Disneyland Reopening Delayed

Mouse Fans everywhere share disappointment that the reopening of Disneyland Park will be delayed. I’m sending hugs to all of you out there. We know that this is a necessary step in order to keep everyone safe. The theme parks would not be the same without all of the smiling, healthy visitors within. Below the is the official statement by Disney.

We previously announced a proposed phased reopening of our theme parks for July 17, pending government approvals. We developed enhanced health and safety protocols for both cast and guests at Shanghai Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort that have been approved, allowing us to reopen in a responsible manner and bring our cast members back to work. 

The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4. Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials. Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a reopening date.  

Our Downtown Disney District will reopen on July 9 as previously announced with health and safety protocols in place for our cast members and guests. The opening of our Downtown Disney District has been previously approved in line with restaurant and retail openings throughout California. The Master Services Union, which represents our retail cast at this location, previously signed an agreement for members to return to work. 

In order to reopen our theme parks we need to negotiate agreements with our unions to return employees to work. We have had positive discussions and are very pleased to have signed agreements from 20 union affiliates, including the Master Services Council, which represents more than 11,000 of our cast members. The signed agreement details plans that include enhanced safety protocols that will allow us to responsibly reopen, and get thousands of our cast members back to work.    

We thank our cast and guests for their patience during this unprecedented time while we await approval from government officials.

Now we will wait and see what the state of California and the Disney officials come up with together. Above all, stay safe, take care of yourself and We’ll See Ya Real Soon

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Walt Disney World Plans a Phased Reopening

💥 It’s the moment We’ve all been waiting for since the COVID-19 shutdown. Drum roll please… Walt Disney World has submitted their reopening plans to the Orange County task force planning for a reopening date of 💥

Walt Disney World is planning for a phased reopening in July with dates as follows:
7/11 Magic Kingdom & Animal Kingdom
7/15 Epcot & Hollywood Studios
Several days prior to 7/11 there will be cast member preview days

UPDATE: Visit THIS LINK HERE for a detailed website with all the information you will need to know about your future visit to Walt Disney World during reopening phases.

Today Jim McFee with Walt Disney World presented their reopening plan to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force.

  • parades suspended
  • fireworks suspended
  • character meets suspended
  • playgrounds closed
  • water affects
  • no word on the water parks
  • There will also be no paper maps
  • No paper menus at restaurants will be available on request

It was confirmed that guests WILL need to secure a reservation in order to be able to enter the park in order to control capacity through the pre-arrival theme park reservation system. We will see how that works with guests who have a reservation at a resort.

Guest Plans:

  • Required face coverings while on property
  • Hand washing and sanitizing stations and signage reminders at appropriate locations in the theme parks
  • Plexiglas at points of sale in retail and F&B locations where distancing cannot be maintained
  • Reduced capacity of theme pars, restaurants, retail, attractions, buses, monorails and other transportation that enables appropriate physical distancing
  • Temporarily suspend parades, fireworks and other events that create crowds
  • More frequent cleaning across high touch locations and surfaces in operating areas
  • Temperature checks at Main Entrances to them parks
  • 3rd Party screening via contactless, handheld device
  • Contactless payments wtih Magic Bands, Apply Pay, Google Pay
  • Enable cashless transactions at restaurants and retail
  • Further enable mobile order at food and beverage locations
  • Temporarily suspend high touch experiences (such as met and greets and playgrounds)

Cast Member Plans:

  • Company issued reusable face coverings
  • Sanitizing stations and signage reminders
  • Enhance / modify backstage areas to enable distancing while on lunch/break periods in break room and backstage environments
  • More frequent cleaning across high touch locations and surfaces in operating areas, including control rooms, break rooms, conference rooms
  • On-Site temperature check for Cast Members in Guest-facing areas
  • Daily at-home temperature checks and health assessment prior to departing to property location
  • Enable cashless transactions at restaurants and retail
  • Temporarily suspend high touch experiences
  • Continue practice of providing individual costumes to cast members

Disney will deploy dedicated social distancing teams in each of the four theme parks. These cast members are highly energetic and engaging & will be there to enforce the new policies.

Below are screen shots of their proposed reopening plan

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Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a princess living among three princes and a pooch, I’m also a theme park fanatic and a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend, in one of the Orlando theme parks with my family enjoying all the exciting entertainment.
If you would like help planning your next Disney World vacation, contact me for a free quote.  All of my planning services come at NO additional cost to you.  Email me or visit my website today to get started.
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa – Pixie Dust Adventures
Travel Designer & Destination Specialist

Disney Springs Reopening Begins May 20th

Who else is ready for a little Disney back in their life? My heart started to beat a little faster when I read the news that Disney Springs will begin a phased reopening on May 20th.

The first phase will include a limited number of shopping and dining experiences that are owned by third-party participants. The rest of Walt Disney World theme parks, resorts & other areas will remain closed. Disney states that they will follow the guidance of government and health officials.

