When will Disney OPEN? Just more Click Bait NEWS?

So, you are nestled in your home and wondering when will Disney open back up? READ ON…

Dear Nina, we are getting nervous, we really want to keep on planning our Disney Vacation but don’t know when it will open. Can you answer that? We are still a go, can’t wait but will it open for our trip in Oct? Thanks again – Nancy AND every guest everywhere on the planet.

Hi Nancy and every Guest Everywhere, I am going to be 100% honest with you. I don’t know! Disney probably doesn’t know and I am thinking the Government doesn’t even know, yet.

There are many, many, many CLICK BAIT articles out there, even CLICK BAIT YouTube videos that have the title, “When WILL Disney Reopen”. The truth of it is, no-one knows and if some higher up, secret Disney Cast Member/CEO/Chair-member/Mickey Mouse does know, they haven’t shared it. Many are saying late May or June and others say not until Fall/Winter and some are saying not until 2021. I am personally at the point that I won’t even open those articles anymore, they are just causing stress and further worry. As always, Keep following my page for more tips & tricks and when Disney does announce something, I will 100% announce it on my page, in fact I will probably scream it so loud that the next state over can here me. But…here are some thoughts to consider, if and when Disney does open…

#1 – Reduced Hours/Experiences:

With everything going on, It would not surprise me if and when Disney reopens that they would have limited or reduced hours. I say this, as reducing the number of shows, parades, fireworks, etc could help with furthering “Social Distancing”. It would not surprise me if Fireworks are reduced to every other night or just 3 times a week. Fireworks & Parades draw crowds, so reducing those might help them feel like they are semi “Social Distancing”.

#2 – Limited Guests:

Reducing the number of Guests would be another way of keeping up with the trying to stay “6 feet” away from each other. I am not sure how this would all work and not pretending too, but I can 100% see them reducing the number of guests allowed in each park, in each ride line and shopping location. I can even see them only allowing Resort Guests for the first few weeks.

#3 – Dining:

This kinda feels like a no-brainer…but I would not be surprised if Dining changes a bit; buffets for example. I foresee them removing ALL buffets and family style meals and going full on Menu for ALL locations. I also wonder how Characters will continue to meet & greets guests. Certain characters might have to stay home; as washing fur might be harder than washing hands?? Just a thought??

#4 – Reduced Fastpasses, Lines:

This is another option that wouldn’t surprise me, in fact many are already complaining that certain fastpasses are harder to get than before. It wouldn’t shock me at all if ALL lines go to a Fastpass type or electronic waiting system. Thinking it could work like a Boarding Group or the DAS pass. This would reduce the number of people standing in line as well as also allowing you, as the guest, to experience other things like shopping, eating and my favorite – People Watching while “waiting in line”.

#5 – Medical Checks/Masks:

I know, I know…Medical Masks are the NEW cool things to wear, lots of super cute Disney Designs are already popping up BUT in all seriousness, It wouldn’t surprise me if Disney requires ALL guests to wear masks or at least ALL Cast Members when Disney opens back up. It also wouldn’t surprise me if guests are required to get Temperature Checks as well. They did it for Cruises, why not the parks? Many are also saying that Theme Parks could require people to take a quick Covid-19 test at entering, but not sure how real that is. Either way, the parks already put out Hand Washing Booths and Hand Sanitizer Stations so I can see them upping the ante.

Either way, we have a trip planned for June and are hoping it happens. As much as I don’t want a semi-reduced experience, I trust Disney. And I trust that they will do it right, making it safe for all. AND, I want OUT OF MY HOUSE!! We are staying home and doing what is asked of us as we are hoping that the sooner this is over and reduced, the sooner Mickey can come out and play again 🙂

So when will Disney open, I just don’t know. But I suggest everyone just keeps planning, having something to look forward to is good for the soul. Disney has been amazing at allowing guests to change dates or get refunds, so why not plan and hope and dream. Its the Disney way!!

Like what you read? Found these tips helpful? Consider booking with a Trained, Experienced Travel Agent who vacations at Disney more times than they can count and knows the systems and policies inside and out. Booking with an expert CAN make your trip that much better.

Nina is a Highly Experienced Travel Agent who Specializes in Disney. She loves to share her knowledge and help her clients have the trip of a lifetime. She specializes in Making Memories, Family Destinations, Food Allergies and Special Needs. But she books Disney & Beyond, so contact her TODAY for a quote!!

Boy Meals at Disney World

Thinking about heading to Disney World, but you have ALL boys. Worried that Disney is too much princess and not enough Pirate, READ ON…

Dear Nina, I saw your recent FB Post on getting Princess meals for some little girls. As fun as that sounds, what do you do for boys? I have all boys and I don’t think they will enjoy a Princess Meal. Do you have any suggestions? Where should we eat? Any Cars, Toy Story or Star Wars Meals? Any boy meals at Disney World? HELP!?!? We are so excited to be working with you, thanks for booking our dining. Sam.

Hey Sam, thanks for the question and I actually get this often. Disney is a LOT of Princess, it is. Princesses are in most every Disney Movie and are the foundation for Walt’s early Animations, story-lines. So it makes since that Disney would promote Princesses, but I get it. I have a boy too:)

So read below for some suggestions on boy meals at Disney World. But if it helps, my son has done ALL of the Princess Meals and loved them. You would be amazed how flirty and cute the little boys get when meeting Ariel or Aurora. Its a precious moment. And I have had boy families enjoy a princess meal or two, for the Boy Moms wanted to fulfill their own dreams. The boys took one for the team and secretly enjoyed it 🙂 Keep following my page for more tips & tricks and I can’t wait to book your dining:

Toy Story:

Many families ask me about a Toy Story meal and as there isn’t currently a Toy Story Meal with characters, you can enjoy a fun Quick Service Meal in Toy Story Land called Woody’s Lunch Box. And NOTE – a NEW Table Service Toy Story meal is in the making, but we don’t know if it will or will not be a character meal at this time. Here’s hoping.

