2020 Disney Vacations During COVID-19

Before booking any non-essential travel, please consult the rules for your home country and destination.  For Canadians, you can consult the Global Affairs website


Disneyland Paris - France

Disneyland Paris closed as of October 30, 2020.  If conditions allow, the resort will re-open on April 2, 2021.

There is reduced capacity and some resort hotels are not currently operating.  Enhanced health measures are in effect and recently, entertainment offerings were greatly reduced or cancelled.  

Entry into the park is being controlled through a reservation system.

Hong Kong Disneyland - Hong Kong SAR

The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort re-opened on February 19, 2021.

To keep up-to-date, visit:


Shanghai Disneyland - China

Shanghai Disneyland is open and as of August 24, 2020 is permitted to have 50% capacity.  To learn more about entry requirements, visit https://www.shanghaidisneyresort.com/en/one-day-general-admission-ticket-advanced-reservation/.

Tokyo Disneyland Resort - Japan

Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Sea, and Ikspiari, and resort hotels are open.

Enhanced health measures are in effect.  Character meetings are currently operating on a reservation system, although some entertainment offerings were greatly reduced or cancelled.  Disney Light the Night fireworks and Nightfall Glow parade are also operating (weather permitting).

Entry into the park is being controlled through fixed date tickets and a lottery system for annual passholders.


Currently, many countries still have closed borders for non-essential travel with the United States (including Canada which is currently in effect until March 21, 2021.  Check requirements in your home country prior to booking a vacation at a US-based Disney resort. 

Disneyland Resort - Anaheim, CA

The Downtown Disney district is currently open but theme parks are currently closed due to public health concerns.  No new reservations are being taken at this time, except for Disney Vacation Club members, who can book Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa as of May 2, 2021.

The opening of the Disneyland report is currently scheduled for April 30, 2021, when theme parks will open using a park reservation system to California residents.

For more information on park re-opening, visit https://disneyland.disney.go.com/experience-updates/.

Walt Disney World Resort - Orlando, FL

Visit DisneyWorld.com/Updates​ for more information on park reopening.

Theme Parks Are All Open

All theme parks are currently open and guests may visit with a valid park reservation.  In September 2020, all four theme parks will see a reduction in operating hours, although are extended most weekends.  Face masks and temperature screenings are required, and there are strict physical distancing measures in effect.  Rest areas where guests can relax without masks are available, with strict enforcement of social distancing.

There are no FastPass reservations, although with reduced crowd sizes, you should have no issues riding open attractions).

A modified park hopping process began on January 1, 2021.  Park to park transportation has resumed.

All fireworks, the water pageant, character spots and parades are not currently running.  Parades and character meetings have been replaced with cavalcades through each park at random times during the park hours.  Extra magic hours, and add-on evening parties (such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, EPCOT's Candlelight Processional, and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM) are on hiatus.  

Disney Springs and Boardwalk Area Are Open 

Disney Springs and the Boardwalk area are both open with reduced capacity, temperature screenings, face masks, and strict physical distancing requirements.​  Not all shopping, dining and experiences are currently available.

Disney Transportation

Disney Transportation will be up and running at reduced operating capacity, which means that there may be delays in getting to and from the places it services (such as theme parks, Disney Springs, and resort hotels. 

Disney's Magical Express is also operational at reduced operating capacity and will close permanently at the end of 2021.

Resort Hotels

Some Disney resorts and many of the non-owned Disney hotels on property are not open and will be phased-in.  For those who booked vacations prior to the closure, your reservations will be moved to one of the open resorts of Disney’s choice, with some amenities closed until further notice, such as fitness centers and some pools.  This means you may not get to stay where you want to stay.  It’s also important to note that entry into an open theme park is not guaranteed if you stay on property and you’ll be subject to the same reservation system as everyone else due to the lowering of attendance limits on the park.

If you are making a new reservation, Disney is offering a flexible cancellation policy that allows guests to modify or cancel Disney Resort hotel reservations right up until the date of check-in through April 30, 2021.

If you had booked the Disney Dining Plan package with your stay, you will be refunded that portion as the Disney Dining Plan is currently unavailable.  

Pin Trading

Trading with Cast Members has been temporarily paused during COVID-19.  Pin Boards are still available at select locations in Disney Parks, Disney Resorts, and Disney Shopping Districts.  For some general guidelines, visit our Disney Pin Trading During COVID-19 page. 

Limited-edition merchandise may not be available on any Disney properties as many items are now sold online at ShopDisney.com until further notice, many of which require the use of the MerchPass system.