MickeyTravels Mentioned In The New York Times
MickeyTravels, the official sponsor of MickeyBlog, finds its way into “The Paper of Record.”
Sometimes you have to pump some tires, and today is one of those days.
The New York Times, in its reporting for an article entitled, “Disneyland is Reopening. Here’s What You Need to Know: Among the lessons from Orlando’s return: Lines are shorter, masks must be worn and there’s no hugging the characters,” enlisted a familiar voice among those giving advice and impressions.
Wait A Second: That’s Our Greg!
“Things were slow for some time,” said Greg to The Times. “People are tired of being cooped up, not going on vacation.
“The fact that so many people have gotten the vaccine helps and that we can clearly say there have been no outbreaks in a park also helps.”
MickeyTravels in The Times
Greg also explained how some things have changed since WDW opened in July 2020.
Mr. Antonelle, of Mickey Travels, who lives 10 minutes away from the Magic Kingdom and said he has been to the park more than 100 times since it reopened in July, said that he has noticed lines getting longer since July, but they are still shorter than before the pandemic. (Mr. Antonelle has an annual pass).
Ms. Syed [a guest to WDW] and Mr. Antonelle both said that rides were equipped with plexiglass dividers, and that depending on the ride visitors might be placed in every other car, or that parties would not be mixed within a car (each group would get its own Teacup, for example). There were plenty of signs encouraging social distancing. They and others said that they felt safer in the park than in grocery stores.
A Great (But Slightly Different) Experience
Beyond the mention of our favorite park hopper, the article also pointed out several key facets to a current visit to Walt Disney World.
- A three-step process to get in. Availability check. Get tickets. Make a reservation.
- Follow the rules. Mask up. Stay distant. Sanitize.
- Things are different. Lines are shorter, but some rides and experiences are unavailable.
Beyond the shout-out to MickeyTravels and the Antonelles, the article is WELL WORTH YOUR WHILE as you plan your Walt Disney World vacation.
Read it and then give MickeyTravels a shout!
Feature Image: Disney, Kent Phillips, Photographer.