“When will Walt Disney World’s indoor mask rule end?” and “will face coverings still be required on rides, stores, etc. in Fall 2021 or 2022?” are big questions now that the indoor face covering rule has been reinstated for all guests. In this post, we take a look at the relevant factors for Disney to
Wondering when FastPass+ will come back at Walt Disney World or if it’ll be replaced by another ride reservation system? This post covers dates FastPass could return, how virtual queues reduce park capacity, and the possibility of Premier Access, Standby Pass, and the Genie app as long term replacements. (Updated July 25, 2021.) Walt Disney
“When will Walt Disney World stop requiring Park Pass reservations?” has been a common question as frustration grows about difficulties visiting Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom when the parks are fully booked. This post tries to answer that question, covering statements made by Disney leaders, similar systems in use elsewhere, and long-term
When to visit Walt Disney World is a common question, but lately that question has shifted from top weeks to best years for a WDW vacation. Now, it’s whether to go in Summer 2021 or this fall for the start of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, or wait until 2022 when things are back to
If you’ve searched for Walt Disney World resorts later this year, “this room type is unavailable for the dates, party size or offer selected” has probably become a familiar sight. This post will cover what’s going on with the lack of availability, sold out hotels, and offer commentary about what you can expect this fall
“When will Disneyland and California Adventure reopen to out of state guests?” and “when will the parks allow non-California residents?” are common questions now that the parks are both open. This covers Orange County’s improving metrics, the state’s plan for summer, and more. (Updated May 26, 2021.) Let’s start by recapping where things presently stand.
“When will Walt Disney World Annual Pass sales resume?” is one of our most common reader questions. Many WDW fans are itching to buy APs, postponing park visits and trips until passes are available again. We’ll try to answer based on what we know, attendance limits, a comparison to California, and more. (Updated May 18,
Walt Disney World tested new facial recognition technology for park entry at Magic Kingdom. In this post, we’ll share photos and video of our experience with the new contactless tech, thoughts on Big Brother fears & privacy concerns, and more. (Updated May 3, 2021.) Let’s start with official details, per DisneyWorld.com and signage outside the
With spring break season nearly over and summer fast approaching, it’s time to return to one of our favorite topics: “Revenge Travel” at Walt Disney World in 2021. This isn’t the first…second…or even third time we’ve broached the subject, which has significant implications for crowds, attendance, and pricing for travel to Orlando later this year.
We have a love-hate relationship with Walt Disney World transportation. When it’s firing on all cylinders, the system of monorails, boats, gondolas, and even buses is unparalleled–the best exemplar of mass transit of any major “city” in the United States. In the past, we’ve gone entire trips with only great experiences from start to finish,
Walt Disney World has announced the MagicMobile service, a new contactless way to use features like theme park entry through iPhones, Apple Watches, and other smart devices. In this post, we’ll share details, address whether the MagicBand is dying, and also speculate on the future. Launching in phases starting later this year, MagicMobile will be