Looking forward to a trip to Walt Disney World this summer and staying at a Disney Resort? Check out the new amenity that is returning that will be fun for the whole family.
Changes in the Disney Parks
When Walt Disney World reopened last July many things had changed. Although it still remained the “most magical place on earth”, everything felt new and different.
High touch surfaces had all been roped off throughout the Parks and Resorts. One of the most understandable changes involved the closure of many high touch surface activities. The saddest closure for my family was finding the interactive elements for the queue of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roped off.
Recently, Guests visiting the Magic Kingdom were delighted to enjoy the Dumbo play area once again! Just this week, EPCOT has reopened an outdoor splash pad and also an indoor play area. Check out these new reopenings HERE.
Changes at Disney Resorts
Social distancing has now been adjusted at the Disney Resorts as well. Previously, Walt Disney Resort pools were monitored for capacity. Once the capacity had been met for a certain pool, a sign was placed alerting Guests that the pool was now closed.
In May, Guests staying at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club were excited to see that physical distancing had been adapted at the Stormalong Bay Pool. Additional beach chairs were added to allow for additional Guests and to reduce the social distancing between Guests.
Still many high touch surfaces and special amenities remained closed.
New Amenity Reopening
One amenity that many families enjoy using while staying at a Disney Resort are the arcades. This is a great way to relax after a fun, magical day in the Disney Parks. This would be especially helpful while the Disney Parks still close fairly early.
All arcades remained closed since the Resorts reopened to Guests last year. Today, a very welcome site was found in Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The arcade in this Resort will be welcoming Guests again very soon.
At the time this photo was taken, arcade games were on and being tested. Disney has not yet announced a reopening of this arcade, but it appears that it may be reopening very soon.
The arcade located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort now has arcade games on and testing. It appears this arcade may be reopening very soon.
We are hoping that many other arcades and amenities at the various Disney Resorts may also be reopening soon.
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