Video: Disney World Resorts Reopening—See Mickey for the First Time!

by | Jun 22, 2020 | WDW Blog, WDW Resorts

With Disney World resorts reopening today, we’re starting to get some of our first glimpses of the changes that resort guests can expect on their next visit.

Disney World Resorts Reopening Videos

The locations open today are just a select few Disney Vacation Club resorts, welcoming guests to enjoy luxury with just a little bit of eeriness in the oh-so-empty hallways. Here are just a few of those resorts that reopened today… scroll to the bottom to see OUR FIRST look at Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World since the park closures!

Your First Look at Mickey!

One of our favorite YouTubers, Prince Charming Dev, stopped by Topolino’s Terrace to experience socially-distanced dining at its best.

And he ran into some old friends! Dev’s video is the first look that YouTube has seen of Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World since the parks and resorts closed. We are so happy to see our old friend!

Heya Pal! Dev also takes you through the Riviera Resort and talks about the process of ordering breakfast.

I just need to pull this part out of the video to show you Dev’s face after seeing Mickey:

Prince Charming Dev Disney Resorts Reopen Video

We feel ya, Dev.

“Seeing Mickey Mouse for the first time in four months? It was everything I needed.”

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

4K WDW was on-hand today at Disney’s Polynesian Resort and has a little tour for those of you who want to see what the Poly looks like with COVID-19 outbreak safety protocols in place.

Highlights include an almost empty lobby, signage to remind guests of procedures, and yes, an individually-wrapped TV remote.

Disney’s Beach Club and BoardWalk Resorts

Here with the Ears walks us past masked Cast Members to, let’s admit it, see if Beaches and Cream is open for business! 🍨🍦

We’ll see a sneeze-guard in front of the hostess, and the QR code that you’ll need to scan to view the menu (Disney has opted for digital menus instead of disposable ones. Joe Rohde is somewhere smiling about that).

Are these videos giving you a sense of what to expect on your next visit to the Walt Disney World resorts?

We have word that new package bookings will start soon, and our friends at Destinations to Travel are the perfect pixie-dusters to get you on your way. Their services are free, and they can take care of all the little details you need handled to navigate all the new changes at our favorite place on Earth.


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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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