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Here are 10 pandemic changes that will greet you at Walt Disney World
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Here are 10 pandemic changes that will greet you at Walt Disney World

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Mickey Mouse poses in his Christmas attire. While holiday offerings are different this year, guest can still see decorations through the parks and characters in their holiday best from afar.

Despite the warnings about traveling, Disney World can be irresistible. So, if you’re thinking of spending some holiday time in the Land of the Mouse, you’ll want to note that things just aren’t the same there.

COVID-19 has complicated the rules.

Recently, Disney CEO Bob Chapek told investors that the maximum capacity of its theme parks would increase to 35%, up from 25%, because its parks in Orlando, Florida, were seeing high demand and strong attendance, according to ClickOrlando.com.

It still won’t look like how it used to.

Since the parks reopened in July, COVID-19 has changed the Disney park experience, with a reservation system in place to control how many people are inside at a time. There is also a bunch of social distancing rules to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading among visitors and employees (guests and cast members in Disney talk).

And just like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Disney has canceled Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year because of the novel coronavirus. Disney is still promising to deliver “holiday magic in other creative ways” throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

Whether you’ve already visited the parks post-COVID or you’re headed there for the first time since the pandemic began, here are 10 things you need to know before you arrive at the “Happiest Place on Earth”:

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