Five Things I Love About The Disney Parks Right Now

Disney Parks have begun welcoming guests through their gates once again, and while things are certainly different as we struggle through the pandemic, there is still magic to be found. Focusing on the little things in life has never been more important and that goes double for your Walt Disney World vacation. Here are five things that I love about Disney Parks right now.

Five Things I Love About The Disney Parks Right NowFive Things I Love About The Disney Parks Right Now

Limited Merchandise Competition. That's right, you know exactly what I'm talking about. You see an awesome souvenir you want online but everyone else happens to want it as well. Do we need to even talks about the mass buyers that just turn around and sell stuff on ebay? With the Parks limited in capacity and reservations needed for entry the shopping game has a newly leveled field.

Merchandise At World of DisneyMerchandise At World of Disney

Spontaneous Character Interactions. When I was young you never knew when or where one of your favorite Disney Characters would pop up for a chat. In recent decades that has been replaced in the Florida Parks with long queues for structured meet and greets. Right now it seems like everything old is new again, and this includes more of Disney's greatest interacting (at a distance of course) with fans throughout Disney Parks.

Anna Goes For A Carriage RideAnna Goes For A Carriage Ride

Better Pictures. I have been known to stand in once place in a Park for five or ten minutes with my camera held up to my face trying to get the perfect shot without people in it. Crowd cropping is a Disney skill I have refined over at least four decades of Disney photography. Right now though, everyone can snap the picture they've been dreaming of without the stress of the crowd crop holding them back. So take your camera and snap away, this might not last for log.

Prayer Flags and the Forbidden MountainPrayer Flags and the Forbidden Mountain

Quieter Restaurants With More Intimate Dining. Fewer guests in the Parks means fewer people in the restaurants. This, coupled with tables that are at least spaced six feet away from each other has created a more pleasant dining experience where you aren't rushed, you can hear everyone at your table without them having to shout, and you don't feel like the guests at the table next to you are actually sitting with you.

Inside Chef Mickey'sInside Chef Mickey's

Shorter Queue Lines. Limited capacity has it's advantages and a big one is shorter lines. Guests have been reporting that they were easily able to ride everything they wanted in a day, and even do their favorites multiple times. This isn't the result of strategic planning and racing from one attraction to the next, but instead it's happening organically as a result of reduced crowds.

I'm digging the overall laid back feeling that pervades the Disney Parks at the moment. It's a bit nostalgic for me, harkening back to before the entire world needed to get in their Disney vacation. No, it's not the same without parades, fireworks, and stage shows. However, when you take the time to accentuate the positive there is still plenty to love.

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