disney parks reopening

Disney Parks are reopening soon, each park preparing for a phased approach. They’ve made updates based on guidance from health authorities, such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies to keep each magical experience safe for everyone. These measures are designed to promote:

  • Cleanliness
  • Physical distancing
  • Reduced contact

Disney Parks Reopening: Top things to know as you prepare to visit

  • To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date are required
  • Face coverings are required for Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members; temperature screenings are required in some locations
  • Some experiences—including theme parks—may be modified or unavailable to allow for physical distancing and limited contact
  • Helpful technology and the My Disney Experience app will help you make the most of the magic

Face Coverings

All Guests ages 2 and up—along with Cast Members—are required to wear face coverings during this phase of Disney Parks reopening. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming.

All face coverings should:

  • Fully cover an individual’s nose and mouth, and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops
  • Be made of breathable material, either disposable or reusable

Costume masks are not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with existing rules.

The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing.

Temperature Screenings

Upon arrival at Disney Springs or at the Walt Disney World theme parks, you may undergo a temperature screening with no-touch thermometers.

Based on guidance from health authorities, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4°F or above will be directed to an additional location for re-screening and assistance. Those with temperatures 100.4°F or above will not be allowed entry; those in their party will not be allowed entry either.

Before you leave home, be sure to check the temperatures of everyone in your party—including yourself—as an extra layer of precaution.

Physical Distancing and Limited Contact

While you’re at Disney parks, you may notice some temporary adjustments in place to ensure an enjoyable environment for everyone.

These may include:

Signage and Ground Markings

Please follow directional signage and ground markings, which have been installed throughout Disney parks to help Guests better navigate common areas while practicing physical distancing.

Physical Barriers

Physical barriers have been added in select places where it is difficult to maintain strict physical distancing guidelines. These may be visible in areas around cash registers or at Guest Relations, for example, to help ensure proper distances between people.

Cashless Transactions

At this time, it’s 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.

Helpful Technology & My Disney Experience App

We strongly recommend that you have the latest version of the My Disney Experience app on your mobile device, with location services and notifications enabled. Additional technology can help you make the most of the magic during your visit! Highlights include:

Mobile Order Service for Dining

Please order ahead and save time at select dining locations using mobile order service, a feature of the My Disney Experience app. We highly recommend that you use this service during your visit.

Scannable Codes for Select Restaurant Menus

While at a table-service restaurant, you can scan a code to access the digital menu.

Online Check-In at Disney Resort Hotels

Please begin the check-in process in advance online or with the My Disney Experience app. You’ll get a room-ready notification so you can bypass the Front Desk. When your room is ready, you can use the My Disney Experience app as a digital key to enter your room!

When You’re Ready for Your Next Magical Disney Experience, AAA is here to Help

It may be different from the last time you visited. But together, we can find new ways to create magical moments—and memories to treasure.

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Additional questions about Disney park re-openings?

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