Since you might not be ready yet to take the family on an airplane or a long-distance road trip, here’s how to enjoy the Magic Kingdom FREE and virtually from home, including rides, parades, arts and crafts projects, recipes, and more.
Opening dates are July 11 for Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15. Disney Paris also opens in mid-July.
Disney Shanghai and Hong Kong Disney are already open, too, with social distancing rules.
This list of virtual things to do is for several Disney Parks, including Disneyland in California, Hong Kong Disney and Disney Paris.
New Rules for On-Site Visits
- Employees and guests will be required to wear face coverings and undergo temperature screenings before entering the parks.
- Disney will reduce capacity at the parks and temporarily suspend parades, fireworks and other events that create crowds.
- Cashless transactions will be expanded to enable contactless payments.
- Advance reservations are encouraged to manage reduced capacity.
- Hand-sanitizing stations will be available throughout Disney destinations.
Virtual Disney Rides
Take a FREE virtual Disney ride through all the dips, turns and fun at various Disney theme parks, including Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, without waiting on line.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, one of the newest attractions
Virtual Disney Parades
Everybody loves a parade.
Magic Happens Parade at Disneyland Resort in California.
Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom.
Virtual walkthrough of Magic Kingdom including Cinderella’s Castle.
Take a stroll through Disneyland Paris
Take a stroll through Hong Kong Disney Resort.
Virtual Disney Fireworks
See the Happily Ever After Fireworks burst over Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World Resort.
Virtual Disney Song and Dance
Sing along while watching Disney on Broadway 25th Anniversary Concert.
Watch the Disney Family Sing Along on ABC
Shake your hips and learn how to hula from Disney cast members in Hawaii.
Listen as The Dapper Dans share Disney musical magic from their homes.
Make Disney Inspired Recipes
Blend a cool and sweet Dole Whip using one big scoop of vanilla ice cream, four ounces of pineapple juice and two cups of frozen pineapple.
Cook a comforting grilled cheese sandwich with this recipe from Woody’s Lunch Box at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Whip up a Tres Leches Cake from Epcot.
Make sweet Disney Park Churro Bites.
Learn how to sketch some of the most popular Disney characters.
Draw Mickey Mouse with how-to tutorials on the Disney Parks YouTube channel.
Create Disney characters with step-by-step instructions from Art for Kids Hub on YouTube – one of the best FREE online resources for kids.
Enjoy Storytime With Disney Characters
Enjoy story time with characters from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and more.
Go Behind the Scenes
Learn how to design theme parks, engineer thrill rides and develop characters straight from Disney Imagineers in a free online program created in partnership with the Khan Academy and Pixar.
Interact with droids in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, test your Disney trivia, download official Disney playlists and more with Play Disney Parks, a mobile app that offers unique experiences and activities that bring the theme park environments to life.
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