PHOTOS - Santa visits Disney Springs on Lake Buena Vista

Nov 18, 2020 in "Disney Springs"

Santa Claus on the lake at Disney Springs 2020
Posted: Wednesday November 18, 2020 12:09pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus are now visiting guests at Disney Springs, from a socially distanced boat ride on the lake.

You can catch them most days throughout the holiday anywhere along the water at Disney Springs from 11am and through December 24 2020.

Today they were departing from the West Side dock near to House of Blues, turning around by Rainforest Cafe, and returning to the West Side.

COVID-19 physical distancing means that Santa is unable to take up his usual spot for meet and greets in the Marketplace.

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High Bay 4Dec 31, 2020

Social distancing was a problem in only 1 line. The family behind us at ROTR was all over us. A dad and 3 kids and dad didn’t seem to care. 🤷🏻‍♂️

TrainChasersDec 31, 2020

Good to hear. It’s weird not being there... I’m always at WDW for New Years!

High Bay 4Dec 31, 2020

Just left the Studios. Got in 7 rides in just over 7 hours with lunch and some shopping mixed in. Crowds were about what I expected for NYE. Mask compliance was exceptional! Going back after dinner.

mimitchi33Dec 31, 2020

Yup! It's likely due to the COVID restrictions that limit capacity.

High Bay 4Dec 31, 2020

Back up at 3:45 🎉

High Bay 4Dec 31, 2020

Rock ‘N Roller Coaster has been down since about 3:00 😞

TrainChasersDec 31, 2020

Probably the lowest wait times for 12/31 ever.

mimitchi33Dec 31, 2020

Current wait times: Mad Tea Party, Tomorrowland Speedway: 5 minutes Dumbo, Living with the Land, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Triceratop Spin, Journey Of The Little Mermaid, Vacation Fun, Carousel of Progress: 10 minutes Haunted Mansion, Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy, Walt Disney Presents: 15 minutes Alien Swirling Saucers, The Barnstormer, Gran Fiesta Tour, The Seas With Nemo and Friends: 20 minutes Kilimanjaro Safaris, Mickey's Philharmagic: 25 minutes Astro Orbiter, Journey Into Imagination with Figment, Winnie the Pooh, Prince Charming Carousel, Toy Story Mania!: 30 minutes Expedition Everest, Muppet*Vision 3D: 35 minutes Buzz Lightyear, It's A Small World, It's Tough To Be A Bug!, Peter Pan's Flight, Star Tours: 40 minutes Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Carribean, Spaceship Earth: 45 minutes Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway: 50 minutes Kali River Rapids, Space Mountain: 55 minute wait Dinosaur, Jungle Cruise, Mission Space: 60 minute wait Frozen Ever After, Rock 'N Roller Coaster: 65 minute wait Flight of Passage: 70 minutes Seven Dwarves Mine Train, Splash Mountain: 75 minutes Slinky Dog Dash, Soarin: 80 minutes Millenium Falcon: 85 minutes Tower of Terror: 90 minutes Test Track: 105 minutes You can tell it's crowded today, but not as crowded as usual due to the current situation...

TrainChasersDec 31, 2020

My first time not being at Disney for New Years since 2004!

ThelazerDec 31, 2020

Not happening. Just like Universal and Disney could have increased capacity just for one day (today)

jrhwdwDec 31, 2020

Yes! MOUCAT Cavalcades today! At least Santa anyway!

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