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  • On Jul 23, 2020
    Jamie from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What's "new" at Disney World, post covid, for a family with an 8 yr old & 10 month old? We're AP for 6 years but want to be prepared - what's bag check like, are baby centers open, where are all of the resting stations, etc?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jamie!  We are so glad you brought your question to us today.

    As frequent visitors to Walt Disney World Resort, I think it is smart to be aware of how your visit might be different than what you are used to.  It is important to "Know Before You Go!"  I'll be happy to help you understand some of these changes.

    You'll notice health and safety measures have implemented throughout the theme parks, including physical distancing markers as well as hand sanitizer and hand washing stations.

    All Guests entering the theme parks will pass through a contactless temperature screening tent prior to a "less contact" bag check security screening.  Depending upon the location, you may be asked to remove all your electronic and metal items from your bag and place them in a clear plastic bag (provided), then carry your bag with you through the screening process.

    Baby Care Centers are open, with limits on the number of Guests and physical distancing measures in place.

    Guests may temporarily remove face coverings and rest at Relaxation Stations located in each theme park.  Some locations are outdoors, and some are cooled indoor spaces.  Relaxation Stations are noted on the park  guide maps, which I have attached for your convenience. (Click for current maps of Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.)

    Please also be aware that at this time, some attractions, shows, dining locations, and shops may remain closed or the experience may be modified.  You can find more information about what to expect during your visit on this theme park updates page.  Scroll down and select "Read More" under a theme park icon to find the list of available experiences at that park.

    Be on the lookout for some fun character experiences to pop up during your visit!  Characters appear in several locations throughout the day at all four theme parks for a socially-distant wave or photo.

    Please feel free to visit the Moms Panel again as often as you like with any additional questions you may have.  We are always happy to help.

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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