ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Disney World’s theme parks are set to reopen to the public next month.
What You Need To Know
- Disney World theme parks set to reopen in July
- List of available attractions released
- Visitors will need park reservation
The parks will reopen in phases, starting first with Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on July 11 and followed by Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15.
When Disney World first announced its reopening plans, it said that some attractions may not be available during the initial phase. Disney has since released a list of the attractions, shows and entertainment offerings that will be available when the parks reopen.
A majority of Magic Kingdom’s attractions will be available, including it’s a small world, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Space Mountain. At Animal Kingdom, Avatar Flight of Passage, Dinosaur, Expedition Everest, Kilimanjaro Safaris and more will be available. The two newest attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios—Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance—will also be available. A full list of available attractions for each park can be found on the Disney World website.
When visitors return to the parks, they’ll encounter a number of changes. All visitors, even annual passholders, will need to make a reservation for specific park visits. For the time being, they will only be able to visit one park per day—no park-hopping.
Visitors ages 2 and older will be required to wear face masks and have their temperatures checked before entering the parks. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be allowed entry. Social distancing markers will be placed throughout the parks. In order to maintain distancing, Disney will temporarily suspend fireworks, nighttime spectaculars and character meet-and-greets.