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What Is Disney World Like Right Now? Here's What to Expect (Including the Upcoming Debut of Disney Genie)

by Mommy Frog on September 14, 2021 61 Orlando   Video

Visiting Disney World Right Now – PinterestWalt Disney World Resort officially reopened its parks in July 2020, and it has been steadily hopping back to life ever since! While certain experiences may still be limited during this time, the theme parks are returning to normal operations. In addition to character pop-ups and cavalcades, some modified experiences are slowly beginning to return, including character dining, live entertainment and FIREWORKS! This year, we also have Disney World's 50th Anniversary, an 18-month celebration!

We are so hoppy to say that character meet-and-greets (though still distanced) are returning to Disney World! Starting in November, you'll be able to have an individual interaction and take a photo with your favorite character in their normal location. At Magic Kingdom, princesses will return to Princess Fairytale Hall and Mickey will return to Town Square Theater, now in his new EARidescent outfit! At Hollywood Studios, meet Minnie at Red Carpet Dreams and Disney Junior characters in Animation Courtyard. We can't wait to pose for a photo with the characters!

Other live entertainment performers are returning throughout the resort, such as the Tam Tam Drummers in Animal Kingdom and Sergio the juggler in EPCOT. For shows, the new nighttime spectaculars, Disney Enchantment and Harmonius, have debuted as of Oct. 1. "Disney Move Magic," the projection show at Hollywood Studios, returns Nov. 7, along with the popular Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular on Dec. 19. Entertainment is what really sets Disney World apart and we are so exciting for more entertainers to return!

Starting Oct. 19, Disney will be introducing the brand-new Disney Genie service to the My Disney Experience app. This free digital service will guide you through the theme parks (as your own personal genie), with tips that will help maximize your time and a personalized itinerary based on your interests. You can upgrade to the Disney Genie+ service, which will allow you to select priority access through new Lightning Lane entrances to save time in lines for attractions. We hop into more details below! And yes, this means the FastPass+ service will officially be retired.

Below, we'll hop into current Disney World procedures and safety measures, plus tips to help you make the very most of your visit. Let's hop to it!

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Disney World Theme Park Reservation System, Park Hopping, Disney Genie Service & Dining Reservations

Disney World Reopening - Roy and Mickey

In order to better manage capacity, Disney World has implemented a new theme park reservation system that requires all guests to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance (the only exception right now is Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, which does not require a reservation to attend). Theme park tickets are required to make reservations, so make sure you buy your tickets right away! Find out more information about the Disney Park Pass reservation system in our separate blog post.

Disney World Reopening - Girls with Balloons in Front of Cinderella Castle

For Disney World's initial reopening phase, guests were only able to visit one park per day — no park hopping was allowed. But as of Jan. 1, 2021, the Park Hopper option has returned with some slight modifications. Guests with passes or tickets that include the Park Hopper option must make a Disney Park Pass reservation for the first park they plan to visit and enter that first park prior to visiting another. Additionally, there are specific Park Hopper hours — Park Hopper hours begin at 2 p.m. each day and end at the park’s scheduled close time, and entry is still subject to capacity limits (though to date, capacity limits have not interfered with guests' ability to hop). Be sure to check DisneyWorld.com/ParkHours and the My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date Park Hopper hours, as they could start earlier at a later date, depending on the day and park. Since park hopping has returned, park availability has been open and accessible. For more details about park hopping policies, check out our separate guide.

Many restaurants and special experiences remain closed, but more steadily continue to reopen. There has also been a shift from a 180-day booking window to a 60-day booking window for reservations moving forward.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney's Hollywood Studios will pause the use of a virtual queue starting Sept. 23. The attraction will then utilize a traditional standby queue (as well as offer paid Lightning Lane access through Disney Genie once the service is available).

Walt Disney World Resort Reopening Guide - Disney Genie Service

Move over, FastPass+ — Disney Genie will be at your service starting Oct. 19! Disney Genie is a free planning tool inside the My Disney Experience app. You'll have a personalized itinerary based on your interests that updates throughout the day, and it will display current AND forecasted wait times to help you predict quicker entry to rides.

You can upgrade to the Disney Genie+ service for $15 per ticket per day to choose available times to skip the line for a variety of rides and experiences using the Lightning Lane entrance. You can make one selection at a time throughout the day.

