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  • Writer's pictureCollin Brazan

The parks will be different when they reopen, but what will stay the same?

Updated: May 16

As the COVID-19 situation continues, more uncertainty raises about the timing regarding reopening for businesses across the country. Whenever businesses reopen, there will likely be a new normal standard for quite some time, as the lingering and serious nature of the coronavirus means public safety will be at an all-time high. Discussions are ongoing about what that might mean for the Disney theme parks, but one certainty is the something will be different to ensure guest safety.

Though rumors and speculation are abundant and should be taken with caution, how attractions, shows and restaurants are able to handle crowds in the immediate future remains to be seen. Having questions regarding the operation of a vacation destination you care about is a natural response, but there is comfort in knowing that some vacation favorites will never change.

As has become commonplace in the parks, new lands and attractions are always on the horizon. There is always something new to look forward to, a new experience to anticipate and dream about. With attractions still coming based on TronRatatouilleMoana and more, the anticipation and newness of the parks will remain as strong as ever.

The typical favorites will still be around, too. The foods, smells and must-experience locations will not disappear, nor will they change. The same resorts, the same menus and the same parks will still be around, and there will always be the opportunity to continue some portion of family traditions in every location.

Above all else, the Disney destinations will still hold fast to their ability to bring family and friends together. All locations still offer the possibility to step away from the stresses and pressures of the real world, and to present guests with the opportunities to grow closer together. Just because there might be a new normal doesn’t mean the opportunity for connection will be any less powerful as it ever has been at Disney.

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