Walt Disney World During Covid-19

After canceling two trips this past spring due to Covid-19, we finally made it back to our happy place this October. So how different is it? Do we recommend even going? Can it be fun with many resorts, restaurants, stage  shows, and nighttime fireworks not operating right now? And really, just how awful is it wear a mask for hours in 90 degree heat?

There were many pros and cons to this. In a nutshell, we had a great time and it was nice to feel somewhat normal in this crazy year we’ve all had to deal with. If you’ve been to Walt Disney World before, aren’t upset about wearing a mask, and go in with certain expectations I would say yes, go. If this is your first trip (and I did see people with 1st Visit buttons) I would say no. Wait it out and hope things return to normal somewhat soon. (Although recent reports suggest mask use and park reservations will be a thing well into 2021.)

Alright, let’s get to it….

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Drinks From Our Recent WDW Trip

Drinks from our recent WDW trip

January is usually my least favorite month. The holidays (and in my case, a lot of vacation days from my day job) are over and January is just blah and cold. The cure for this in 2020 was to schedule a nearly 2-week vacation to Florida to get us through most of the month.

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One Day in St. Augustine Florida

Since we go to Florida often, we like to do side trips from our main destination (which is usually Walt Disney World, of course). While Gary has been to St. Augustine before, I hadn’t. Since we knew someone who offered to let us borrow their vacation home for the night, St. Augustine became our side trip for our summer vacation this year. So…. St. Augustine, here we come!

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Dinner at Chef Mickey’s

Gary wearing a Goofy hat in front of Chef Mickey's

I have only been going to Walt Disney World since 2010. Gary and I were married on October 8th of that year, and 10/10/10 was the date I first stepped onto Disney property. We checked into Pop Century, went straight to Magic Kingdom (where my first ride was Stitch’s Great Escape!) and had dinner that night at Chef Mickey’s.

And it took us almost 9 years to return! Why? Well we like to try new places (I know, I know, so what’s with always going to Boma and ‘Ohana then?) and Chef Mickey’s is pricey. Since our most recent trip was all about getting a good value because we were on the dining plan, we decided to finally go back to Chef Mickey’s.

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Easter Egg Displays at Walt Disney World Resorts

A year ago this week we were vacationing in Disney World. Easter was on April Fool’s Day, and we arrived a few days later. On that trip we stopped by Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club resorts and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to check out the Easter egg displays. So while all the other Disney blogs can show you this year’s Easter egg display, I’m going in the way back machine to last year’s. 😀

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