Our Guide to Walt Disney World for Beginners has now been running for several years. In regular years we complete three significant updates to our guide each year plus make minor changes to the guide throughout the year. For Summer 2020, we have decided to create a new Reopening Guide to Walt Disney World For Beginners rather than rewriting our historical guide.
A lot will have changed when the Walt Disney World parks reopen in July. Many of our regular tips and tricks on how to plan your Walt Disney World Vacation are no longer valid and might never be again. However, one thing that will not have changed is the need to plan your vacation. Our Reopening Guide to Walt Disney World for Beginners is the ultimate guide to planning your Walt Disney World vacation for Summer 2020 and beyond.
We have no idea how long these temporary changes will last at Walt Disney World. However, we still have our usual Guide to Walt Disney World available if you wish to learn more about the traditional Walt Disney World Experience.
The creation of this guide has been a big challenge. It is likely we will have some information which is incorrect or quickly out of date. If you feel there are any corrections, please leave a comment below.
If you are looking for specific information to help plan your Walt Disney World Vacation, click on these handy jumps to take you straight to the advice:
- Walt Disney World Reopening The Basics all the key information about the reopening of Walt Disney World
- Walt Disney World The Basics including the history of Walt Disney World & New Attractions Coming Soon to Walt Disney World
- Initial Research & Reserving your Walt Disney World Vacation things might be different, but you will still need to plan your vacation
- Essential Walt Disney World Reopening Knowledge FastPass+ might be suspended but there is new knowledge you have to learn.
- Where to Stay When Visiting Walt Disney World
- The Walt Disney World Theme Parks All about the big 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World: The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios & Animal Kingdom. Including what will be different when they reopen
- Other Venues at Walt Disney World
- Walt Disney World Transport Options there are a lot of changes to Disney Transport when the parks reopen.
- Dining at Walt Disney World Disney has plenty of dining options but there will be changes during the reopening period
- Special Events & Festivities at Walt Disney World in 2020. There are a lot of events canceled but there is still plenty to do.
- Walt Disney World News & Rumors. How to keep up to date with the latest changes
Walt Disney World Reopening The Basics
On March 16th Walt Disney World Parks closed due to COVID-19. However the resort is now starting to welcome back guests.
- May 20 – Disney Springs started a phased reopening
- June 22- Disney Vacation Club resorts at Walt Disney World will reopen to members and guests and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Select additional resorts will continue to reopen in the following months.
- July 11- Magic Kingdom park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will begin a phased reopening
- July 15- Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will reopen
No announcement has been made of when the water parks will reopen.
There are going to be very significant changes to experiences at Walt Disney World parks. All changes are subject to change and hopefully will be relaxed in coming months:
- All parks will be subject to limited capacity.
- You will need to reserve a place to visit any of the parks. Initially, park attendance will be managed through a new park reservation system. To access the park, you must have a valid ticket and reservation.
- FastPass+ will be suspended.
- Extra Magic Hours will be suspended.
- All Guests ages two and up, and Cast Members, are required to wear face coverings. Neck gaiters and open-chin triangle bandanas are not acceptable face coverings. Costume masks are also not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn
- Temperature screening will occur. Any guest with a temperature of 100.4 F or above, including there party, will not be allowed entry.
- Physical distancing and limited contact will be in place throughout the resort.
- Cashless transactions will be encouraged, including mobile food ordering.
- Experiences and tours have been canceled.
- Fireworks and parades will not be happening at this time.
- Park hours have changed and in most cases reduced throughout 2020
We will explain the details of these changes further in this guide and how you can still plan to have a fantastic vacation.
Walt Disney World The Basics
Most first time visitors are not aware of the size of Walt Disney World before they visit. The resort is similar in size to San Francisco! In standard years, it is the most visited vacation resort in the world, with 52 million guests.
The resort opened on the 1st of October 1971 and will be celebrating its 50th birthday in 2021. Today, Walt Disney World has four theme parks, two water parks, several golf courses, numerous hotels, and Disney Vacation Club Resorts, a camping resort and, various other entertainment venues.
- Visit our Brief History of Walt Disney World if you want to learn more about the developments at the resort.
- Did you know that Walt Disney World has more than 200 restaurants, more than any other single-site vacation destination in the world? If you want to learn, more Walt Disney World Facts visit our dedicated page.
