• On Sep 30, 2020
    Crystal from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning a Walt Disney World trip in june of 2021 for my family before my oldest daughter goes off to college, one last hoorah before things Really change. Is there a way to stay informed on the current changes that are happening at the parks?

    Welcome to planDisney, Crystal!  We are glad you brought your question to us today.

    As a mom of 3 college students and one currently in high school, I have been in your shoes.  I remember planning our own "last hurrah" -- I recall thinking it could be the last time the six of us might have the opportunity to travel to our favorite place all together.

    We are definitely living in a "whole new world" in more ways than one.  Who would have imagined eight months ago what our current global situation would be?  It is hard to predict just what things might look like several months from now.  Your best source for current operational updates is the "Know Before You Go" page on the Walt Disney World website that provides general details on Returning to a World of Magic.  If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you'll see links to more specific "Know Before You Go" information for theme parks, resort hotels, dining, and more.  For example, on the "Theme Parks and Tickets" update page, you can select a park and view which attractions, entertainment, and dining and merchandise locations are currently available.

    Another great source for official news and information is the Disney Parks Blog; you can also follow their social media channels.  Of course, you are always welcome to visit us at planDisney again as often as you like in the months leading up to your trip.  We'll be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.

    I completely understand navigating the uncharted waters of a new season of parenthood and the changes it brings to your family.  But I will also say I am amazed at the growth and maturity that occurs in just a few short months away at school, and while I will forever miss the small children I once had, I am so proud of the incredible young adults they have become.  As a parent of a college student, you get all of the love, none of the nag -- I am not tripping over their shoes or reminding them to clean up their dishes or take their laundry out of the dryer.  When we have the opportunity to visit, we simply get to enjoy being together.

    I thought you might like to know that even though it has been several years since my family's "last hurrah", we have managed to sneak in a few more visits to Walt Disney World Resort, and I just booked another -- all six of us :)

    Wishing you and your family the most magical vacation, with many more to come.

    Anne Marie
thumbnail image for Anne Marie

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

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for planDisney Overview

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.