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Return to normality tracker

Disney Glimpses

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Now that things seem to be moving along quite quickly, I thought I would put together a return to normality tracker. If you don't see it here, it is most likely because it has reopened and is not significant enough to call out specifically.

Please post updates/corrections as you see them and I will update this original post.

This is NOT a refurbishment/unexpected downtime tracker, which is why you may not see things listed like Club Cool, Main Street Confectionery or the Walt Disney World Railroad that are closed due to reasons unrelated to COVID-19.

Resumed normal operations
In progress/Scheduled
Rumored to return/be announced imminently
Suspended/COVID Policy Active
Confirmed/likely permanent change
Has not returned but unrelated to COVID Policy

General Operations
✅ Removal of outdoor masks
✅ No longer making park-wide COVID-19 announcements
✅ Removal of indoor masks for vaccinated guests (June 15)
✅ Rope drop
✅ Removal of COVID-19 signage (exception: transportation regarding masks)

✅ Normal/pre-pandemic park hours
✅ Early Theme Park Entry
✅ Extended Evening Hours
✅ Removal of indoor masks for all guests

🕘 Normal capacity (phased increase in capacity over unknown period of time; Most recent increase: Jun 16)
❌ Annual pass sales (Suspended Winter 2021 for unstated reasons)
❌ Normal park hopping operations (currently only after 2PM; subject to availability)
❌ Return to normal housekeeping protocol
🛑 Park Pass System ("here to stay" per Chapek's latest comments on it)

Cast Member Specific COVID-19 Measures

✅ Removal of cast member outdoor masks (optional)
✅ Removal of cast member face shields (optional)
✅ Removal of indoor cast member masks (optional)
✅ Removal of shops plexiglass between CM and guests (optional)
✅ Removal of QSR plexiglass between CM and guests (optional)
✅ Can take photos with Guest smartphones
✅ Removal of plexiglass between CM and guests on CM driven vehicles
❌ Direct in-person pin trading with Guests

✅ Magic Kingdom
✅ Disney's Hollywood Studios
✅ Disney's Animal Kingdom
✅ Blizzard Beach Water Park

✅ Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Main Product Offerings

✅ After Hours events (August 10; Boo Bash)
✅ FastPass+ (Replaced with Genie+)
✅ Holiday parties (Starting with MNSSHP 2022)

Skyliner cabins shared amongst strangers

✅ Removal of plexiglass
✅ Removal of distancing
✅ Removal of monorail capacity limits

✅ Removal of bus capacity limits
✅EPCOT Monorail
✅ Parking lot trams
✅ Minnie Van service (returning Summer 2022)
✅ Removal of masks (except ferries, skyliner)
❌ Minnie Van service (airport)
❌ Valet Parking

🛑 Resort Airline Check-In service (suspended indefinitely)
🛑 Disney's Magical Express luggage delivery (suspended indefinitely)

Attraction COVID-19 Measures*
Single rider

✅Removal of distancing
✅Loading every row
✅ Pre-shows
✅ Removal of plexiglass from outdoor queues
✅ Removal of plexiglass from indoor queues (removal in progress, should all be removed shortly)
✅ Removal of plexiglass from ride vehicles
✅ Playgrounds reopened
✅ Interactive queue elements

Attractions & Experiences
✅ Magic Kingdom and EPCOT Fireworks
✅ Meet & Greets (in person meet and greets returning soon)
✅ Parades (Festival of Fantasy returned to MK)

🕘 Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (Returns August 25)
*️⃣ Fantasmic! (Rumored to return by Summer)

❓ Kiss Goodnight at Magic Kingdom (Likely suspended due to inclusion efforts; hopefully replaced/reworked)
❌ Main Street vehicles

❌ Citizens of Main Street
❌ Henna artists/Face painters
Enchanted Tales with Belle
Main Street Vehicles
Star Wars Launch Bay
Star Wars Launch Bay Theater
Captain Hook's Pirate Crew
Carriage Rides
Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long
Backstage Magic
Behind the Seeds
Caring for Giants
Disney's Family Magic Tour
Disney's Holiday D-Lights
Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour
Disney's The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour
Disney's Yuletide Fantasy
Epcot Seas Adventures Aqua Tour
Epcot Seas Adventures DiveQuest
Epcot Seas Adventures Dolphins in Depth
Gardens of the World
A Path Less Traveled Tour
Pirate Adventure Cruises
Savor the Savanna: Evening Safari Experience
Sense of Africa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Starlight Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Taste of Magic Kingdom Park VIP Tour
The Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP Tour
Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour
Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour
The unDISCOVERed Future World
Up Close with Rhinos
Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour
Wild Africa Trek - Mid-Day
Wild Africa Trek - Morning
World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered
Casey's Corner Pianist
Citizens of Main Street
Flag Retreat
Let the Magic Begin
Main Street Trolly Show
Main Street Philharmonic at Storybook Circus
Once Upon a Time
British Revolution
Epcot International Festival of the Holidays - Candlelight Processional
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - Garden Rocks
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival - Celebrity Chefs
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival - Eat to the Beat Concert Series
Entertainment at Canada Mill Stage
Jeweled Dragon Acrobats
Serveur Amusant
Viva Mexico
BB-8 Astromech on Duty
Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage
Celebrity Spotlight
Citizens of Hollywood
Disney Junior Dance Party
Disney Movie Magic
Green Army Drum Corps
Green Army Patrol
Fireworks & Nighttime Spectaculars
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!
Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular
Star Wars Launch Bay: Encounter Darth Vader
Star Wars Launch Bay: Meet Chewbacca
Voyage of the Little Mermaid
Wonderful World of Animation
Donald's Dino-Bash!
Finding Nemo the Musical
Fireworks & Nighttime Spectaculars
Harambe Village Acrobats
Kora Tinga Tinga
Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
Meet Pocahontas on Discovery Island Trails
Meet Russell and Dug at Discovery Island
Meet Timon and Rafiki at Discovery Island
Pandora Drummers - Swotu Waya
Pandora Rangers
Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe
Up! A Great Bird Adventure
Viva Gaia Street Band
Exposition Park
NBA Experience at Disney Springs
Paradiso 37 Entertainment
Stargazers Live Entertainment

