Walt Disney World Changes For The Better?
Change at WDW: Safety is a virtue. However, some say its also “Good Show.”
Okay. Okay. I know, I know. I am going to come off a little “pollyannaish” here.
But I have been watching the Disney Blog crew and saying to myself, “Self, it looks as if some things are actually BETTER at Disney World, these days.”
I can hear your thoughts: “BLASPHEMER!”
No, seriously. I look at the lighter crowds, walking onto rides, not standing in line for food and — I DON’T KNOW — I feel a little bit, IDK, JEALOUS that I am not walking around a deserted park doing, maybe, whatever I want to do?
And, I am not alone.
Change Is Good?
Over at ThePointsGuy.com, Summer Hull posted:
5 Disney World changes I hope are permanent
after experiencing the grand reopening day at a changed Magic Kingdom, there are some adjustments Disney made for the global health crisis that I very much hope stick around long after COVID-19 is no longer a common household concern. These are the five changes I hope Disney World keeps for good.
My top two from her list:
Change 1: No Pre-dawn Wake-up Calls
That may be an extreme situation for a new attraction, but a successful Disney World strategy usually involves getting up early… Right now, however, you can’t do that. Transportation to the Magic Kingdom wasn’t even running until 8:30 a.m.
She added: While a slightly later closing time will be nice eventually, a trip to Disney without the early morning pressure is glorious.
Change 2: Characters aren’t hidden away behind lines and parades
Seeing a character at Disney World (think: Mickey, Princess Tiana or Winnie the Pooh) usually requires either burning a FastPass+, waiting in a long line, spending lots of money on a special meal or lining up early for a crowded parade to get a good view.
But due to the global health crisis, parades and lines for photos with characters are out and have been replaced by frequent, surprise character appearances around the park.
Okay, my verdict.
I LOVE CHANGE.
And, IDK, it looks like it’s nice to, maybe, actually “Walk down the middle of Main Street U.S.A.”
In all seriousness, the entire article is pretty interesting. Check out the full piece.
And then, when you’re ready to plan your trip to the hilt, talk to my friends at DisneyTravels.