  • Mexico Indoor Plaza
  • Mission: SPACE Cargo
  • Mitsukoshi
  • Mouse Gear Temporary Location
  • Pin Traders - Camera Center
  • Port of Entry
  • Puffin's Roost
  • Sea Base Alpha Gift Shop
  • Strollers & Wheelchairs
  • Tea Caddy
  • Test Track Simporium
  • Wood Carver
  • World Traveler

Status of Other Recreational or Special Event Experiences

Many of the special events, tours and other premium experiences are also affected by the new health and safety procedures in place at Disney World.

Disney World Available Experiences - Bibbidi Bobbidi

Sports and Recreation

  • Golf and FootGolf are available on a regular schedule at Walt Disney World golf courses
  • The following experiences will be unavailable or remain closed during the initial reopening period:
    • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
    • Surfing activities (including group lessons and private sessions)
    • Spas, salons and Harmony Barbershop

Unique Tours

The following unique tours are unavailable:

  • Backstage Magic
  • Behind the Seeds
  • Disney’s Family Magic Tour
  • Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour
  • Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour
  • Taste of Magic Kingdom Park VIP Tour
  • The UnDISCOVERed Future World
  • Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP Tour
  • Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour
  • Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour
  • Up Close with Rhinos
  • Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour
  • World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered

Adventures in Dining

The following dining events are unavailable:

  • Afternoon Tea at the Garden View Tea Room
  • Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette's Patisserie
  • Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night
  • Dine with an Animal Specialist
  • Dining with an Imagineer – Cítricos
  • Dining with an Imagineer – The Hollywood Brown Derby
  • Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland
  • EPCOT Forever Dining Package
  • Fantasmic! Dining Package
  • Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Package
  • Highway in the Sky Dine Around
  • Jiko Wine Tasting
  • Rivers of Light Dining Package
  • Savor the Savanna: Evening Safari Experience
  • Sense of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Signature Celebration at Cinderella’s Royal Table
  • Taste of Magic Kingdom Park VIP Tour
  • Tiffins Talks
  • Victoria & Albert's Chef's Table Dinner
  • Wanyama Safari
  • Wonderland Tea Party at 1900 Park Fare

Dessert Parties

The following dessert parties are unavailable:

  • Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience
  • Frozen Ever After Dessert Party
  • Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage
  • Rivers of Light Dessert Party
  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Nature Experiences

The following nature experiences are unavailable:

  • A Path Less Traveled Tour
  • Behind the Seeds
  • Caring for Giants
  • Dine with an Animal Specialist
  • EPCOT Seas Adventures – Aqua Tour
  • EPCOT Seas Adventures – DiveQuest
  • EPCOT Seas Adventures – Dolphins in Depth
  • Savor the Savanna: Evening Safari Experience
  • Sense of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Starlight Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Up Close with Rhinos
  • Wanyama Safari

Make-Believe & More

The following experiences are unavailable:

  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Captain Hook's Pirate Crew
  • Character Couture
  • Perfectly Princess Tea Party
  • Pirate Adventure Cruises
  • Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage
  • Wonderland Tea Party at 1900 Park Fare

Which Rides and Experiences Are Temporarily Unavailable?

With health and safety top of mind, certain rides and entertainment will be temporarily closed.  Here are the attractions and experiences that are not currently available (as well as some of the more popular entertainment options):

Magic Kingdom Park

  • Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire
  • Move It! Shake It! Mousekedance It! Street Party
  • Once Upon A Time

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • Fossil Fun Games
  • Primeval Whirl (permanently closed)
  • Rivers of Light: We Are One (permanently closed)

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Fantasmic!
  • Jedi Training Academy
  • Star Wars - A Galactic Spectacular
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid


  • None

There you have it! We hope you find this list of available experiences at Disney World hopful as you plan which rides and attractions you'll hit during your next visit. We'll keep this list updated as more experiences become available. 

Related: Disney Introduces New Reservation System - Here Is What You Need to Know!

Related: A Guide to Disney World's Reopening Procedures and Guidelines

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
View Comments


Apr 18, 2021 at 5:51 p.m.
Jenna Says...

Hello :) is this up to date? Do you have any ideas when entertainment and experiences might be reopening? thanks

Apr 19, 2021 at 9:16 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenna,

Yes, it is up to date! We can expect some entertainment, such as The Festival of the Lion King, to return this summer. However, nothing has been announced yet for parades, fireworks or individual character greetings yet. We'll be sure to update again once we hear more!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 7, 2020 at 8:56 p.m.
Karen McGowan Says...

I read somewhere that Park Hopping is suspended. Why? I have a Park Hopper Plus ticket that NEVER expires (purchased before the current expiring ones) but never used. When will hopping resume?

Jul 13, 2020 at 4:36 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

For now, it's to help manage park capacity. Park hoppers are being sold for 2021, so we expect park hopping to return.

Keep hopping!


Jul 7, 2020 at 4:15 p.m.
Beth Says...

Do you have a list of restaurants that will not be open in each park? That would be very helpful.

Thank you!

Jul 7, 2020 at 11:52 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth!

We sure do! You can find that here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 7, 2020 at 3:41 p.m.
Nathalie Greene Says...

What about Fantasmic! at Hollywood Studios? Agree with the other poster, a list of what will NOT be open/available would be more helpful. Thanks!

Jul 7, 2020 at 10:51 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nathalie!

No nighttime experiences will be available at any of the parks upon the initial reopening phase, including Fantasmic!, unfortunately. We'll be updating this post as soon as we have confirmation of all of the attractions closed during this time. Stay tuned!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 7, 2020 at 12:50 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi again, Nathalie!

Just an update - we've gone ahead and added all of the attractions and experiences that won't be open initially to this post. Thank you for the suggestion! We'll continue to keep this post updated :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 6, 2020 at 1:12 p.m.
Gisela Held Says...

is it really true that all Not-so-scary Halloween events for 2020 have been canceled? If Covid 19 should be responsible for this, then the entire park would have to be closed. It is no different in the evening than in the day. Disney didn't think twice. Disney messes with many, many customers and not everyone can spend thousands of dollars or euros every year.

Best wishes


Jun 23, 2020 at 6:19 p.m.
Ron Says...

Are these lists really up to date?

For a couple of examples will we be able to ride Tomorrowland Speedway and Spaceship Earth?

Jun 23, 2020 at 1:27 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ron!

Yes, these are hop off the press! You will be able to ride both Tomorrowland Speedway and Spaceship Earth upon the parks reopening. Spaceship Earth's proposed refurbishment has been postponed for now.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jun 23, 2020 at 4:27 p.m.
Blmax Says...

This is very helpful! It would also be fantastic if you would publish a list of rides that are CLOSED instead of just a list of open rides. It would be much easier to look through a list of closings to find if any of my favorites are on there.

Jun 23, 2020 at 1:02 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

We are so glad you found it hopful, Blmax! Thank you for the suggestion - we are going to update our Refurbishments post soon for a quick update of what will be closed for upcoming visits, including this initial reopening period :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 7, 2020 at 12:51 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Blmax!

Thank you again for your suggestion! We've gone ahead and updated both this post and our refurbishments post with information about what won't be open initially at the parks. We'll keep both updated as we hear more!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog


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