After a nearly four-month closure, two of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks have officially reopened to the public: Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Disney World has begun its phased reopening of its theme parks with the official reopening of Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom today. Keep in mind that Disney has set strict health and safety guidelines in place for the well being of all Guests and Cast Members. For more information, read our full article here.
Disney shared the excitement for the parks reopening in a blog post this morning:
This morning marks another milestone in the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort, as Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park welcome guests for the first time in several months. Our cast members have been eagerly anticipating this moment and are looking forward to making magic today as only they can.
And this video shows Cast Members who are ready to welcome Guests back to the Most Magical Place on Earth.
Two of the Disney World parks — Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — have offered previews for Cast Members and Annual Passholders this week, ahead of reopening to the public. The other two parks — EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — officially reopen on Wednesday, July 15. Disney Springs has been open since May 20, and Disney Resort hotels began gradually reopening on June 22.
Below are some photos that Disney has shared so far to give Guests an inside look into the phased reopening of the Disney World parks.
We will continue to update this article throughout the day to share more images and information of the official reopening of Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
There are a few essential things to know about Walt Disney World Resort theme parks reopening:
- Reservations are required in order to ever the Disney Parks.
- All Guests are required to have their temperatures checked upon arrival.
- All Guests ages two and older must wear face coverings. Read the full guidelines here.
- Guests must adhere to all health and safety measures, including social distancing, and Cast Members help facilitate and enforce this protocol.
- The theme parks are different, with different protocol in place for shopping and dining, and even different ways that characters are greeting Guests. But they are still magical.
We also attended the Annual Passholder previews at Walt Disney World Resort. You can read about our experience here.
If you are vising Walt Disney World Resort during the reopening, we hope you have a magical trip and abide by the health and safety guidelines Disney has set in place.
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