What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando? If the answer is “theme parks,” you’re not wrong … but between water parks, world-class resorts and the dining, entertainment, and shopping mecca that is Disney Springs®, theme parks only tell half of Disney’s story.
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Get answers to your frequently asked questions about Walt Disney World® Resort’s reopening!
Q: When is Walt Disney World going to reopen?
A: Magic Kingdom® Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park begin a phased reopening on July 11, with Epcot® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® reopening on July 15. Disney Springs® is already open.
Q: What is the Walt Disney World reservation system? Is Disney’s reservation system open yet?
A: Before visiting Walt Disney World Resort’s theme parks, you must make a reservation using the Disney Park Pass System, which is now available for guests with valid theme park admission. The number of Disney Park Pass reservation days you can hold at one time varies based on your plans:
- Disney Resort and other select hotel guests with valid theme park admission can make reservations for their length of stay.
- Annual Passholders can make theme park reservations for up to three days at a time or for their length of stay if staying at a Disney Resort or other select hotel.
- Existing ticket holders can make reservations for the number of days of valid theme park admission.
Q: When will Walt Disney World Resort hotels reopen?
A: Select Walt Disney World Resort hotels have reopened to Disney Vacation Club members and guests with existing reservations. You can also book 2021 travel dates for select Disney Resort hotels.
Q: Will face masks be required at Walt Disney World Resort theme parks? Will Disney theme parks have mask “relaxation zones?”
A: Guests and Cast Members will be required to wear face masks at Walt Disney World theme parks, except when dining. However, Disney’s theme parks will have designated Relaxation Zones where guests can remove their face masks.
Explore Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando
Walt Disney World Resort’s crown jewel is the Magic Kingdom® Park, which offers some of Disney’s most iconic attractions, magical encounters with beloved Disney characters, and special seasonal events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. At Disney’s Epcot®, explore Earth’s past, present and future and enjoy annual celebrations like fall’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and spring’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
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Mother Nature takes center stage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, which will transport you to some of the most remote locations on the planet without leaving Orlando. Then, it’s time for lights, camera and plenty of action at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Disney’s stunning salute to movies.
Speaking of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, for the first time ever, there’s a place where you can live your very own Star Wars™ story, from flying the Millennium Falcon to getting caught in a battle between the First Order and the Resistance, only at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. And now, the wackiest, silliest train trip ever is ready to take you through the cartoon world and Mickey & Minnie’s first ride-through attraction in Disney Parks history. When Mouse Rules apply, anything can happen aboard Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway!
And the thrills still aren’t done! Disney also has two water parks in Orlando, Disney’s Blizzard Beach® Water Park and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon® Water Park, which are themed around a melting ski resort and a storm-tossed tropical paradise, respectively.
You’ll discover unique dining and shopping throughout Disney’s theme parks and water parks, but Disney Springs takes both to a rarefied level. Not only does it feature the highest concentration of celebrity chefs in Orlando, but admission and parking are always free!
Disclaimer: Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences are subject to capacity.