This Is What Disney World Parks Look Like Now

Mrs. Incredible showing how to social distance.

You might not be planning a family trip to Disney World in 2020, but if you’ve been curious what the experience is like during the pandemic, here’s a peek.

Parents.com put together a detailed list of what to expect if you plan to visit the park, but here are some of the highlights.

Several changes have been implemented to help guests and cast members remain socially distant. There are also different methods for booking your trip, as well as a different process before you can enter the park (temperature screenings are required).

The biggest changes, though, are in how guests experience the park. Those who love character interactions will no longer be able to participate in them. Rather than meet and greets, iconic characters, like Cinderella, appear on floats that drift through the park at random times.

Restaurants that once featured buffet-style meals are closed, and you can no longer hop between parks. The FastPass system has been shelved, as well, but given the restricted attendance, and most people staying away due to the pandemic, waiting for rides won’t be much of an issue.

There are also the more expected changes. Children over the age of 2 are expected to wear a mask, and there’s a zero-tolerance policy. Rides will no longer be packed—people will be spaced out as much as possible.

It might be the most magical place on Earth, but even Disney magic can’t erase a pandemic. It’ll be a while before Disney World can once again offer the complete escape its fans adore.

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