New Attractions in 2020 at Walt Disney World
2019 was a busy year at Walt Disney World with a large number of new attractions. Initially, there were planned to be two big new attractions opening at Walt Disney World in 2020. Unfortunately due to the resort closure timetables are likely to change.:
- Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway has already opened in the Chinese Theatre at Hollywood Studios. The attraction has already become a firm favorite of guests.
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is a new Ratatouille Attraction opening in the France Pavilion at Epcot. Guests will wear 3D glasses, and the attraction will use a trackless ride system. During the ride, you will shrink to the size of a rat and cause mayhem in Gustav’s kitchen. A summer 2020 opening was confirmed, but no update has been provided. However, the attraction was very close to completion before the park closed and will probably still open in 2020.
Our guide to New Attractions at Walt Disney World in 2020 has further information on everything originally planned to open in 2020. Unfortunately, many of these events will now be delayed or even canceled.
Future Expansions at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World currently has several major construction projects, including a significant redesign of Epcot. It seems inevitable that there will be delays in several of these projects.
Walt Disney World has a history of canceling construction projects during periods of crisis and tourism downturns. The 1973 Oil Crisis led to the cancellation of the proposed Venetian, Asian and Persian Resorts. Following the September 11 attacks, construction slowed down on several projects.
Here are the rumors we are hearing and our predictions of what will happen to Walt Disney World construction projects.
Initial Research & Reserving your Walt Disney World Vacation
Booking a Walt Disney World Vacation in 2021 or for late 2020 will be different than in previous years. Traditionally, the first steps of arranging any Walt Disney World Vacation is doing your research, setting your budgets & making your initial reservations. While much of this will not have changed there will be added issues of travel restrictions and park reservations.
However, you should still continue to follow these initial steps:
- Set what your maximum budget is. There will be additional expenses as you come closer to your departure date, make sure you can still pay for them. We have created a free Walt Disney World Budget Planner among our selection of Walt Disney World Planning tools. If you have a strict budget, print out our budget tool, and start filling it in as you start your initial planning. Remember, there will be additional expenses when you arrive in Orlando, e.g., gratuities and souvenirs.
- Consider where you would like to stay. There are plenty of accommodation options at Walt Disney World, but there are other more affordable options offsite.
- Research flights. Prices of flights do vary, and the best time to book does differ from country to country. Have a look at travel forums to find out when the best time to book is.
- Are you going to book the vacation yourself or use a Disney Vacation Planner/Travel Agent?
- Research Walt Disney World via online media(including this site!), guidebooks, etc. Look into when historically offers are released for Disney World Vacations.
- Do you want to visit Universal Orlando or other Orlando parks?
- Pick your dates & get any annual leave requests arranged.
The above is only the starting point of planning your Walt Disney World vacation. Remember, at this time everything is subject to change and you may need more flexibility than usual.
Important information Foreign Visitors to Walt Disney World
Currently there is restricted entry for many international guests visiting the United States. Make sure you check the latest guidance before booking any vacation.
The majority of Foreign Visitors must obtain a Visa before entry to the United States. However, certain International visitors may be entitled to enter via the Visa Waiver Program, but they must obtain an ESTA first.
All guests are recommended to apply for visas and ESTAs well in advance of their travel plans. You can find out more about Visas to the United States here.
How long do I need at Walt Disney World?
Before answering this question it is worth reflecting that the new park restrictions make this question even more difficult to answer. Initially, park-hopping will not be allowed and you will only be able to visit 1 park each day. In addition, several attractions will not be available which may reduce the time you need to spend in each park.
Usually, we recommend that the majority of first-time visitors should consider allocating a minimum of 2 days for all parks. However, you can have a great time at Walt Disney World even if you only visit for a weekend.
We have created a guide on how to decide the length of your Walt Disney World Vacation. However, this guide was created before current changes and you should read the advice with caution.
Should I use a Disney Vacation Planner or Travel Agent?
Authorized Disney Vacation Planner Agencies are specialist authorized Disney Travel Agents. They operate in the United States only and can plan every aspect of your vacation. There is no charge for their services, and the income they earn is a commission from sales.
Usually, we can’t see the benefit of using a Disney Vacation Planner. However, we think they might be of great benefit during this reopening period. It is likely they will have access to all the latest information and rumors.
When should I visit Walt Disney World?
We previously created a guide to help you decide when should you visit Walt Disney World in 2020.
