NEWS: Disney World’s Transportation Will Be Limited, And Water Parks Will Not Be Part of Initial Reopening

Today, Disney World presented a proposal to reopen its parks on July 11th and July 15th to the public.

Cinderella Castle

While there are numerous health and safety guidelines that will be followed, Disney is currently looking into a phased reopening. Currently, this is why Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will open first, followed by Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Disney World will also be pausing new ticket purchases and hotel reservations for the time being.

As a part of the phased reopening, Disney World will not be opening its waterparks Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon with the rest of the parks yet, according to WDW Magic.

Blizzard Beach

Also according to WDWMagic, Disney transportation will also be operated on a limited basis for hotel guests, including the Monorail system, and ferries for guests to use during their visits to the parks. Additionally, Disney’s presentation to the Orange County Task Force included a slide that noted, “Reduced capacity of theme park rides, restaurants, retail, attraction, buses, monorails and other transportation that enabled appropriate physical distancing”, meaning that other transportation options could be available.

Epcot

We will keep you updated on more news about Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, and the transportation offerings at Disney World here!

Read all the details about Disney World’s reopening here!

What is your favorite thing to do at the Disney waterparks? Let us know in the comments below!

Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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10 Replies to “NEWS: Disney World’s Transportation Will Be Limited, And Water Parks Will Not Be Part of Initial Reopening”

  1. With the overwhelmed online and phone system I am still trying get through to find out a simple answer. I have 5 Park Hopper Plus 8 day tickets in August. Since the water parks are closed and park hopping isn’t allowed do I get a refund on the extra benefit I paid for and won’t receive (as the Hopper Plus is an additional fee)?

  2. As of this moment, there are still 10-8 pm park hours listed for Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, as well as H20 glow nights, starting 07/11/2020. Is this information that water parks are not slated to reopen accurate?

  3. I am so sad to hear the water parks are not going to be opening,. We have annual passes to both water park, and we are very homesick. But I trust Disney world♥️💙

  4. Typhoon Lagoon is one of our premiere destinations. Mask in a water park?
    How will attendance be limited for those of us who have no-expiration passes?

  5. I am a little confused by this announcement. Are they saying that those are the only two modes of WDW transport that will be available? Or are they saying that they will be available, but limited?

    Trying to figure out how guests at bus hotels would get to parks? Thinking there may be some other shoes to drop that haven’t hit the web yet…. maybe?

    1. Hi Elizabeth! As of now it’s sounding like transportation will be limited, but we expect that Disney will provide more details as we get closer to reopening!