Select in-demand rides, such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, will offer individual Lightning Lane access that is not included with the Genie+ service. Pricing will vary by date, attraction and park, and you can only make two purchases each day. A free virtual queue will continue to be used at Remy's Ratatouille Adventure, and standby will still remain available at other attractions not utilizing a virtual queue.

Extra Magic Hours will not be returning, but in its place, Disney will be introducing the Early Theme Park Entry benefit later beginning Oct. 1, 2021. Instead of having early access for a full hour at one theme park, Disney Resort hotel guests and guests of other select hotels will have 30-minute early entry to any theme park, every day. Guests will need valid admission and a Disney Park Pass reservation.

Walt Disney World Resort Safety Measures

Hollywood Studios Reopening - Millennium Falcon Photo Pass Op

Disney World theme parks, hotels, restaurants, attractions, services and other experiences may be modified, limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or even closure. Disney has implemented the following safety measures based on the guidance of government officials and health advisers:

  • Cleanliness and sanitization: Disney has increased cleaning and disinfection measures, and will continue to hold this standard. While regular cleaning has been reduced in frequency since first reopening in 2020, the hand sanitizers remain. Note that finger scanning at the touchpoints has returned.
  • Cast training: Disney provided new training and reinforcement to emphasize a strong culture of health and safety among its cast members.
  • Face coverings: The mask policy is ever-changing, based on current health guidelines. See our separate post for more details!
  • Contactless payment: Payment through MagicBands, Apple Pay and Google Pay is available at restaurants and retail shops. Mobile ordering at restaurants has been expanded and is highly encouraged or required.
  • Crowd-inducing experiences: Full-length parades, character meet-and-greets and other events that create crowds or high-touch experiences are temporarily suspended.

A New Experience at the Disney World Theme Parks

Magic Kingdom Reopening - Magic Kingdom Cavalcade

Most attractions are available at each theme park. At Magic Kingdom Park, popular rides including Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain and Peter's Pan Flight are ready to take your frog family on fun adventures. Experience the magic of nature on Kilimanjaro Safaris, Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain and Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Travel to a galaxy far, far away on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, or become part of the cartoon world on Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Over at EPCOT, Spaceship Earth is available as its refurbishment plans are temporarily on hold, along with other favorites such as Test Track and Soarin' Around the World. Remy's Ratatouille Adventure is now open with a virtual queue.

The newest nighttime spectaculars have arrived with Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom and Harmonius at EPCOT. Wonderful World of Animation is available at Disney's Hollywood Studios, along with Disney Movie Magic starting Nov. 7. Animal Kingdom has a new daytime entertainment, Disney KiteTails.

Even though parades and individual character greetings aren't immediately available, there are still chances to see familiar faces!

Disney World Reopening - Gaston on Main Street

From special cavalcades down the Magic Kingdom parade route and friends cruising down Discovery River, to motorcades along Hollywood Boulevard and characters popping up throughout World Showcase, each theme park has special opportunities to see your favorite Disney pals throughout the day. Even though we can't hug them just yet, we love the new character experiences, such as Merida riding Angus at Magic Kingdom and Chip 'n' Dale picnicking at Hollywood Studios.

Soon you'll be able to have a proper character meet-and-greet! (though still distanced). At Magic Kingdom, princesses will return to Princess Fairytale Hall and Mickey will return to Town Square Theater, now in his new EARidescent outfit! At Hollywood Studios, meet Minnie at Red Carpet Dreams and Disney Junior characters in Animation Courtyard. We can't wait to pose for a photo with the characters!

If you want to check if your favorite ride will be open, here's a full list of available attractions and experiences that are open. We also have detailed guides for each park, so you know exactly where to find the best spots for character viewing and adjustments to our park plans:

General Tips

Disney World Reopening - Family in Masks with Neck Fans

  • As long as you have a Park Pass reservation and valid admission, you may leave and re-enter the park that you're visiting for the day. So if you want to head back to the hotel midday for a break, that's toadally fine!
  • Have your own disinfectant wipes ready if you plan to go on any rides that have high-touch features, such as the pull-string cannons on Toy Story Mania! Hand sanitizers are available at the end of most rides.
  • Bring multiple masks for each member of your frog squad. Trust us, a fresh mask during the middle of the day is a must-have. An extra face covering would also come in handy if you hoppen to lose a mask on a ride. Pack a small plastic baggie for each used mask, if it's reusable.
  • If you froget or don't bring an approved face covering, there are vending machines available with disposable masks for $2 each outside of each park.
  • Take your time and drink lots of water! From our experience, we tend to get extra thirsty while wearing our masks, so we make sure to stop for water frequently.
  • Be flexible! Disney is adapting every day and the rules may change due to the fluidity of the current health situation. Be nice to the cast members who are trying their best to maintain a safe environment for everyone at the parks.

