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How will COVID-19 Change Walt Disney World?

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How will COVID-19 Change Walt Disney World? 

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Disney Social Distancing Decals! Photo by Brian McGowan on Unsplash

How will COVID-19 change Walt Disney World? At this point in time, it’s unclear when Walt Disney World or Disneyland will reopen due to COVID-19 but we’re starting to get an idea of what procedures Disney will be implementing to reopen the parks safely.  

Shanghai Disneyland Reopening

Shanghai Disneyland reopened their gates on May 11th at less than 30% park capacity. In addition to reduced capacity, Disney is also implementing temperature checks prior to park entry, requiring all guests and cast members wear masks, placing social distance markers throughout the park, and reducing ride capacity to ensure guests are social distancing.  Along with the increased safety procedures, cast members are continuously sanitizing and disinfecting frequently touched surface areas. 


Shanghai Disneyland Castle
Shanghai Disneyland
Photo by Leslin Liu at Pixabay

Disney Springs Reopening

At Walt Disney World, Disney Springs is beginning Phase 1 of their reopening on May 20.  Due to Florida stay-at home orders, restaurants are limited to 25% capacity inside and social distancing outside. It also appears that the decision to open is up to each individual third party restaurant and store. At this time, Walt Disney World theme parks and resorts remain closed. 

For Disney Springs reopening, make sure to get a Disney Face Mask

Other Disney Parks Reopening

Disney has yet to release any information on when Disney World or Disneyland could open, but we’re assuming they will follow many of the same procedures as Shanghai Disneyland and Disney Springs. 

Both Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris have recently extended their closures until further notice. 

Other Disney Parks may not be reopening immediately but Disney is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the parks will be safe once we can return! 

Update: Disney has announced tons of new reopening info! Check at the reopening news or Disney’s website for more information! 

What are your favorite things to do at the Magic Kingdom? Check out our favorites here!



Are you missing Disney extra during quarantine? Us too! Check out this awesome Disney Cheese Board to bring some magic to your house!

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