2020 Disney Blue Main Gate/Self Admission Pass Blackout Dates


CMs can use their self admission and guests pass to make reservations at all the parks on some upcoming days except at DHS. DHS is still totally blocked out for the next 3 months.

Official link for cast members to check on blockout dates at all Disney Parks and make reservations: https://blockoutdates.disney.com/

park hours Nov 2020
Park hours for November 2020.

Park Hours starting September 8th:

Magic Kingdom: 9am – 6pm

EPCOT: 11am – 7pm

Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:  10am – 7pm


health and safety
Disney Health and Safety notice

Disney World’s new health and safety rules.

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

  • Reduced guest capacity in the parks through Fall 2020
  • Required face coverings for guests 2 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 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

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

Limited ride loads – now limited to about 12 guests instead of the usual 36.
Constant ride disinfecting.  It’s a Small World
splash mountain
Splash Mountain log being sanitized between guests.

Everyone over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask at all times, except when eating.

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No eating or drinking while walking around. You must be seated.
New cast member role: Enforcing mask policy and social distancing.
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Free standing hand washing stations.

There are 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.

Mary Poppims
Mary Poppins practicing social distancing at her meet and greet place with a cheery hello and wave at guests.
temperature screening
Temperature Screening stations at park entrances and in front of restaurants.

Crowd capacity will be limited to 30% through the summer, increasing to 50% in the fall.

park capacity
July 2020: 25% Daily park capacity limits. Was increased to 30% capacity in August.

No park hopping between parks anymore!

Cinderella Castle
January 2020 vs. July 2020: A whole new look for the Cinderella Castle.
Cinderella Castle
August 1, 2020
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.

golden Cinderella Castle


Cinderella castle
Main Street USA at sunset.

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!


wishables Two girls
Our Kingdom of Cuties Wishables.


We collected these Theme Park Wishables at both Disney World and Disneyland earlier this year. $9.99 each.  The castles are open stock.

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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 replies to “2020 Disney Blue Main Gate/Self Admission Pass Blackout Dates

  1. 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


    1. 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! 🙂


  2. Hi there! I realize this is sort of off-topic.
    Does building a well-established website such as yours take a large amount of work?
    I’m new to blogging.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my own experiences and views
    Please let me know if you have any recommendations or tips for new, aspiring bloggers.
    Thank you!


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