At this time deciding whether you even want to visit Walt Disney World is a complex decision. Traditional heavy crowds are unlikely to be an issue during this reopening period but bad weather will not change.
We recommend you consider carefully about visiting during the rest of 2020 and the early part of 2021. You will have a fantastic time but it will be a different experience.
Walt Disney World Tickets
Currently, ticket availability is limited at Walt Disney World. Also, you must have a park reservation to be allowed access. You can check the availability of park reservations before you purchase tickets.
We have created a guide that explains everything you need to know when buying Walt Disney World Tickets. However, we expect this information to change over the coming months.
Walt Disney World Weather
When the parks reopen you will not be able to park hop. Perhaps more than ever being prepared for every type of weather is essential?
While it is highly unlikely you can visit Orlando and not encounter a fair measure of sunshine, it can undoubtedly be offset with plenty of rain and the occasional storm. Hurricanes are something that worries many first time visitors, but it would be unusual for them to ruin your vacation.
We have created a Guide to Orlando Weather which has further information.
After your initial research, you will want to start putting down your vacation plans in writing. Our Free Walt Disney World Planners are a great resource that can help create a perfect Walt Disney World Vacation Plan.
During the reopening period, not all these planners will be relevant, but some of them will remain indispensable tools. Our Walt Disney World Vacation Planners include:
- A vacation overview
- A Disney World budgeting planning sheet
- A weekly Walt Disney World planning sheet
- A Dining & Fastpass+ planner
- Daily planners
Make sure you download this free resource.
Essential Walt Disney World Reopening Knowledge
Planning your Walt Disney World Vacation is an essential activity. Planning your vacation is still essential, but during the reopening period, there are significant changes in how you do this.
Traditional key booking windows at Walt Disney World including how you make dining and ride reservations have now changed.
We will guide you through all the Essential Disney World Knowledge you need to plan & enjoy your vacation. Keep checking this guide as the information is likely to change regularly.
Keeping Guests safe at Walt Disney World
At the moment visiting any theme park is not without some degree of risk to your health. Disney has made clear that “By visiting Walt Disney World Resort you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.”
However, there are 3 guiding principles Disney have introduced to keep guests safe:
- Enhanced Cleaning Cleaning procedures are enhanced throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
- Physical Distancing Temporary adjustments are in place to promote physical distancing.
- Reduced Contact Experiences may be modified in order to reduce contact.
Currently not available at Walt Disney World
Several changes have been announced during the initial period of Walt Disney World reopening. During the reopening period the following have been suspended:
- Single Rider Lines
- Extra Magic Hours
- Disney Dining Plan
- Character meet and greets
- Fireworks and parades
It is possible these activities may return at a later date.
New Entry Requirements
Face coverings are now required by all guests aged 2 and over. This will be required in all public areas, including resorts. The only exception is when swimming or dining.
All face coverings should:
- Fully cover an individual’s nose and mouth and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
- Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- Be secured with ties or ear loops
- Be made of breathable material, either disposable or reusable
- Neck gaiters and open-chin triangle bandanas are not acceptable face coverings. Costume masks are also not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn
Temperature screening will be required to enter some locations. Initially, all guests will be screened by a no-touch thermometer. Guests who record a temperature of 100.4 F or above will not be allowed entry; those in their party will not be permitted entry either.
Park Reservation System
At least temporarily, just turning up at a Walt Disney World will not be possible. Also, FastPass+ and Park Hopping will not be available in the initial phase of reopening. In its place will be a new park reservation system.
Guests will be able to book a reservation for one park a day through the new Disney Park Pass system. To enter a park, you must have both a valid entry ticket and a park reservation.
Disney is currently advising that Park reservations will be available through to September 26, 2021. It seems that for the foreseeable future the Disney Park Pass system will be an integral part of planning your Walt Disney World Vacation.
To learn more about the Disney Park Pass System visit our dedicated guide.
Walt Disney World Park Hours & Closures
Park hours usually get released around 6 months in advance. However, they often change as you come closer to the actual date! Unfortunately, when Walt Disney World reopens many of the parks will have reduced opening hours initially. However, we expect this might change. Click the link to get all the latest Walt Disney World Park Hours.
Walt Disney World is constantly changing, and it is almost inevitable there will be some attraction refurbishments & closures whenever you visit. During the initial reopening of Walt Disney World, you may find more attractions than usual are not open. However, an opening list has been provided, and it is quite an impressive list of attractions and includes all the big favorites.
