ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. Disney World theme parks will open to the public again next month.
What you need to know
- Disney World theme parks will reopen in July
- List of available attractions that have been released
- Visitors need a park reservation
The parks will reopen in stages, starting with Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on July 11 and then through 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 in the initial stages. Disney has since released a list of the rides, shows, and entertainment offers that will be available when the parks reopen.
Most Magic Kingdom attractions are available, including a small world, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Space Mountain. Animal Kingdom has Avatar Flight of Passage, Dinosaur, Expedition Everest, Kilimanjaro Safaris and more. 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 website Disney World website.
When visitors return to the parks, they will encounter some changes. All visitors, even annual pass holders, must make a reservation for specific park visits. For now, they can only visit one park a day – no park hopping.
Visitors age 2 and older must wear face masks and have their temperature checked before entering the parks. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher is not allowed. Social distance markings are placed in the parks. To keep its distance, Disney will temporarily suspend fireworks, nighttime spectacles, and meet-and-greets with characters.