One ride queue has just gotten a lot more fun! The Dumbo play area has reopened at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Play areas are have remained closed since Disney World’s reopening in July 2020. This is due to them being a high touch area and would not be regulated for previous social distancing measures. This comes as great news for parents who can now better entertain their little ones and get their wiggles out in an interactive air conditioned playground before getting on the ride.
Previously, families would enter the attraction queue until they got to the play area. Cast Members would give parents a pager and the children would be able to play until the pager went off and then families could get on the ride. However, there are now some changes to the play areas that are being implemented.
Pagers will not be available at this time. Families will enter the queue as usual, and exit to the play area when they get to it. When the kids are done playing, families will get back into the line at the same location where they got off to enter the play area.
The play area at the Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction is sure to be just the first of the play areas that will be opening. Other queues with play areas include the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Splash Mountain. Other interactive experiences in the parks may begin to open up as well such as the Boneyard kids dig area in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We will most likely be seeing these high touch areas begin to open as the months go one as Disney attempts to return to normalcy.
What are your thoughts on the Dumbo play area reopening in Walt Disney World? Have your kids played in the play areas before? Which one is your favorite. Let us know in the comments below.
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