My Disney Experience is a free online guide to Walt Disney World that allows guests to plan their vacation. Through this free service you can:
- Keep track of your plans & reservations including those of your family & friends.
- Make FastPass+, Dining & Ticket Reservations
- Order in advance your food at select Quick Service Locations
- Access maps, wait times, showtimes, park hours and a lot more essential information via the app.
- Grab a spot in the virtual queue for Rise of the Resistance.
Walt Disney World encourages all guests to have downloaded the latest version of My Disney Experience on their mobile device before entering parks during the reopening period. Also, they recommend having location services and notifications enabled.
During the reopening of Walt Disney World, My Disney Experience will be providing several new enhancements to promote social distancing and reduced contact.
Our Guide to My Disney Experience provides more information including how to get the App.
Rider Switch & Height Restrictions
While Disney World appeals to families of all ages, some attractions are not suitable for young children. Many of the attractions have height restrictions for safety purposes, and they are enforced strictly.
However, if the kids are too small to ride, it does not mean adults and older siblings can’t. Rider Switch, also sometimes known as child swap, allows guests with small children to take turns riding while another adult stays with the child.
These rubber bracelets act as your park tickets, room key, room charge card, your Fastpasses are linked with them, they store your photographs, and manage your dining reservations.
MagicBands have become a key part of the guest’s Walt Disney World Vacation in recent years. However, this might change in 2021 as resort guests will no longer receive a complimentary MagicBand, and many of the interactions will also be available through the My Disney Experience App on your mobile phone.
Complimentary MagicBands will continue to be given to resort guests throughout 2020. Our Guide to MagicBands has further information.
PhotoPass allows you to keep the highlights from your Walt Disney World Vacation. There is no charge to have pictures taken at Walt Disney World or to see them online, but there is if you want to download them.
Memory Maker is a package that allows you to download and keep all the pictures you have taken in a 30-day window including ride photographs.
During the reopening period there will be some minor changes to PhotoPass:
- Photographers will no longer handle your camera or cellphone
- Any props used will be thoroughly cleaned between guests.
- Cast members will scan MagicBands or Cards without touching them. You are encouraged to have them out for easy scanning.
You can learn more about PhotoPass & Memory Maker in our guide
Finding characters during the reopening period
Walt Disney World wouldn’t be Walt Disney World without characters. Unfortunately, during the reopening period, there will be no official meets, but there will still be plenty of opportunities to see the famous Disney Stars.
If you’re hoping to see some familiar friends or take in the tunes of treasured performers, you’re in luck! Just as you may have seen recently at Disney Springs, our characters will appear in new and different ways that bring a smile to your face while also being mindful of physical distancing. From special cavalcades down the Magic Kingdom Park parade route and friends sailing the waterways of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, to processions along the World Showcase promenade at EPCOT and motorcades on Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Hollywood Boulevard, each area will come to life throughout the day. You never know when a party of your pals may come by, so be prepared for plenty of surprises!
For example, after rocketing through space in Tomorrowland you might see that famous Space Ranger, Buzz Lightyear; or discover a captive Captain Jack Sparrow as you traverse the Castillo del Morro on your way to Pirates of the Caribbean. You could cross paths with Queen Anna and Elsa as they venture “into the unknown” on a journey around World Showcase at EPCOT or spy members of the Resistance hiding out from the First Order throughout Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu.Disney Parks Blog
Play Disney Parks App
Available through both the App Store and Google Play is the Play Disney Parks App. The App makes waiting in line fun, with a list of challenges the whole family can play.
Make sure you download it before you visit. We expect there might be new interactions during the reopening period.
Walt Disney World provides extensive facilities for all forms of disability. We understand there will be no significant changes to these arrangements during the reopening period.
We have created a Guide to Disabilities at Walt Disney World which has further information on the adaptions & services available in every park. Our guide also includes details on the Disability Access Service which assists guests who are unable to tolerate longs waits in lines.
Want to play a game when visiting Walt Disney World? See who can spot the most Hidden Mickeys.
There are thousands of Hidden Mickeys throughout the resort and more are added with each change. A Hidden Mickey is a representation of Mickey Mouse that has been inserted subtly into the design of a ride, attraction or another site.