Disney World Water Park Updates

Disney World Reopening - Summit Plummet

Nearly an entire year after being closed, Disney's Blizzard Beach reopened March 7, 2021! Disney's Typhoon Lagoon remains closed until further notice. For the most part, you'll find similar health and safety measures as you go across the resort. Mobile ordering is required at a few dining locations to keep contact to a minimum.

Reopening of Disney World Resort Hotels and Lodging

Disney Vacation Club resorts at Walt Disney World and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground reopened June 22, 2020. Disney Vacation Club resorts at Vero Beach, Fla., and Hilton Head, S.C., reopened to members and guests in June 2020.

Walt Disney World Resort hotels that are currently open include:

Disney has also announced that the following hotels will open on these specified dates and are currently accepting reservations:

Disney World Reopening - Disney's Riviera Resort

These dates are subject to change, and guests' reservations could still be modified to other Disney Resort hotels. If you booked your hotel stay with Undercover Tourist and your arrival dates are impacted by the resort's phased reopening, please contact us by phone at 1 (800) 846-1302 or by email at Info (at) UndercoverTourist.com — we're hoppy to help!

Starting Jan. 1, 2022, Disney's Magical Express service for airport transportation will no longer be offered. For the remainder of 2021, the service will operate for new and existing reservations made at Disney Resort hotels.

If you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can find additional details about the health and safety measures in place, as well as changes to housekeeping, transportation, parking and hotel services, amenities and recreational activities, in our separate guide about Disney Resort hotels.

Disney Dining Updates

Disney World Reopening - Satu'li Canteen Table

In addition to the booking window shifting to 60 days for Advance Dining Reservations, there are a few other updates guests can expect when it comes to Disney dining. Around the resort, dining experiences are undergoing some changes to ensure the health and safety of guests and cast members during this initial reopening phase. These updates include:

  • Menus will be shared in ways to minimize contact. At quick-service restaurants, menus will be displayed on signage. And at table-service restaurants, you can scan a code with your mobile device to access the digital menu.
  • At this time, it is recommended all guests use cashless payment options, including debit cards, credit cards and Disney Gift Cards. Guests can also opt for contactless payment options — such as mobile wallets — or use cash to purchase a Disney Gift Card at Guest Relations and select merchandise locations. Disney Resort hotel guests can also use MagicBands to charge their purchase to their Disney Resort hotel folio.
  • Menu items may vary. For specific menu information, check the restaurant’s online menu, often found through My Disney Experience (physical menus may not be available).

Disney World Reopening - Satu'li Canteen

  • Character dining has gradually returned with modified experiences, including Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera, Garden Grill, Tusker House, Chef Mickey's and Minnie's Seasonal Dine and Disney Junior Play 'n Dine at Hollywood & Vine.
  • Dinner shows are currently unavailable.
  • You can view Walk-Up availability for select table-service restaurants in My Disney Experience. Some table-service restaurants even use mobile ordering for pick-up orders.
  • Dining locations will be limited in capacity. Some locations will remain temporarily closed.
  • Private dining and in-room delivery will not be offered during the initial reopening window.
  • Mobile order service will be offered at select quick-service dining locations throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks (when open), Disney Springs and select Disney Resort hotels.
  • Mobile Check-In is available for table-service dining via My Disney Experience.

Find more information and a list of all dining locations that are currently available at Disney Springs, the Disney Resort hotels and theme parks, check out our complete guide to dining at Disney World.

Disney Springs Updates

Upon arrival at Disney Springs, guests undergo security screenings. We have a separate post with details you need to know about visiting Disney Springs now, including a full list of all of the shops and restaurants that are currently open for you to enjoy.

