Returning to a World of Magic - What To Expect on Your Next Disney World Vacation
Updated: Jul 29, 2021
The magic has returned to Walt Disney World in Florida! At Enchanted Travel, we have resumed planning dream vacations for our clients, as well as our own family vacation in August. We are beyond excited to get back to the “Happiest Place on Earth” and it’s important to know what to expect. Disney has been very intentional and gradual in their approach to the COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Walt Disney World Resort continually makes adjustments to their safety measures, including physical distancing and face coverings, based on current trends and guidance.
Walt Disney World Resort is not currently asking guests to provide proof of vaccination. Guests who are not fully vaccinated are expected to continue wearing face coverings in all indoor locations and upon entering and throughout all attractions and transportation except ferry boats. Guests who are fully vaccinated, are required to wear masks on all transportation except ferry boats, including transportation entrances, while mask wearing is optional in all other circumstances. Face coverings are not permitted while experiencing water slides or in the water.
Update: Since the original publishing of this blog, Walt Disney World Resort has stated the following, "Beginning July 30, 2021 face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) while indoors and in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout all attractions. Face coverings remain optional for all Guests in outdoor common areas."
Walt Disney World Resort Parks are operating at limited capacity. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for guests ages 3 and up. Prior to purchasing park tickets, it’s essential to check for theme park reservation availability. Checking for availability and purchasing park tickets, is all included in the Enchanted Travel white-glove service.
I know cleanliness and sanitation are on the top of our priority list when thinking about our upcoming Walt Disney World trip. There is easy access to handwashing facilities and hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels and Parks. Training on robust cleaning procedures is provided for all Cast Members, with ongoing reinforcement on a regular basis. There is always a quick response to spills, trash and other situations; as well as, end of day sanitation procedures for restrooms, kitchens, and other facilities.
Some attractions, experiences (such as shows and parades), services and amenities may have limited availability or may remain closed. Here is your guide to updated experiences:
Consider the following to make the most of your next Walt Disney World vacation:
Have the latest version of the My Disney Experience app on your mobile device, with location services and notifications enabled
Use Online Check-In service and Direct-to-Room service, which allows you to get to the fun faster with real-time, room-ready updates—and even lets you use the My Disney Experience app as a digital room key at your Disney Resort hotel
Use cashless or contactless forms of payment, including a MagicBand or Key to the World card, which Disney Resort hotel guests can use to charge purchases to their Disney Resort hotel folio
Walt Disney World is still the “Happiest Place on Earth”. Guests who have visited since their reopening mid-last year will attest to this. The extra precautions being taken to ensure the safety and well being of all its guests, gives everyone peace of mind. Although some of the benefits and pixie-dusted extras are not possible at this time, the magic is still strongly alive at the Walt Disney World Resort and guests continue to make special memories that will last a lifetime!
Get ready to rediscover Walt Disney World Resort. The magic and special memories are waiting for you!