Hello everyone ! Thank you all for the wonderful, positive posts in 2020 through now. Thinking about Disney in this trying time as been a life saver for me.
We are one of those families who had booked trips in late March 2020 when WDW closed. It was an 11 person, extended family trip aged 1 to 79 with mobility and dietary restrictions. I planned our week trip down to the 15 minute interval given everyone’s needs. I cried (at the office no less) when I heard Disney shut down.
BUT…we have rebooked for March/April 2021 and we’re staying at Shades of Green. I have two questions and one info bit for the Disneyrati:
Q1: I have a Beaches & Cream reservation for a day that we’re not going to the parks. is it possible to swim at Stormalong bay since we have the reservation. The ‘official’ Disney answer is no, but I’m wondering if anyone has heard/experienced anything different.
Q2: I know that the Int’l Gateway and Main Epcot gates open ‘officially’ at the same time, but if there is an early opening, do they both open at the same time? I’m trying for Remi via Int’l Gateway, which TP says is open (?)
Q3: How much time these days should I be allocating for COVID screening/security for each park? (The time between when you arrive and when you actually get in the park.) We plan looking at the apps the night before and seeing what time they really open and arriving then, mostly via Lyft.
Q4: Any sources on COVID outbreaks (if any) at WDW? I’ve been googling, but I don’t see any transmission in the Parks data. My 80yo mom has gotten the vaccine, but the middle aged adults (I’m one!) won’t have gotten by then. (We’re in CO and have been impressed at how well they’ve been rolling it out.)
–> I learned today from Disney’s call center that Early Morning Magic Minutes won’t go into effect until October. I was hoping for spring break.
I admit planning this time around is much harder because there is little info and everything keeps changing, so I’m just doing ‘guidelines’ and we’ll hope for the best.
Many Many thanks!