As the Walt Disney World Resort continues to increase capacity, rules and policies may change due to the fluid situation, but rest assured, your favorite frogs will keep you updated! We hope this guide helps you prepare for your visit to Disney World and gives you an idea of what to expect. Be sure to check back later, as we will update this post as new information becomes available. 

Related: A Complete Guide to Dining at Disney World

Related: All the Important Details About Disney Resort Hotels

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Sep 21, 2021 at 2:39 p.m. Trixie tg Says...

Just looking for clarification about Rise of the Resistance. You mention the termination of the virtual queue on September 23, but later write that there will be a virtual queue.

Will ROR be part of Genie+, and how so?

Thanks for any information you can provide :)

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Sep 21, 2021 at 1:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Trixie!

Great catch! We fixed the second mention — a free virtual queue will still be in use but it'll be at Remy's Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT. We're still not toadally sure of all the details. But from our understanding, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will not be one of rides included with the Genie+ service, but instead one of the individual a la carte attractions that you can purchase Lightning Lane access for separately. Stay tuned as we'll update once we know more!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 20, 2021 at 8:07 p.m. Gail Slomo Says...

When will the disney world park be least crowded week of 10/10 and are they operating on limited capacity at that time? Do we need to make park reservations for activities in the various parks?

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Sep 21, 2021 at 8:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gail!

For the week of October 10, you may run into more crowds early on during the week (specifically Oct. 9-11 since it's a holiday weekend). Generally, we'd say it's usually less crowded later in the week (Oct. 13-15), but do keep in mind that this will be right at the start of the 50th anniversary celebration, which could affect crowds. Capacity is still controlled by a reservation system, so you will need to make Disney Park Pass reservations for every day of your visit. As for specific activities, we'd highly recommend getting dining reservations ASAP. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, you'll need reservations for Oga's Cantina, Savi's Workshop and Droid Depot (sometimes they all have walk-in availability, but it's not guaranteed).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2021 at 1:18 p.m. Jason Says...

We are planning to go to MK this weekend. Do you know about what percentage of capacity the parks are operating at? Since there is no fast pass options in the genie transition period, I just want to be sure we can ride everything. Earlier in the year, friends went and said they were able to ride everything because of limited entry.

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Aug 31, 2021 at 9:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jason!

While we don't know exact capacity numbers, we have noticed that the past couple of weekends have seen lower crowds due to the back-to-school season. It could still be moderately crowded due to Labor Day Weekend, so we can't guarantee that you'll be able to ride everything, but we think you'll get a good chunk done especially if you maximize the time you spend there by arriving early and leaving late. (Without FastPass+, the standby lines may have long wait times but generally it feels faster than usual since the line is consistently moving.)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 19, 2021 at 2:02 p.m. Wanderlust Says...

We are celebrating a birthday while at the Grand Floridian. How do I preorder a birthday cake? (We already have dinner our dinner reservation.)

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Aug 19, 2021 at 4:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wanderlust!

You can add a Mickey Mouse celebration cake to a future reservation by visiting the restaurant's host podium. You can also try calling in advance to see what options are available to you, as cakes are only available at select restaurants - that number is 407-824-2474. Have a great celebration!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 15, 2021 at 12:58 p.m. Danny Says...

My family and I are due to travel to the US late October, is it likely that facemasks for children will still be required? Also, is there any indication on when all experiences will be available?

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Jul 15, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Danny!

We can't say for certain, as the current health situation is ever changing, but attractions, restaurants and experiences have been slowly but surely returning. We do not have an estimated time for when all experiences will be available or when the mask requirement for unvaccinated guests will be lifted.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 9, 2021 at 3:50 p.m. Jessica Says...

If taking the magical express... and new covid rules that bags must go with us, have a late flight, do WDW resorts hold our luggage after checkout?? Can not seem to find it anywhere. Thanks

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Jul 9, 2021 at 11:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica!

Yes, the Bell Desk at the Disney World Resorts is open and available to hold your luggage. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 29, 2021 at 6:05 p.m. Marisol Orellana Says...

Planning to visit the parks in Sept. Would like to know if the shows are open?

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Jun 29, 2021 at 3:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marisol!

