58 million people visit Disney World each year.
If you’re a Disney fan or are thinking about going for the first time, now is the perfect time to visit Disney World. As the world moves into the “new normal,” a Disney vacation may be just what you and your family need to unwind and relax after a stressful year.
Read on for some of the top reasons why visiting Disney should be on your calendar of “must-dos” this year for your family or group of friends.
1. Reduced Capacity
Disney World is operating at a reduced capacity, thanks to COVID19 and social distancing measures. While this means that some attractions are closed, other attractions remain open with a shorter wait time.
Disney parks have a number that they can hit before they must close down for the day. With COVID, this number has been reduced dramatically, meaning you don’t have to contend with 2-hour waits for your favorite attraction.
Instead, you can bank on seeing more of the parks, as long as you’re okay with the fact that some of the parks and attractions remain closed.
To attract people to the park, Disney is offering lots of discounts. Earlier in 2021, Disney World offered 35% off entry to the parks, which saves quite a bit of money, especially as a family. The park continues to offer periodic discounts, so you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled to see if they’ve knocked down the price of admission or other attractions.
2021 is a great time to book a budget-friendly trip to Disney.
If you’re a Disney Vacation Club member, keep in mind the DVC banking deadline to make sure you get the most out of your points.
Disney also often offers cheap tickets for the winter months for those that are planning well in advance. You may wish to look at discounts for January and February of 2022 to have a magical beginning to next year!
In 2022, you’ll be able to book a room at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a 2-night immersive adventure. It’s a hotel and a resort rolled into one.
3. Star Wars, Galaxy’s Edge
Are you a Star Wars fan? If so, you’re in luck, as Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With three Star Wars-themed rides and several other experiences, you’ll be sure to have an out-of-this-world experience in this new location.
4. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure–Opening in October 2021
If you’re waiting until the fall to visit Disney World, you can ride on one of its most popular rides from EuroDisney: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Situated in the France pavilion at Epcot, this trackless ride takes you through an adventure where you shrink down to the size of a rat and ride through Gusteau’s restaurant. This is a must for any fans of the film.
5. Cinderella’s Castle Has Had a Makeover
Are you ready to take some truly Insta-worthy pics? Well, you’re in luck, because Cinderella’s castle has recently had a fresh new paint job, meaning it looks spic and span for this new year. You’ll be able to witness the original vibrancy of the castle, as it has aged over time, adding new magic to your experience.
6. Disney Resorts Are Slowly Reopening
For a while, most of the Disney resorts remained closed. However, many of them have reopened or are planning to reopen in time for the summer of 2021. This gives you and your family better access to the parks, as you don’t have to leave the grounds at all during your Disney stay.
With resorts reopening, you can also plan some time to relax on your vacation. Many people who frequent Disney suggest that you take an off-day to recharge your batteries, and now you can do that on Disney property.
7. Blizzard Beach Has Reopened
If you’re a water park fan, you’re in luck. Blizzard Beach, one of Disney’s waterparks, has reopened to allow you and your family to enjoy a day in the Florida sunshine. The park has everything from fast water slides to a lazy river that you can enjoy some downtime in.
8. You Can Park Hop Again
Due to COVID19, park-hopping was closed, and you could only visit one park in one day. But now, that’s all changed, and you can visit more than one park in one day, maximizing your fun. While some people prefer only to visit one park per day, not to get overwhelmed, you can now prioritize what you want to see if you only have a limited amount of time at Disney.
9. Ride the New Skyliner
You can get a bird’s eye view of the Disney parks with the new Skyliner, which takes you over the resorts to travel between them. This mode of transportation is also perfect for those who wish to social distance, as your party is in their own pod completely away from other people making it impossible to transmit COVID, or anything else nasty, between people.
This is the Time to Visit Disney World
Are you ready to start planning your visit to Disney World yet? If you’ve been missing Disney due to the pandemic, or you’re a first-timer, there has never been a better time to experience the magic. Get ready to have a truly unforgettable experience with your family or friends.
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