Resort Offerings
✅ BoardWalk games

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
✅ Yehaa Bob Jackson at River Roost Lounge

Disney's BoardWalk
✅ Atlantic Dance Hall
✅ Jelly Rolls

Disney's BoardWalk
🛑 ESPN Club, Live Radio Sports Show (closed permanently)

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
✅ Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review (returning Summer 2022)

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Disney's Spirit of Aloha

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
Entertainment at Scat Cats Club

Dining Offerings

✅ Removal of distancing
🕘 Normal character dining (Slowly returning)
❌ Tables in Wonderland
❌ Dining Plans
❌ In-person quick service restaurant orders (currently mobile only)
❌ Regular menus (currently family style at many restaurants)
❌ Physical menus

✅ BoardWalk Ice Cream (replaced Ample Hills Creamery)
✅ Tusker House
✅ Casey's Corner

✅ Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
✅ Ohana
1900 Park Fare
Afternoon Tea at Garden View Tea Room
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Belle Vue Lounge
Boatwright's Dining Hall
Boma - Flavors of Africa
Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar
Catalina Eddie's
Cheshire Café
Cítricos Lounge
Columbia Harbour House
Cool Ship
Delicious Disney: A Chef Series
The Diamond Horseshoe
Dine with an Animal Specialist
Disney Early Morning Magic - Fantasyland
Disney Early Morning Magic - Toy Story Land
Disney's Perfectly Princess Tea
Dockside Diner
Eight Spoon Café
End Zone Food Court
Epcot Forever Dining Package
ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill
Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience
Fantasmic! Dining Package
Funnel Cake Cart
Garden View Tea Room
Golden Oak Outpost
Grandstand Spirits
Happy Landings Ice Cream
Intermission Food Court
Jiko - The Cooking Place
Jiko - Wanyama Safari
Jiko Wine Tasting
Kat Saka's Kettle
Kona Island
Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery
Let's Go Slurpin'
Magic Kingdom After-Fireworks Dessert Party
Neighborhood Bakery
Nine Dragons Restaurant
Pepe by José Andrés
Pizzafari Family-Style Dining
Prince Eric's Village Market
Restaurant Marrakesh
Restaurantosaurus Burgers & Sundaes -Temporarily Unavailable Restaurantosaurus Burgers & Sundaes -Temporarily Unavailable
Riverside Mill Food Court
Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room Tea Experience
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
Scat Cat's Club
The Smiling Crocodile
The Smokehouse at House of Blues
Spyglass Grill
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Tangierine Café
Taste of Magic Kingdom Park VIP Tour
The To-Go Cart
Toledo - Tapas, Steak & Seafood
Tortuga Tavern
Trader Sam's Grog Grotto
Trader Sam's Tiki Terrace
Trail's End Restaurant
Tune-In Lounge
The Turf Club Bar and Grill
Typhoon Tilly's
Victoria & Albert's Chef's Table Dinner
Victoria & Albert's Dinner Queen Victoria Room
Victoria & Albert's
Victoria Falls Lounge
Warung Outpost
Wonderland Tea Party at 1900 Park Fare
Yachtsman Steakhouse

✅ Removal of distancing
✅ Souvenir Home Delivery
❌ Souvenir Pick-Up
❌ Souvenir Resort Hotel Delivery
Agrabah Bazaar
Big Top Souvenirs
Briar Patch
Casey Jr. RailRoad Mercantile
Curtain Call Collectibles
Harmony Barber Shop
Main Street Chamber of Commerce - Package Pickup

✅ All resorts have reopened with room service returning gradually
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Beauty and Beast is supposedly in process of returning, but months away
Sebastian's opening is imminent
I believe plexiglass has started to get removed in some places, but I could be wrong.
I'd add AP sales to operations.


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You might want to add "early park entry" (the announced replacement for EMH for onsite guests) to the Operations category. It was announced in January but there's been no word since on when or if it will actually be implemented.

Disney Glimpses

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