• On Jul 30, 2017
    Robyn from NJ 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.

    Hi. My family will be in Disney World during the Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017. Will any of the parks be doing anything special to observe/ celebrate it? Will Disney be selling the special glasses to be able to look at the eclipse? Thanks

    Hello Robyn and thank you so much for asking the Disney Parks Moms Panel such a super interesting question about the much anticipated celestial occurrence of the solar eclipse which can be seen right across the United Stated of America from Oregon to South Carolina on Monday 21st August 2017.  
    I can absolutely understand your excitement of watching this heavenly spectacle as back in August 1999 I experienced a total solar eclipse myself here at home in the United Kingdom.  I can only describe the moments in which the moon fully covered the face of the sun as ethereal and it truly made me realise how small we are in relation to the wider universe.  
    As I type I haven't hEARd news of any official Disney solar eclipse celebrations or merchandise, so as always my best advice would be to keep a keen eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all future Disney related announcements. 
    Of course it goes without saying that Guests can enjoy this magical phenomenon completely independently.  However due to the scientific nature of this event I would recommend seeking expert advice on the safe use of viewing devices and procedures as looking directly at the sun can cause permanent damage to your eyes. 
    Wishing you an extra sunny trip later this month to Walt Disney World Resort
    Have a great Disney day. 
    ~ Jane 
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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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