Senior editor Jamie Biesiada visited the Walt Disney World Resort on a media trip hosted by Disney, experiencing the property for the first time since March 2020.
There are some notable differences in visits to Disney’s theme parks now and before the pandemic, but the experience is still fun and, most importantly, feels safe.
One of the first big differences to the theme park experience is that in addition to having a ticket to enter a park, you also have to have a park reservation. In peak times those can be hard to come by.
It’s a phenomenon that’s overtaken the entire attraction and activities marketplace over the course of the pandemic: You can’t just drop in; you need a dated and, sometimes, time-stamped reservation to enter.
There are also new health and safety protocols to meet. In addition to undergoing a security check before entering a park, you have to have your temperature…