Magic Kingdom Re-opening Thoughts from a Mom That’s Focused on Germs
Magic Kingdom Re-opening Thoughts from a Mom That’s Focused on Germs – If you’re a mom, and you’re constantly worried about germs…not only in a pandemic, but at all times, this is our Family Video Review of the Magic Kingdom Re-opening on July 11, 2020. We attended the re-opening without our kids to check it out for safety concerns and we were not disappointed.
Summary of Thoughts:
Once we arrived, I found myself a bit nervous about the line I encountered at the Guest Relations desk. I had to pick up my tickets there and I saw too many people for my liking. Now, I will say everyone was well distanced, we were outside and everyone had masks on. If I had one piece of advice, I would tell Disney to have one guest per party in the line. I believe this would have made it a little less worrisome by the optics of it. With that, it took me 20 minutes to get through the line and I never felt crowded while in line.
Outside of that hiccup, the rest of the day left me felt safe and protected. From the mobile food app to hand sanitizing stations to social distanced lines and more, Walt Disney World has gone above and beyond in their part to protect families while enjoying their parks.
For details about our day, check out our Family Video Reviews below. One review, My Final Thoughts, is the second video in our review and was filmed once we were home and could complete our thoughts of the day. The other is our in park review and highlights of all the safety measures we witnessed. We hope you’ll take time to enjoy them both and we hope that this helps you to make the best decisions for enjoying the parks with your Central Florida family when the time is right for you.
Family Video Review – In Park Highlights and a Complete Walk Around the Park:
Family Video Review – My Final Thoughts:
Top 10 Pieces of Advice:
- If you’re incredibly worried about germs, consider getting there later after many of the guests have already entered the park. With the decreased crowds, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the rides!
- Plan ahead for food and use the mobile app to get your favorite dishes.
- Bring your own anti-bacterial wipes and lotion for additional protections or wipe downs. Disney does a GREAT job having hand washing stations, anti-bacterial stations and more available to you, but we liked having it in the moment as we needed it too.
- Bring a second mask just in case yours is not up to their requirements. No gaiters are allowed. Consider bringing sunglasses as well for additional eye protection, if you’re extra worried like me. If you’re not wearing a mask on a ride, you won’t be able to get your photo for purchase. We didn’t see anyone removing masks, but Disney has created this as a safe guard for anyone that’s thinking about it.
- Be aware of your surroundings. While Disney has done everything they can, some tourists and guests aren’t as aware as you might like them to be. There is plenty of room to move, but you may need to move out of the way of someone else not paying attention to where they’re walking, sitting or standing.
- Pay attention to the entrance and exit signs, as well as the social distance lines. They’re all there for your protection!
- If your children are still small enough, placing them in strollers may help with any unnecessary wondering near people or touching things around the park when you’re not looking.
- Utilize the Relaxation Stations. They’re there to give you a break from your mask. While masks are different, they are doable as you walk around the park and enjoy the rides!
- Neck fans are great! If you haven’t seen them, check them out on Amazon. They’re a great way to give you a boost of fresh air and keep you cool with your mask on.
- Get your pictures around the park while it so empty. You may never see Main Street or any of the streets so empty and great for picture taking. This includes iconic shots in front of that beautiful updated castle!
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