What a year 2020 has been! There have been plenty of cancelled trips, days working from home, zoom meet-ups, and homeschooling. By now, you and your family might be going a little stir crazy and longing for a fun getaway. And a Disney vacation could be just what you need.
Disney World in Orlando has re-opened its parks with plenty of safety precautions including encouraging social distancing, mask mandates, and enhanced cleaning measures. If you are comfortable traveling, there is no reason you can’t have a fun and safe Disney vacation during these unique times.
Here are a couple tips to help make your vacation planning easier and ensure a smooth and safe stay.
While there are plenty of places to stay in Orlando, during this time it’s worth it to stay in close proximity to the parks. This allows you to minimize your commute and maximize your time visiting the parks.
Staying closer to the parks will also make transportation that much easier. Buses are holding less guests, meaning driving might be more convenient but it may take longer to park. You could also prioritize staying along Disney’s gondola system, the Skyliner, for ultimate easy access to the parks.
Currently, Disney has suspended the Park Hopper tickets and reduced the hours that the parks are open. Additionally, you will need to make a park reservation to ensure the numbers don’t surpass capacity for COVID-19 regulations. Be sure to plan out your park visits far in advance to ensure you can get into the parks of your choosing each day during your stay.
While your kids may be too young to truly understand what’s happening and why things are different, you have the opportunity to lighten the mood and make it more fun to be safe.
Before you take off, purchase some Disney-themed face masks for you and your family. There are plenty of options with fun Disney prints, characters, and some even can serve as part of a costume to dress up as your favorite Disney character. Make your kids feel comfortable wearing these themed masks to ensure a safe trip in the park and keep in line with the mask mandate.
We also encourage you to bring your own sanitizer, maybe one with a fun scent or color, to ensure your family keeps their hands clean and free from germs.
If you’re planning a Disney vacation, it’s likely that visiting the parks is your main goal. Especially in times of the COVID pandemic, you may not be interested in visiting many surrounding attractions and keeping your excursions minimal. As such, it is important you are staying at a resort with an abundance of convenient features and lots to do.
Disney Vacation Club resorts offer a weath of amenities and spacious accommodations to help add value to your vacation. These properties feature a number of on-site amenities for the whole family to enjoy like swimming pools, kids clubs, playgrounds, on-site dining, spas, and fitness centers.
With less time at the parks and exploring the area, you’re sure to be spending more time in your room. Disney Vacation Club resort accommodations are homey and feature full kitchens, perfect for preparing your own meals so you don’t have to worry about dining out. These accommodations also offer multiple bedrooms, spacious living areas, full bathrooms, and laundry machines. You’ll be comfortable in your own space with plenty of room for everyone.