Disney continues discussions with unions as they prepare some of the cast members for work. They will apply knowledge from leaders in health and travel industries.

There will be limitations on capacity and operating hours during the initial opening phase. Additional protocols and procedures & hours may be announced closer to the opening date.

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Let me help plan the details of your magical adventure!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, with information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Dining reservation assistance. Help with your dining reservations (based on availability) at time that won’t interfere with your touring.
  • Fastpass+ assistance.  Which attractions are the best for your family to utilize your Fastpasses for and assistance making those reservations (based on availability).
  • Itinerary plans and detailed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
  • Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.
  • Personalized, guest oriented service from an agent who is focused on your & your family vacation.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.

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Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a princess living among three princes and a pooch, I’m also a theme park fanatic and a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend, in one of the Orlando theme parks with my family enjoying all the exciting entertainment.
If you would like help planning your next Disney World vacation, contact me for a free quote.  All of my planning services come at NO additional cost to you.  Email me or visit my website today to get started.
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa – Pixie Dust Adventures
Travel Designer & Destination Specialist

Reopening Guidelines for Walt Disney World and Orange County Theme Parks – Released by the Orange County Task Force.

The Orange County task force met this morning to discuss opening phase guidelines for the reopening of businesses & theme parks in Orlando, Florida. They are still awaiting input from the Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis & they plan to meet with him about these guidelines later tonight.

This does not mean that Walt Disney World & surrounding theme parks will open their doors in the near future, but it does look promising that they are putting guidelines in place to prepare for a safe reopening.

The Orange County Task Force said that these are only guidelines for the Theme Parks, but Walt Disney World and other parks are going to have to choose to reopen when they feel that it is safe.

From what is listed in the guidelines above, one can only imagine that there might be very limited, if any access to the shows around the theme parks because the requirement to remain 6 feet apart would be virtually impossible. How they control the guest capacity in the parks, hotels & restaurants is anybody’s guess at this point.

As we can see above, reopening of the hotels will look very different & if you enjoy your morning coffee, be ready to sacrifice that amenity in your room if you visit Walt Disney World in the near future. I would gladly sacrifice some of the various amenities to visit Mickey again. Would you?

Just stocking enough hand sanitizer to supply the number of people who go through the Walt Disney World restaurants, will take time. Thus, reopening may not happen as fast as we all want it to. Due to the dynamics of following these restaurants, there may be some food locations that remain closed when the parks first open.

For theme parks, he mall & Retail guidelines will apply mainly to Disney Springs and Universal CityWalk. Since a number of the stores in Disney Springs are independently operated, they may not all choose to open when Disney Springs reopens. They would have to follow these guidelines on their own.

If you are like me you are anxiously awaiting news of a possible opening date for the theme parks and wondering how they plan to actually enforce the guidelines. Unfortunately, the answer to that seems to be ‘wait and see’. We all have to watch the virus statistics & trust that the decisions made will be in the best interest of everyone. Nobody wants to reopen the parks more than the cast members & surrounding businesses that depend on them for their livelihood.

Keep following me on Facebook & more for up to date information as it is released.

We all know one thing… Eventually Walt Disney World WILL REOPEN. I’m excited for that day, I hope that you will reach out to me to help you plan your next vacation, and I look forward to being back in the parks again.
– Melissa

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Let me help plan the details of your magical adventure!

Which hotel is the right fit for your family? Where to dine, attractions, crowds and all that goes along with planning a vacation is a lot to think about.  With a Disney-focused travel agent by your side, you can plan as much or as little as you desire.  My planning assistance all comes at NO additional cost to you and is based on countless hours of personal experience.

  • Receive a welcome packet when you book, with information & a custom planning calendar.
  • Dining reservation assistance. Help with your dining reservations (based on availability) at time that won’t interfere with your touring.
  • Fastpass+ assistance.  Which attractions are the best for your family to utilize your Fastpasses for and assistance making those reservations (based on availability).
  • Itinerary plans and detailed itinerary with added suggestions to optimize your day and your experiences.
  • Help planning visits to other area attractions outside of the Disney theme parks.
  • Personalized, guest oriented service from an agent who is focused on your & your family vacation.

You get all of this and more when you book your Disney vacation through Melissa of Pixie Dust Adventures (me).  Click here to visit my website & get started with a no obligation quote.

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Thank you for reading.  My name is Melissa and I am a princess living among three princes and a pooch, I’m also a theme park fanatic and a travel agent.  You will find me almost every weekend, in one of the Orlando theme parks with my family enjoying all the exciting entertainment.
If you would like help planning your next Disney World vacation, contact me for a free quote.  All of my planning services come at NO additional cost to you.  Email me or visit my website today to get started.
Melissa@PixieDustAdventures.com
www.PixieDustAdventures.com
Melissa – Pixie Dust Adventures, Destinations by Melissa
Travel Designer & Destination Specialist