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14 Things to Know If You’re Planning a Disney Trip After Reopening

Reader's Digest Logo By Meghan Jones of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 15: At face value, it certainly seems like exciting news: Disney World is open again! Specifically, Disney World's Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom opened on July 11, and Epcot and Hollywood Studios opened on July 15. But even Disney magic can't make the novel coronavirus miraculously go away. Just ask Hong Kong Disneyland, which, after reopening in June, closed again in July when cases rose. Any Disney trip you take carries risk with it as everyday people and massive companies alike contend with a virus about which so much is still unknown. Likewise, lots of things we're used to at the Disney parks are very different—or even temporarily gone—with the parks back open. Should you plan a Disney trip while COVID remains a threat? Here are some things to consider. Plus, learn more about the ways Disney World has changed since reopening.

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At face value, it certainly seems like exciting news: Disney World is open again! Specifically, Disney World's Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom opened on July 11, and Epcot and Hollywood Studios opened on July 15.

But even Disney magic can't make the novel coronavirus miraculously go away. Just ask Hong Kong Disneyland, which, after reopening in June, closed again in July when cases rose. Any Disney trip you take carries risk with it as everyday people and massive companies alike contend with a virus about which so much is still unknown. Likewise, lots of things we're used to at the Disney parks are very different—or even temporarily gone—with the parks back open. Should you plan a Disney trip while COVID remains a threat? Here are some things to consider. Plus, learn more about the ways Disney World has changed since reopening.

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