The Disney World Resort Hotels Are VERY Quiet on the First Day Back!

Select Disney World Resorts are back open today!

Mickey at Topolino’s Terrace

While we’ve been able to visit character dining, check out the pools, and even spot the latest Cinderella Castle construction during our time at the Resorts, one question we’ve been asked is — is it busy?

If you thought Disney Springs has been quiet recently, the Resorts have been very quiet!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

At certain points throughout the Resort, we felt like were were the only ones there, and got the entire area to ourselves!

Grand Floridian Walkway

At dining spots like Topolino’s Terrace for breakfast, only a few other guests were there dining.

Minnie Parading Around Topolino’s

The lobbies of the Resorts we have visited have also been relatively empty.

Riviera Resort

Although we’ve heard multiple activities happening around the Resorts during the day, there haven’t been many guests to actually partake in them.

Riviera Resort Pool

The merchandise stores and many dining locations are open around the Resort hotels.

Bayview Gifts
Seating Areas

Over by the bus stop, the area is set up in anticipation of needing to mark spots of physical distancing for guests, though we were the only ones there when this picture was taken.

Bus Stop

At spots like the Grand Floridian Cafe, we were able to be seated almost instantly after using the Mobile Check-In, and were one of the few diners in the restaurant.

Grand Floridian Cafe

At one point, Molly was the only guest in the lobby at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.

Grand Floridian

We did spot a few people seated by the pool relaxing and swimming. Guests are allowed to take off their face masks while seated on the lounge chairs, as the chairs are all kept at least six feet apart from one another.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Pool

Overall, the Disney World Resorts are the quietest we’ve ever seen them before. This is likely due in part to the fact that ithis is only the first day they are back open, and the parks will be closed for another few weeks.

Enchanted Rose

Things might start to pick up a bit more now that the Disney Park Pass System has gone live and other hotels will be opening back up again soon too. We’ll be sure to keep you updated!

Tag along with us today to visit all the reopened Disney World Resorts here!

What resort are you the most excited to visit first? 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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4 Replies to “The Disney World Resort Hotels Are VERY Quiet on the First Day Back!”

  1. Rachael

    Great that reservations were available to you and allears..

    Insider information about things for folks who’s stays were not cancelled is invaluable.

    Exciting information for current guests and those who await returning when their turn comes up.

    My next trip will be more fulfilling having your stories of fun and joy told, as you bring us your personal experiences at Disney properties.

    A true public service, allears performs daily, bringing us stories and information only a true insider knows and has access to.

    Keep us updated with information that only Disney scribes get for preparing stories that reflect the magical experiences a rapturous trip to a land where your troubles and worries are of no concern.

    Most of all thank you for letting us know what were missing out on. So our transition to returning to Disney vacations don’t come as any suprise.

  2. Do you know if you have to have a hotel reservation to come into the hotel to eat? Wondering if they are letting the general public access these areas.

    1. Hi Julie! At this time they are requiring guests to have a hotel reservation as well as a dining reservation to visit.