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.



Key:
βœ…
Resumed normal operations
πŸ•˜
In progress/Scheduled
*️⃣
Rumored to return/be announced imminently
❌
Suspended/COVID Policy Active
πŸ›‘
Confirmed/likely permanent change
❓
Has not returned but unrelated to COVID Policy

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

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

βœ… Normal capacity (phased increase in capacity over unknown period of time; Most recent increase: Jun 16)
βœ… Annual pass sales (Suspended Winter 2021 for unstated reasons)
βœ… Normal park hopping operations (currently only after 2PM; subject to availability)
βœ… Return to normal housekeeping protocol
βœ… Park Pass System removal (still in place for APs)

Cast Member Specific COVID-19 Measures

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


Parks
βœ… Magic Kingdom
βœ… EPCOT
βœ… Disney's Hollywood Studios
βœ… Disney's Animal Kingdom
βœ… Blizzard Beach Water Park

βœ… Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Main Product Offerings

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

Transportation
βœ…
Skyliner cabins shared amongst strangers

βœ… Removal of plexiglass
βœ… Removal of distancing
βœ… Removal of monorail capacity limits

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

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

Attraction COVID-19 Measures*
βœ…
Single rider

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

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

βœ… Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (Returns August 25)
βœ… Fantasmic! (Rumored to return by Summer)
❓ Kiss Goodnight at Magic Kingdom (Likely suspended due to inclusion efforts; hopefully replaced/reworked)
βœ… Main Street vehicles
❌ Citizens of Main Street
❌ Henna artists/Face painters


Resort Offerings
βœ…
Arcades
βœ… BoardWalk games

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

Disney's BoardWalk
βœ… Atlantic Dance Hall
βœ… Jelly Rolls


Disney's BoardWalk
πŸ›‘ ESPN Club, Live Radio Sports Show (closed permanently)

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

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
πŸ›‘ Disney's Spirit of Aloha

Dining Offerings
βœ…
Buffets

βœ… Removal of distancing
βœ… Normal character dining (Slowly returning)
❌ Tables in Wonderland

βœ… Dining Plans
βœ… In-person quick service restaurant orders (currently mobile only)
βœ… Regular menus (currently family style at many restaurants)
βœ… Physical menus

Restaurants
βœ… BoardWalk Ice Cream (replaced Ample Hills Creamery)
βœ… Tusker House
βœ… Casey's Corner

βœ… Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
βœ… Ohana

Shops
βœ… Removal of distancing
βœ… Souvenir Home Delivery
❌ Souvenir Pick-Up
❌ Souvenir Resort Hotel Delivery

Hotels
βœ… All resorts have reopened with room service returning gradually
 
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havoc315

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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.
 

Weather_Lady

Well-Known Member
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.
 

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