2020 Disney Blue Main Gate/Self Admission Pass Blackout Dates


This is not good news for cast members.

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Total blockout this summer IF the Disney World parks reopen as planned.

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Disney World is currently reopening mid-July 2020

June 19, 2020:  Disney World announces new health and safety rules.

The new Disney World COVID-19 health and safety protocols for guests include:

  • Reduced guest capacity in the parks
  • Required face coverings for guests 3 years old and older
  • Temperature checks for all guests prior to entering the parks
  • Physical distancing throughout the parks
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting, especially in high-traffic areas
  • Additional handwashing and hand sanitizer locations
  • Contactless payments at shops and restaurants


Health and safety guidelines for Disney cast members will include:

  • Required face coverings and temperature checks
  • Adjusting work practices to promote physical distancing
  • Increased cleaning in work areas
  • Encouraged to stay home when ill

Temperature checks and masks for everyone. (This was at Hong Kong Disneyland on June 18, 2020 the first day it reopened.)

Everyone will be temperature screened before entering the parks.  No one allowed in with a temperature above 100.4 degrees.


Limited ride loads:  This ride at Hong Kong is now limited to about 12 guests instead of the usual 36.

Everyone over the age of 3 will be required to wear a mask at all times, except when eating.

hand washing

Free standing hand washing stations.

There will be new hand washing and Purell stations deployed throughout the park.

Social distancing signs will be everywhere.

No firework shows, parades, or character meet and greets.

Crowd capacity will be limited to 30%.

park capacity

Expected daily capacity upon reopening.

No park hopping between parks anymore.

Cinderella Castle

January 2020 vs. July 2020: A whole new look for the Cinderella Castle.


We are on the fence about this new look. We like the blue turrets and golden accents, but the pink is a little too pink.


cinderella castle

New official link for cast members to check on blockout dates at all Disney Parks: https://blockoutdates.disney.com/

mk blockout

Total blockout for CMs this summer at all 4 parks IF the parks reopen as planned.

castle reopening

July 11th!!!


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♪♫♪ A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you’re fast asleep…..♪♫♪♫♪♪♫♪

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

book Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!



We collected these Theme Park Wishables at both Disney World and Disneyland earlier this year. $9.99

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Magic Kingdom Wishable (this one is open stock).

epcot wishable

Epcot Wishable


Tree of Life Wishable

Tot wishable

Tower of Terror Wishable


200 thoughts on “2020 Disney Blue Main Gate/Self Admission Pass Blackout Dates

  1. […] There are some Blackout Dates dates throughout the year, mainly effecting the Magic Kingdom guest passes. As those times are […]


  2. […] Link to check any upcoming  Blockout Days: Disney Blockout Days […]


  3. Candice says:

    Do you wonderful ladies happen to have an archive of this year’s blockout dates? Trying to think of what June in WDW looks like for 2018 blockout dates.


  4. Wendell Leverett says:

    You can definitely see your skills in the articles you write.


  5. Hi,

    I’m a french Disney Employee in Disney France Studios. I love your website et your advice 😀

    I would like to know if you think that the HDS will be blocked even in September and ocotbre. It seems so long :O


    • Bon jour!

      We do not expect DHS to be blocked out for cast members using their self admission cards. You will be able to get in no problem.

      We do expect that guests passes will be blocked all summer through Labor Day weekend (September 3rd), and then blocked weekends through the end of October (Halloween).

      Thanks for reading our Disney blog!

      Have a magical day! 🙂


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