Yes, Disney is still opening this weekend—here's what to expect

Even if you don't plan on going to a theme park anytime soon, it's likely these changes will be a part of the new normal.

Yes, Disney is still opening this weekend—here's what to expect

Photo: Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is set to reopen its doors to guests starting this weekend, and like many Disney fans across the globe, we bet you want to see what future park visits are going to look like.

Keeping in mind that borders are still closed between the U.S. and Canada, and the fact that Florida has become a major hotspot for COVID-19 (with 5,000+ new cases each day for the past two weeks), it's likely you won't be heading to the Magic Kingdom anytime soon. But even once the pandemic has passed, we wouldn't be surprised if these safety measures stick around for a while longer. Luckily, Disney has released a series of photos showing guests exactly what to expect.

Take a look:

guest wearing minnie mouse ears and a mask getting their temperature checked Photo: Walt Disney World

Guests will go through a temperature screening before entering the parks.

photo showing a distanced line up for the carousal Photo: Walt Disney World

Lines throughout the park will be marked to ensure physical distancing.

dad and kid riding the carousel Photo: Walt Disney World

Guests loading onto an attraction at Disney world Photo: Walt Disney World

Most attractions will be open with decreased rider capacity.

guests using hand sanitizer while line for a ride Photo: Walt Disney World

guest using a handwashing station Photo: Walt Disney World


Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations will be available for use throughout the parks.

little kid wearing a mickey mouse mask Photo: Walt Disney World

All guests over the age of two will be required to wear masks, which must be worn over their nose and mouth at all times—except while dining. Check out our round up of masks that are made to fit kids' faces.

guests at disney world watching a parade Photo: Walt Disney World

Traditional character greetings and parades that draw large crowds will be on hiatus during the reopening. However, characters will make their way along the parade route throughout the day to ensure little ones get a chance to see their favourite characters.


The four parks within the Walt Disney World Resort will open in phases. The Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park will open on July 11, and EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios will open on July 15.

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