At this time, the Festival of the Lion King and It's Tough to Be a Bug at Disney's Animal Kingdom, as well as Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at Disney's Hollywood Studios, are the only live shows that have returned.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 15, 2021 at 3:26 p.m. Kathy Brown Says...

Any idea when fireworks will be a thing again?!

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Jun 30, 2021 at 3:49 p.m. Kim Says...

We heard fireworks last night but not sure which park. We are staying close to magic kingdom so maybe there?

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Jun 30, 2021 at 11:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim!

Last night, there was a special preview for cast members to watch Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom. Both Happily Ever After and EPCOT Forever (at EPCOT) return for guests tomorrow, July 1!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 15, 2021 at 11:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathy!

Fireworks are coming back to Magic Kingdom (Happily Ever After) and EPCOT (EPCOT Forever) July 1!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 26, 2021 at 5:55 p.m. David Says...

Thanks for the great info, do you happen to know if they started welcoming out-of-state visitors?

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May 26, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David!

Yes, Disney World is allowing out-of-state guests to visit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 26, 2021 at 3:27 p.m. Craig bennett Says...

Myself and family coming may / June 2022

Do you think the majority of things will be back to normal, no masks needed, etc

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Apr 27, 2021 at 12:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Craig,

While we certainly hope that everything's headed in the right direction for returning to normal by then, we ultimately don't know for sure, due to health and safety guidelines being determined by current conditions (especially as the vaccine rollout continues). We do keep this guide and our other blog posts updated, so keep hopping back as it gets closer to your trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 4, 2021 at 2:44 p.m. CHRIS V Says...

Park tickets and capacity.

So I have searched and searched and searched but cannot find anything about capacity.

See what I mean below.

Does Disney book 100% of what their park capacity is and only let 35% in or is it that after 35% of tickets are bought do they close ticket purchases for that park for that day? Basically do I have to make my breakfast the night before and arrive before dawn in hopes that I have a chance of getting into the park? I already have my tickets purchased and reservations confirmed.

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Apr 5, 2021 at 8:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

Disney only releases enough tickets and Park Passes to meet set capacity limits - so if you have a Park Pass reservation, you are counted in the day's capacity and are good to go! :) Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 1, 2021 at 2:10 a.m. Carol Cargile Says...

I know the parks are enforcing a crowd capacity, but are the Disney resorts enforcing a maximum capacity that is different than the normal hotel capacity?

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Apr 1, 2021 at 10:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol,

The resorts are operating with limited capacity by not filling in every room. Common areas, such as pools, fitness centers, restaurants and merchandise locations, may enforce capacity limits to maintain physical distancing, but cast members will be there to help and direct you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 6, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. Dean Says...

Will be visiting Magic Kingdom at the end of the month, staying at a non Disney resort, what is the best transportation route to use to avoid long waits?

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Mar 9, 2021 at 9:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dean!

Do you know which area you'll be coming from? That'll be the biggest factor in determining the fastest driving route to get you to Magic Kingdom from off-site :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 4, 2021 at 2:03 a.m. Christina Says...

Some states are lifting the rule to wear masks. Is Florida one? If Florida becomes one of the states to lift this rule will Disney follow? For the months of March and April what are the plans so I can plan accordingly.

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Mar 4, 2021 at 1:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina!

The state of Florida has left it up to individual municipalities, and individual businesses can still determine whether or not to enforce mask regulations. At this time, all Florida theme parks still require face coverings. Disney World has stated that the mask regulation will be in place until at least the end of 2021. If this changes, we'll be sure to update!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 21, 2021 at 1:54 a.m. Tom K. Says...

If a park hits capacity, is that the case for the rest of the day, or is it monitored throughout to allow park hoppers in if crowds decrease later in the day?

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Dec 15, 2020 at 6:09 p.m. Says...

Your article said, "The ability to join a Boarding Group takes place at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. " Isn't that 10 a.m. time changed to 7 a.m. and for the 7 a.m. time you don't need to be in the park to join a boarding group?

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Dec 15, 2020 at 1:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

That's correct; the first window for trying to grab a Boarding Group for Rise of the Resistance is now 7 a.m., and you don't have to be in the park to try! The second window is currently 2 p.m., but that will move up to 1 p.m. beginning Dec. 20 (and you'll need to be in Hollywood Studios to try).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 1, 2020 at 12:24 p.m. Alina Corvin Says...

