• On Jul 21, 2020
    Rebecca from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am coming to WDW in a week and wanted to know before COVID 19 you were allowed into the parks up to an hour before rope drop. So if the MK opens at 9 a.m. for rides, can we already enter at 8 a.m. so we have time to do the bag check/temp check, etc.

    Hi Rebecca,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It looks like your Incredible vacation is right around the corner!

    So much has changed considering the current pandemic; however, the Walt Disney World Resort has been hard at work, ensuring that they keep Guests safe while still having a magical experience! Face coverings are required unless stationary to eat/drink, there is increased sanitization throughout the Theme Parks, and Social Distancing as well.

    I have talked with a few friends who visited the Walt Disney World Resort since it has reopened. If you are driving, it seems like all cars are held and line up at the parking booth until those Cast Members are given the all-clear to let Guests enter the parking area. Once you park, you will go through security and the main entrance to the Theme Park to enter the Theme Park. If you rely on Disney Resort Transportation to transport you from a Resort hotel to the theme park, you will wait at the bus station and, once allowed, board the bus or other Resort transportation to take you to your destination. The consensus has been that the Resort transportation and Skyliner transportation has been starting approximately 30 minutes or less before the scheduled opening time. With that being said, it is essential to note that there are no actual posted “rope drop” times. I recommend that you check in with your Resort hotel for the most up to date Resort transportation times.

    I hope that you and your family have the most magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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