Finding Hidden Mickeys is not easy, but they are everywhere throughout Walt Disney World.
Sometimes it is difficult to find the answers to all your questions prior to your Walt Disney World Vacation. You will find many of the answers in our Walt Disney World Information section. We will continue to keep this section up to date during the reopening period.
Where to Stay When Visiting Walt Disney World
There are numerous accommodation options throughout Orlando. Accommodation options include luxurious villas, budget motels & 5-star hotels. Many hotels include free transport to Walt Disney World.
However, do you want to stay near the action? Nothing beats being in the heart of the action by staying in a Walt Disney World Resort. Also, you will get the first choice initially on the new park reservation system.
Walt Disney World Resorts provide unique theming, accommodation to suit a range of budgets, several perks & the opportunity to stay in the middle of the action. No matter who you are traveling with there will be an accommodation option that will suit you.
Unfortunately, during the initial resort reopening period, many of the resorts will remain closed. Also, many of the additional perks, including Extra Magic Hours, will not be available. Due to this loss of benefits, the appeal of staying onsite will be reduced.
We have created a guide to everything you need to know about the Reopening of Walt Disney World Resorts.
If you want to learn more about a specific resort, Our Guide to Walt Disney World Resorts has information on all the resorts at Walt Disney World.
The Walt Disney World Theme Parks
There are 4 theme parks in Walt Disney World, each with its unique ambiance. All 4 theme parks are large and have traditionally taken a minimum of 2 days to complete.
During the reopening period, some attractions will be closed, and availability will be subject to change. Also, parades, fireworks, and characters will have limited availability. It is possible that due to reduced crowds and attractions, you will need less time to complete the parks. You can view a list of available attractions during the reopening of Walt Disney World here.
Admission to all parks during the reopening period will be with a valid park reservation and a valid ticket. You will not be allowed access without both of these in place. Currently, there will be no opportunity to park hop, and you will only be able to access one park each day.
Paper Guide maps & showtimes are unlikely to be available any time soon. It is essential you download and have access to the My Disney Experience App where you will find park maps and up to date information.
The Magic Kingdom was the very first theme park to open in Walt Disney World on the 1st of October 1971. Today it is the most popular theme park in the World. Visit our Guide to the Magic Kingdom for further information.
Epcot opened on October 1st, 1982. It covers 300 acres and is more than twice the size of the Magic Kingdom. It was the 2nd Theme Park to open in Walt Disney World.
Epcot was undergoing a multi-year enhancement project before resort closure. The project includes many new attractions but also the closure of some historic attractions. It is uncertain whether some of these projects will now be postponed or canceled. However, you are still likely to encounter significant building work when you visit.
You can learn more about Epcot in our Beginners Guide.
Dedicated to Show Business the park opened on the 1 May 1989. The theme park was launched by Disney in response to Universal Studios opening in Orlando.
Hollywood Studios has been undergoing massive renovations in recent years and now has some of the best attractions in Orlando. Don’t miss Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.
FastPass will not be available during the reopening of Walt Disney World, but you will need a virtual queue reservation to rides Star Wars: Ride of the Resistance.
Read more about the park including tips and tricks in our Guide to Hollywood Studios.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom was the 4th park to open at Walt Disney World on April 22, 1998. It is the largest park in Walt Disney World covering more than 400 acres.
Read more about the park including tips and tricks in our Guide to the Animal Kingdom.
Other Venues at Walt Disney World
Water Parks at Walt Disney World
There are two water parks in Walt Disney World; Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Currently, there have been no announcements made on when either park will reopen.
Entertainment Districts at Walt Disney World
There are 2 main entertainment districts to discover at Walt Disney World: Disney Springs & Disney’s Boardwalk.
Disney Springs consists of over 150 stores, restaurants, and entertainment locations. The area started a phased reopening on May 20th. Expect there to be reduced capacity and some closed venues in coming months.
You can learn more about the reopening of Disney Springs in our dedicated guide.
The Boardwalk is a quarter-mile promenade containing dining, shopping, and nightlife options. It is also the home of the Boardwalk Inn & Villas. It is designed to look like a Mid-Atlantic seaside village from the early 1900s.
Some of the attractions at The Boardwalk are scheduled to reopen in the initial reopening of Walt Disney World.
Golf at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World is the home to 3 Championship Golf Courses and a smaller nine-hole walking course. Arnold Palmer Golf Management manages the Disney golf courses. Golf and FootGolf are open and available on a regular schedule at Walt Disney World golf courses.