Is anyone else disappointed that Jan park hopper hrs start at 2 and parks close at 5 and 6?

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Jul 7, 2020 at 6:04 p.m. JJ Says...

For all of those of you who wish to utilize your freedoms and not wear a mask, then by all means don't go to Disney Parks. Trust me it will not impact Disney financially, there are still plenty of us who are willing to wear a mask and you're staying away will make it easier for the rest of us to get a reservation

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Dec 12, 2020 at 3:36 p.m. TommyD Says...

Disney laid off 35,000 employees...you sure they won’t fee the financial pain???

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Jul 14, 2020 at 2:34 p.m. We Love Disney - But... Says...

For those of you who desire to make rude comments about people not wearing masks, keep it to yourself. They have a right to choose, just like you. And yes, Disney will lose out financially by requiring masks, it's already happening. So stay logical, not judgemental, in this discussion!! For we all love Disney or we wouldn't be on this site:)

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Jul 6, 2020 at 1:23 p.m. Gisela Held Says...

What is your problem with a mask? My daughter works in a large clinic in Frankfurt / Main Germany every day. Every day she sees the pain, misery and death of many people and you don't want to wear masks? But if you are sick and you have this virus, then you are the one who complains the most.

If you do not want to wear masks, then stay at home, then you can not infect other people through your unguilty and maybe even hand them over to death.

sincerely

Gisela

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Jun 17, 2020 at 5:57 p.m. Brenda Says...

I agree, If you are scared, wear a mask. If you think its about wearing it for others, they can wear one themselves. I have no problem with others wearing it. Let it be our CHOICE. And it really doesn't protect others. People are foolish to believe a mask helps. Look at the countries that wear them all the time. They still got the virus. Stop being bullied due to people being scared!

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Jun 24, 2021 at 1:55 a.m. Patrick Says...

As a medical person I am sorry but your statements are not true or factual

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Feb 7, 2021 at 6:52 p.m. K Says...

I mean, we could say the same thing about cars and drunk driving. Your seatbelt works, so why can't i exercise my choice and drink and drive. If your seatbelt works, why oppress my choice. Trust me the mask works, i'm in positive rooms all day long 60 hours a week, they work. It's just people decided to have parties at home when everyone told them not to.

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Jul 12, 2020 at 3:48 p.m. Jae Says...

Those countries? Like China or Japan? Who shut the virus down in near record time compared to us?

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Jun 4, 2020 at 4:40 a.m. Dustin Says...

I have hotel reservations at Pop Century at the end of September/Beginning of August through Undercover, but haven't bought tickets to the park yet as it's so uncertain.

Are my hotel reservations cancelled, or going to be? If they're not, will I be able to get tickets then or is there I chance I could be going to the resort and end up not being able to get into the parks?

Thanks!

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Jun 16, 2020 at 9:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dustin!

At this point, we do not expect on-site reservations to be cancelled in August/September. Disney has not yet released details on the new reservation system. We will update our posts as soon as these details are released!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 28, 2020 at 12:29 a.m. john rogers Says...

Well we have been coming for over 10 yrs straight...but not this year..I am not paying for someone to tell me to wear a mask that filters out 0%..yall be safe without us..

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Jul 14, 2020 at 1:36 p.m. Too Bad So Sad Says...

The anti-mask people are truly boring. Don't follow any laws and rules, this is America. Don't pay taxes, don't obey traffic laws, go naked 24/7. . .

Do what you want and keep it moving. No one is forcing you go to Disney. Let the people who want to go enjoy this lovely blog and learn about the new rules.

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May 27, 2020 at 11:50 p.m. Stacie Jenner Says...

Tickets that we bought thru undercover tourist would b valid for the reservation system? We currently have June 12-18th tickets thru undercover- they have already been extended till December on the app. But will we get in on the New reservation system with them?

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May 28, 2020 at 2:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacie,

Undercover Tourist is an authorized seller and our ticket media is the same as buying direct from the theme parks. We do not have any information yet on the new reservation system, but we will pass along those details when we do.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 27, 2020 at 4:57 p.m. Ian Says...

As with most points of view, there is your side, my side and somewhere in-between lies harmony. I will visit, I will were a face mask out of respect for others who also chose to visit. For those who don't wish to wear a face mask they can turn up when they don't have too :)

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May 19, 2020 at 2:11 a.m. Sheila Says...

