Walt Disney World® Resort
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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando? If the answer is “theme parks,” you’re not wrong … but between water parks, world-class resorts and the dining, entertainment, and shopping mecca that is Disney Springs®, theme parks only tell half of Disney’s story.
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Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with venues for their current status.
Get answers to your frequently asked questions about Walt Disney World Resort’s reopening!
Q: Is Walt Disney World Resort open?
A: All of Walt Disney World Resort’s theme parks are open, including Magic Kingdom® Park, EPCOT®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, as are Disney’s Blizzard Beach® Water Park, Disney Springs®, Disney’s BoardWalk and several official hotel properties. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon® Water Park is currently closed.
Q: What is the Walt Disney World reservation system? Is Disney’s reservation system open yet?
A: Before visiting Walt Disney World Resort’s theme parks, you must make a reservation using the Disney Park Pass System, which is now available for guests with valid theme park admission. The number of Disney Park Pass reservation days you can hold at one time varies based on your plans:
- Disney Resort and other select hotel guests with valid theme park admission can make reservations for their length of stay.
- Annual Passholders can make theme park reservations for up to three days at a time or for their length of stay if staying at a Disney Resort or other select hotel.
- Existing ticket holders can make reservations for the number of days of valid theme park admission.
Q: Have Walt Disney World Resort hotels reopened?
A: Several Walt Disney World Resort hotels have reopened. You can also book 2022 travel dates for select Disney Resort hotels.
Q: Are face masks required at Walt Disney World Resort theme parks? Do Disney theme parks have mask “relaxation zones?”
A: Face coverings are required for all guests ages 2 and up while indoors and in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout all attractions. Face coverings remain optional for all guests in outdoor common areas.
Explore Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando
Walt Disney World Resort’s crown jewel is Magic Kingdom® Park, which offers some of Disney’s most iconic attractions, magical encounters with beloved Disney characters, and special seasonal events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. At Disney’s EPCOT®, explore Earth’s past, present and future and enjoy annual celebrations like fall’s EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival and spring’s EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. (Please note that character encounters and seasonal events are subject to change or cancelation.)
Mother Nature takes center stage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, which will transport you to some of the most remote locations on the planet without leaving Orlando. Then, it’s time for lights, camera and plenty of action at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Disney's stunning salute to movies.
Speaking of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, for the first time ever, there’s a place where you can live your very own Star Wars™ story, from flying the Millennium Falcon to getting caught in a battle between the First Order and the Resistance, only at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. And now, the wackiest, silliest train trip ever is ready to take you through the cartoon world and Mickey & Minnie’s first ride-through attraction in Disney Parks history. When Mouse Rules apply, anything can happen aboard Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway!
And the thrills still aren’t done! Disney also has two water parks in Orlando, Disney’s Blizzard Beach® Water Park and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon® Water Park, which are themed around a melting ski resort and a storm-tossed tropical paradise, respectively.
You’ll discover unique dining and shopping throughout Disney’s theme parks and water parks, but Disney Springs takes both to a rarefied level. Not only does it feature the highest concentration of celebrity chefs in Orlando, but admission and parking are always free!
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And Disney fans, take note: Walt Disney World Resort will launch its 50th anniversary gala, The World’s Most Magical Celebration, on October 1, 2021!
The milestone is so magically momentous that Walt Disney World has coined a new word — “EARidescence” — to describe the experience. In addition to golden bunting and a 50th anniversary crest at Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom® Park, the celebration will also include special nighttime magic at all four Disney parks’ icons, including the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, and Spaceship Earth at EPCOT®. Not to mention sparkling new looks for Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and a wealth of other surprises. Stay tuned for more details as they’re announced!
Disclaimer: Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and its experiences are subject to capacity.