Closure & Reopening Archive

When Will FastPass Return to Disney World?

Wondering when FastPass+ will come back at Walt Disney World or if it’ll be replaced by a paid ride reservation system? This post covers dates free FastPasses could return, how virtual queues reduce park capacity, and the possibility of Premier Access, MaxPass, and the Genie app as replacements that will cost money. (Updated August 12,

Florida COVID Cases Continue Record Run

We’re back with the weekly COVID-19 report for Central Florida, with numbers from Orange County and elsewhere around Walt Disney World as of August 9, 2021. This provides an update on new cases, positivity, hospitalization, etc., plus commentary and predictions from public health experts. As previously stated, we are sharing this since it’s news that

Florida COVID Cases Continue Rising

We’re back with a COVID-19 update for Central Florida, as cases continue rising in Orange County and elsewhere around Walt Disney World as of August 4, 2021. For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been incorporating coronavirus numbers into news roundups; we are separating it out going forward so you can read or ignore as

Disney World Reinstates Indoor Mask Rule

Walt Disney World has reinstated its indoor face mask rule for all guests, effective July 30. In this post, we’ll share specifics of the policy change, plus the announcements, statements, and more from the CDC and Orange County leadership that preceded this decision. This rule change comes after a couple of pretty significant developments in

CDC Updates Indoor Vaccinated Mask Guidance

In a move with potentially significant implications for Walt Disney World, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its mask guidance on July 27, 2021. In this post, we’ll share the changes, where they apply, and the likelihood that Disney will follow suit. The CDC’s new recommendation is that fully vaccinated people wear

Travel Bans to Remain Amid Rising Cases

The United States will not lift any existing travel restrictions due to concerns over the highly transmissible Delta variant and the rising number of U.S. coronavirus cases. In this post, we’ll share details and what this means for visitors to Walt Disney World from the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, and elsewhere. Plus, additional info about