I will not wear a face mask to disney. I love Disney, its my favorite place. We have our annual Christmas that i wont be wearing a mask. I hate them. I have this thing about breathing the air i just breathed out. A bit of anxiety about my face covered. And i love my American freedoms. Id be forced to cancel and use my money elsewhere or just go and keep it pulled down from my nose. Hell i can get a note from my doc. But im not worried about getting sick. I refuse to lose my freedoms.

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May 29, 2020 at 3 p.m. Belinda Says...

Sheila, you will not find a doctor to write you the note you want. This is a pandemic and that is their license on the line. Wear the mask. Don’t wear the mask. Keep your doctor out of it.

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Aug 9, 2020 at 5:13 a.m. Jennifer Says...

Actually, I have a doctor who writes those notes. There are true Cognitive Disabilities out there that prevent mask wearing. It 100% sucks to be in that position. Especially because people are really uninformed about disabilities and can be insanely mean about it! (To be clear I am not meaning you.) Just yesterday I saw a post that said "anyone who can't wear a mask should be put on a plane and the plane should go down over the ocean." I couldn't believe it! I feel really bad for my 6 year old; I hope by the time she is an adult that people are more understanding. But I'm not holding out a lot of hope ....

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May 27, 2020 at 4:58 p.m. JimH Says...

@Sheila Disney is private property and sets their own rules that impose on supposed American Freedoms with simplest being that shirt and shoes are required and furthermore clothing must not be offensive. I don't like the mask policy, but I will comply with because I want to go.

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May 28, 2020 at 2:24 p.m. Jonathan Smith Says...

I will comply with Disney rules...by not going. As long as the face mask requirement is there, I will not be showing up. And it has nothing to do with freedom for m, I am just not going to enjoy a vacation in 95 degree heat wearing a face mask. And you are right, Disney is a private company but they also need to make money. If enough people don't show up because of face mask requirements, they will change their tune very quickly.

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May 21, 2020 at 4:21 p.m. ann Says...

Hey, Sheila. I know I won't change your mind, but the mask isn't just to keep you safe; it's also to keep those around you safe, as you could be carrying the virus asymptomatically and transmit it. The recent studies of how the virus can affect children are really alarming--otherwise healthy kids are going into cardiac arrest as a result of coronavirus! I know the masks are annoying and uncomfortable, but please reconsider your stance for the safety of those around you. Maybe instead of thinking of the mask as a loss of freedom, consider it as a courtesy to others the same way places require shirts, shoes, and other items of clothing? Hope that helps and you stay healthy regardless.

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Jun 24, 2020 at 12:09 p.m. Alice Says...

Ann, the masks keep no one safe and they do more harm than good. Believing a virus cannot get through a mask does not make it so.

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Jun 24, 2020 at 12:03 p.m. Alice Says...

I was so looking forward to going to Disney World. I will not go if masks are required. Even Flip flop Dr. Fauci says they do more harm than good for healthy people. It is not healthy to rebreathe carbon dioxide. I will be surprised if you don’t have people fainting due to heat and lack of oxygen. What I want to know is when this requirement will go away so I can cancel my hotel reservation if necessary.

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May 2, 2021 at 11:07 p.m. LizS Says...

I’ve NEVER heard Dr. Faucci say masks do more harm than good. If you people don’t like wearing masks, stay at home. It’s THE LAW!!

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May 5, 2021 at 5:26 a.m. Mary Says...

There is no law requiring facemasks. Only a mandate from individual states or businesses.

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May 28, 2020 at 2:26 p.m. Jonathan Smith Says...

For every study or expert that claims the mask stops the spread, there are just as many experts and other studies that says it does nothing or even makes things worse. Wearing a mask for 15 minutes in the supermarket is one thing, wearing it for 10 hours outdoors in 95 degree heat is not practical.

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Jun 12, 2020 at 7:43 p.m. JOHN ROGERS Says...

I am with Jonathon on this, not about freedom, I have claustrophobia and masks are a no go for me for that long, lets be reasonable, if you are worried wear your mask, why do I need one if your protected?....unless they don't work in the first place, I am getting mixed signals on this, we have been going 10 yrs in a row as a family tradition, sad that will end...

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