My Walt Disney World Trip in September, 2020

Next week, I will be traveling to Orlando and taking Magical Express to my Walt Disney World resort. Arriving in the early evening. In past years, I might have gone out to one of the parks for a fireworks show and a late meal. This year, all the parks will be closed by the time I arrive.

Over the next four days, I will be visiting all the parks. With limited hours compared to past visits, I will spend as much time as I can in each one.

Walt Disney World Themeparks
Walt Disney World Theme Parks, starting from the upper left, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

I know some people will think I am crazy to travel and go to Walt Disney World. I feel as long as I wear a mask, sanitize frequently, wash my hands thoroughly, stay socially distant where appropriate and follow any other COVID-19 rules Disney has posted, I will be fine. Seeing the posts here at, I anticipate low crowds similar to how it is after a hurricane closing allowing me to enjoy all the attractions and rides which are currently open in the time I will be there.

I suspect I will get new and interesting photo opportunities which leads me to ask all of you for help. I am always interested in your ideas or photo requests. If you have any, please, leave me a Comment. I will do my best to get them and share them here on the blog.

For more on traveling to Walt Disney World in 2020, check out this article, Should I Go To Disney World Right Now? We Share Our Thoughts!

Be sure to follow @allearsnet on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Click below to subscribe to the AllEars® newsletter so you don’t miss any of the latest Disney news!

Click here to subscribe

Scott's "Photographic Innoventions" blog focuses on intermediate to advanced photography concepts and techniques relevant for Point and Shoot and Digital SLR cameras.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

One Reply to “My Walt Disney World Trip in September, 2020”

  1. I am here at Disney World right now. Sitting having my coffee in Pop Century’s restaurant. I’ve been an annual passholder for two years now and I’ve been averaging 2 to 3 trips a year. I was very excited to come when I heard about short lines and the opportunity to move around the parks with ease. Lines have been short. I can social distance easily. I feel completely safe. All that being said, the magic isn’t there. The emotional and psychological impact for my husband and I having to wear masks all the time is much worse than I anticipated. At home, when we go out, we leave our house without a mask. . . get into our car without a mask . . . put on a mask to walk into the restaurant for a min. or 2 and then sit at our table without a mask. At Disney we put on our mask as we leave our room . . . keep it on the entire walk to get coffee . . . take it off while we sit and drink coffee and then put it back on for the bus trip to the park . . . while walking through the park. . . In every attraction and on every ride. There are no shows or streetmesphere people. We have seen very few characters after 2 days in the parks. We do schedule a table service meal in the middle of the day even though park hours are short. We just need the break. Many of the food stands at Epcot were closed maybe because it was Wednesday… perhaps weekends would be different. All I can say is that I was desperately anxious to come back to Disney but now I spend much of my time being sad and I find that the delight my husband and I used to share, pointing and laughing at all the things we LOVE about Disney is gone. Disney doesn’t necessarily have the best rides of any park out there; it sells magic and atmosphere and delight… I would choose those ANY DAY !!!! But now, we just walk from attraction to attraction in masked silence.