WDWNT Weekly Recap: The Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Reopen After Historic COVID-19 Closure, and More!
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Every week is a busy week when it comes to Disney news. To help you keep up with all the updates coming out of Walt Disney World and other Disney resorts, here’s WDWNT’s weekly recap of the Disney news from July 6-12, 2020.
Walt Disney World
Magic Kingdom finally reopened its gates this Saturday, July 11. In the morning of the grand reopening day, Walt Disney World resort guests received a phone call, reiterating that theme park reservations would be needed to access the parks and that guests should not arrive early to avoid crowding. Despite this, at the start of the day we saw large crowds form outside of Guest Relations at the entrance of the park. Of course, we were very excited to be there, riding all the attractions we have missed and taking note of the new health and safety measures which have been implemented to keep guests and cast members safe. Take a look at each of our individual attraction reports below:
In lieu of traditional, large-scale character parades and meet and greets throughout the park, characters have instead been taking to the streets of the Magic Kingdom in socially-distanced, smaller cavalcades throughout the day. Take a look at the selection below:
To help ensure guest comfort as they endure wearing face masks throughout the hot Florida sun, various “Relaxation Stations” have been set up around the Magic Kingdom, where guests can visit for a socially-distanced sit-down, away from the busy parks. In Magic Kingdom, these locations can be found near Golden Oak Outpost, on Tomorrowland Terrace, and inside Pete’s Silly Sideshow