Sci-Fi Dine-In:

I love this restaurant location and so does my son. As I don’t want to classify it as a boy meal, it does involve classic cars and sci-fi, lol. Who wouldn’t want to dine in a classic car while watching vintage sci-fi commercials on a giant movie theater screen WHILE eating classic Americana eats like Burgers, Fries and Milkshakes. NOTE: you can get Vegan or Dairy-Free Shakes!! Our FAVORITE treat!

Character Meals:

There are also several NON Princess Character Meals on property. Again, can’t call them boy meals, but boys love them too. Try Tusker House, Garden Grill, Ohana, or Chef Mickeys. You might meet Minnie, but she loves all 🙂 Sadly there aren’t any rough and tumble boy character meals like say Pirates/Peter Pan or Star Wars Characters but that would be amazing. Disney, if you are reading, this is what we want!!

PRO- TIP:

Since there aren’t any Character Meals set for just boys, per-say, I found that knowing where to meet those characters your boys are hoping to find saves the day. You can 100% meet Woody, Buzz, Chewie, Kilo Ren, Lightning McQueen and even Cruz. Princesses might seem everywhere, thanks to those Disney commercials, but they really aren’t. Plenty of magic for all to enjoy. As your Travel Agent we can discuss this at great detail to make sure we are booking the right “boy” meals for your family. But in general, I find most meals are perfect for all, boys & girls alike.

Like what you read? Found these tips helpful? Consider booking with a Trained, Experienced Travel Agent who vacations at Disney more times than they can count and knows the systems and policies inside and out. Booking with an expert CAN make your trip that much better.

Nina is a Highly Experienced Travel Agent who Specializes in Disney. She loves to share her knowledge and help her clients have the trip of a lifetime. She specializes in Making Memories, Family Destinations, Food Allergies and Special Needs. But she books Disney & Beyond, so contact her TODAY for a quote!!

5 FREE things at Disney World

After spending your savings to vacation at Disney, LEARN about 5 things that are FREE.

Dear Nina, we are SO excited about our trip. Thanks again for all of your help and spot-on advice. I am wondering what else I need to save for, outside of our Disney Resort Package. Anything that is FREE, lol? Anything we can enjoy without an extra cost? Thanks again – Tim.

Hi Tim, I am SO excited for your family!! So based on your package, you are ALL set with the Resort, Park Tickets and Food, so all you need to save for are tips (Waitress, Housekeeping, Bell Service, Bus Driver, etc) and Souvenirs. PS – I think everyone NEEDS Mouse Ears 🙂

As far as FREE, not sure if this is what you are talking about, but many people don’t realize the following things (see my list). Not to mention I get asked often if the shows, parades, etc are FREE – they are!! My family LOVES the Shows, they are so well put together and the acting/singing is top-notch, think Broadway. Keep following my page for more tips & tricks and enjoy my LIST of FREE items at Disney:

#1 – Celebration Pins:

So, this might not seem like a HUGE perk, but all Disney Visitors can get a Celebration Button. So if you are celebrating a Birthday, Wedding Anniversary, Engagement, Milestone or like that one time I celebrated a “Trip SANS Kids”…I got a button for FREE. Ask at your resort or Guest Services in the Parks.

#2 – ICE WATER:

Again, might not seem like a HUGE win, but when you take into the cost of bottled water at the parks, FREE is sure a deal. You can ask for FREE Ice Water at ANY Quick Service Dining Location. TIP: Pack a refillable water bottle or sippy cup and pour that water in – no need to hunt down straws or lids.

#3 – KIDCOT FUN SPOT:

SEE my EPCOT post on this one, but WOW what fun. Your kids can explore all the countries in the World Showcase and collect Cards from ALL the countries, not to mention learn a few NEW words from around the world. Take the time to talk to the Cast Members, they always make our trip special and very magical.

#4 – WILDERNESS EXPLORES:

Head over to Animal Kingdom for this FUN Activity. I get so many people who think Animal Kingdom won’t be a FULL day park, well once your kids fall in love with collecting “badges” from this activity, you will find yourself exploring Animal Kingdom ALL DAY. You can’t miss these zones, look for the Wilderness Explores Signs or Cast Members dressed like Russel from UP.

#5 – CARDS:

Did you know there are 2 types of cards you can collect on property? One being from the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Scavenger Game and the other comes from Transportation (Wild About Safety) posts around property. Who else loves the Timon & Pumbaa Safety Spot Cartoons that play in your Disney Resort Room, well now you can collect cards 🙂 The Sorcerers game is SO much fun, especially if you have time to kill in the parks or are living with a gamer.

Like what you read? Found these tips helpful? Consider booking with a Trained, Experienced Travel Agent who vacations at Disney more times than they can count and knows the systems and policies inside and out. Booking with an expert CAN make your trip that much better.

Nina is a Highly Experienced Travel Agent who Specializes in Disney. She loves to share her knowledge and help her clients have the trip of a lifetime. She specializes in Making Memories, Family Destinations, Food Allergies and Special Needs. But she books Disney & Beyond, so contact her TODAY for a quote!!