PHOTOS - First look at the Magic Kingdom's reopening following the COVID-19 shutdown

Jul 07, 2020 in "Magic Kingdom"

Magic Kingdom reopening from COVID-19 closure

The Magic Kingdom will reopen to guests on July 11 after being closed for nearly 4 months due to COVID-19, and previews of the new park experience begin today.

Disney has introduced extensive health and safety measures for both cast and guests which includes temperature screening, mandatory use of masks, social distancing and enhanced cleaning.

We will be bringing you updates throughout today in our Magic Kingdom reopening gallery. Keep checking back for new pictures.

Cast Member previews take place July 7 and 8, Passholder previews take place July 9 and 10, with reopening to guests with Disney Park Pass reservations on July 11.

See all the updates throughout the day in our Magic Kingdom reopening gallery.

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Article Posted: Jul 07, 2020 / 8:01am ET
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FeelsSoGoodToBeBad19 days ago

This looks busier, but not crazy-busy, like I would have expected. What was your feeling today at MK?

wdwmagicSep 03, 2020

Today at the Magic Kingdom

wdwmagicAug 18, 2020

Yes a head count is the way to go. I would say crowds are still similar to back in July. I don't believe there has been any changes made so far.

MisterPenguinAug 18, 2020

Telephoto lens. Look how the castle looks like it's literally in Main Street. That's a huge space in reality, and if you count heads, you'll see there's very low density of people there.

EPCOT-O.G.Aug 18, 2020

Huh. Looks more crowded. How does it feel there?

LittleBufordAug 18, 2020

The castle still isn’t working for me . . .

wdwmagicAug 18, 2020

A look at Main Street U.S.A. from today.

TrainChasersAug 01, 2020

Oh that’s nice that a shortened spiel is playing. Better than “dead” silent.

peter11435Aug 01, 2020

I don’t know if this has been posted but it’s been that way since the park reopened. It alternates through at least two versions of a shortened spiel.

castlecake2.0Aug 01, 2020

Not sure if this has been posted or not, but the stretching room audio in haunted mansion has been shortened to "welcome foolish mortals to the haunted mansion, there is no turning back now". I heard it today but obviously could not stand and wait to record it as the time has to keep moving.

MisterPenguinJul 31, 2020

And the whole month...

RSoxNo1Jul 31, 2020

Mahk's channel is hilarious.

TrainChasersJul 31, 2020

Mickey taking the guest temperatures made me laugh out loud.