Come With Us! Today’s Annual Pass Preview at Animal Kingdom

by | Jul 9, 2020 | Animal Kingdom, WDW Blog, WDW News

We’re going to the Annual Pass Preview at Animal Kingdom today, and we’re taking you with us!

Julie is on the ground, reporting on all of the new procedures, and from the looks of it, some really short wait time for all of the rides!

Check out our post on Julie’s experience with entering the park. We think you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to zip through security and the temperature screening!

Plan Your Adventure

The first thing I do at Animal Kingdom is grab a map. Julie snapped a pic of hers to show us the guidelines from Disney:

coronavirus animal kingdom map guidelines Annual Pass Preview at Animal Kingdom

Photo by Julie De la Fe

As you can see, Disney is trying to outline the new procedures as clearly as possible so that we all know what to do when we get hungry at the park. The My Disney Experience app is going to come in handy now more than ever. It is your one-stop-app for all things food.

If you haven’t tried Mobile Order before, now is the time to get comfortable with it!

Social Distance and Safety in the Parks

Inside the Annual Pass preview at Animal Kingdom, there are a few changes of note.

Of course, everyone is wearing masks. There are markers on the ground to show you where—and where not—to go, and constant reminders to stay apart from other groups.

Six feet apart sign Annual Pass Preview at Animal Kingdom

Signs remind guests to social distance from other parties. Photo by Julie de la Fe

Even the trash cans are getting in on the fun. If only they could talk.

And the safety of the animals is top priority as always. There is signage advising guests to keep a safe distance from the some animals who may be susceptible to COVID-19.

Animal Kingdom Social Distancing

Photo by Julie De la Fe

Relaxation Stations

relaxation station Disney World

Photo by Julie De la Fe

We hear you! You don’t like wearing a mask, we know! No one really likes to, but it’s one small action we can take to keep everyone safe.

Disney understands, so these Relaxation Stations have been created to give you a break from your oh-so-fashionable mask.

pizzafari relaxation station animal kingdom

Photo by Julie De la Fe

These are open areas dedicated to letting your face breathe. The Pizzafari relaxation station offers a lil something extra—air conditioning!

Animal Trails and Attractions

There is a higher chance of exposure to COVID-19 in compact areas, so Disney is working to keep the traffic moving in one direction and minimize contact with other groups.

On trails, where you could once enter or exit on either side, now have a designated entrance.

Enter here sign for Otter Grotto

Otter Grotto has a designated entrance and exit. Photo by Julie de la Fe

The lines for your favorite attractions could look a bit different, too. Here is a peek at the Expedition Everest queue, separating guests just before boarding.

Covid-19 Line dividers at Disney World

Photo by Julie De la Fe

No word yet on whether or not the Disco Yeti is wearing a mask, but we’re sure Joe Rohde is on top of it.

Join us on Instagram to see Julie’s adventures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom right now! We are so excited about the reopening, and as always, dedicated to helping you plan for your next trip. For the latest updates as the parks reopen, subscribe to our newsletter!

Written by Rain Blanken

Written by Rain Blanken

Rain Blanken is the frying pan-wielding editorial director for WDW Magazine. She is a published author who has been working in digital media for 15 years. She is a DVC Member, WDW Annual Pass holder, former Disney Vacation Planner, and would live inside Boma if they would just stop checking under the tables at night. Did you like this article? Tip Rain in tartar sauce...

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