Disney will allow some passholders in for a preview ahead of reopening

    Disney has announced that it will be allowing some annual passholders into either the Magic Kingdom or Animal Kingdom parks for a special preview ahead of reopening to the public.

    Annual passholders were sent an email on Monday to register for the events. Capacity was limited and reservations were given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    The availability calendar showed that reservations were no longer available for passholders on July 11, the day Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom reopen. It also showed that reservations were no longer available for July 12-15. Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot reopen on July 15.

    The email remained passholders that face coverings are required for guests ages 2 and up, and that there will be temperature checks at select locations.

    With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Disney World will be limiting capacity at its parks when they reopen. To help manage attendance, all visitors will need to secure a park reservation for specific days.

    Disney’s Florida theme parks have been closed since March 15 because of COVID-19. Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the world’s most-visited theme park, accounting for more than 20 million visitors in 2018.