There are also two themed miniature golf complexes called Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland. Each compound has two separate courses. These attractions will remain closed in the initial reopening of Walt Disney World.
ESPN Wide World of Sports
The ESPN Wide World of Sports opened in 1997 and is a 220-acre athletic complex. This state of the art facility houses over 60 sports and holds thousands of events every year. The 2022 Special Olympics USA will be held at the Wide World of Sports.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will remain closed during the initial reopening period. However, the complex will be getting used by both the NBA & MLS during this time. We expect it will not reopen until after these events have been completed.
Additional activities at Walt Disney World
Unfortunately, during the reopening of Walt Disney World, there will be significant changes to events, tours, recreation, and other experiences. Some events have been modified, but a number temporarily postponed or canceled.
We have created a Guide to all the changes to activities at Walt Disney World.
Walt Disney World Transport Options
Getting around Disney World is easy. Walt Disney World has its own fantastic internal travel network, although there will be some changes during the reopening period to maintain social distancing. Also, some transportation options will be temporarily unavailable during the reopening of the resort.
The changes are intended to keep you safe and this might mean, due to reduced capacity, waits will be longer than normal. Face coverings will be required when riding all transport.
Visit our Guide to Walt Disney World Transport Changes to learn more about what options are available during resort reopening.
To learn more about the regular transportation options when visiting Walt Disney World visit our Guide to Walt Disney World Transport.
Driving at Walt Disney World
Many guests choose to hire a car when in Orlando, and if you are staying in a villa, this is your only realistic option. Orlando roads are good and well signposted. The quality of roads extends when you are in Walt Disney World which has an extensive well-maintained network.
Parking is not free at Walt Disney World unless you have a select annual pass or are a Disney Vacation Club Member. Resort guests also have to pay a nightly fee.
During the reopening period valet parking is not available at any location and there will be no trams available in parking lots.
In my opinion, you don’t need a car when visiting Walt Disney World. We have created a guide to navigating Walt Disney World Without a Car which shows just how easy it is
Dining at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World serves a lot of food, an awful lot of food. There are over 6,000 food items available at more than 475 different locations. During the reopening of Walt Disney World, there are going to be some significant changes to dining arrangements.
Perhaps the most significant changes are the suspension of the Disney Dining Plan and a new 60-day Advanced Dining Reservation window. Also, not all locations will be open during the initial reopening period, and venues will be subject to reduced capacity.
Disney will also be encouraging distancing and reduced contact while dining. Changes will include mobile check-in, promoting mobile ordering, digital menus, and encouraging contactless payments.
We have summarized all the Changes to Walt Disney World Dining in this handy guide.
Click the link to see what dining options are available at Walt Disney World during the reopening period.
We also have two historical guides which contain additional useful information for the reopening period:
- Mobile Ordering at Walt Disney World. Perhaps the greatest time-saver at Walt Disney World, order your food in advance at quick-service restaurants. Disney is encouraging all guests to use this during the reopening period
- Food Allergies and Intolerances when visiting Walt Disney World. Disney will continue to cater to all food allergies during the reopening period.
Special Events & Festivities at Walt Disney World in 2020
Throughout 2020 regular Special Events & Festivities at Walt Disney World were scheduled. These special events help make every Disney Vacation extra special.
Unfortunately, many of these events have been canceled during the period of closure and other events have been postponed or altered during the reopening period.
It has already been announced that the following annual events will be canceled this year:-
- Disney H2O Glow Nights
- Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Disney will be providing an update later in the year on whether Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays will take place.
However, there is a festival happening during the reopening of Walt Disney World at Epcot. Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will feature a selection of the usual International Food & Wine Festival activities with aspects of the Flower & Garden Festival. Read our guide to learn more about the Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
We have created a guide that has further information on changes to special events, tours, and experiences during the reopening of Walt Disney World. This information will be subject to change.
Walt Disney World is constantly changing, and every month there are announcements of new developments or rumors of changes to the resort. The rate of change is likely to be higher than ever before during the reopening period.
Visit our Walt Disney World News Section for all the latest news & rumors.
Read More about Walt Disney World
We plan to keep Modern Life is Good updated with the latest information on Walt Disney World during the reopening period. We would suggest visiting our home page to get the newest information from the resort.