2020 Disney World Cast Member Blackout Dates

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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

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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
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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.

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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.

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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%.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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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

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Tree of Life Wishable

Tot wishable

Tower of Terror Wishable

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46 thoughts on “2020 Disney World Cast Member Blackout Dates

  1. Alyssa Durbin says:

    What about blackout dates in the spring?

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  2. The blackout dates are posted for three months (current month + next two months). They do get revised, generally removing blackout days, so it’s always good to check the official website.

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  3. Allie says:

    Is there anyway to see what the blackout dates were at Disneyland in March 2015? I am trying to compare and plan ahead for this year but cannot find them anywhere!

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  4. Kent says:

    Wonder if anyway You could let me know the blackout days for June 2016!? Or how sure I could find on post!? Because I need to reserve vacations time from work as well as ordering airline tickets! My family friend worked for 22 years and retiring right now and inviting us to Disney in Orlando! Looking forward to your reply!

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  5. Kelsey says:

    Hello! Historically, have CMs and their guest been blocked-out of the final days of Food and Wine? Trying to plan a November trip and I can’t remember from previous years. Thanks!

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  6. Megan Harney says:

    When can I expect May block out dates? I feel like they are typically already posted! We are coming up on our “60 Day” mark. Any idea how the new blockout categories will affect May dates?

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  7. Lexie says:

    My family and I will be there for the first week of May and we are so anxious to finalize our plans when the dates come out! What is taking so long?!

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  8. Megan Harney says:

    They are up! May and June were released this morning and they are MUCH better than last year. The only blackout dates are for Magic Kingdom over Memorial Day Weekend. Does that look right to you?

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  9. disneymom says:

    So excited as we are going in mid May and no blackout dates (yet)! Thanks for the info! Now just trying to see what day(s) my daughter can be off with us lol!

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  10. Marsha says:

    Hi can I ask what the cards before the chip and dales look like? Just the park Hoper guess pass? Is it white with the words Disney Parks in bluish or purplish on front and the CMs name on back? And and they still good if they’re using the chip in dale ones lol the expire December 15th. Just making sure!!

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  11. Stephanie says:

    What are the blackout dates for December 19 and December 20 2016

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    • Disney is only posting 2 months now of blockout dates – this month and the next months – as opposed to the three that they were posting on the Blockout Calendar.
      The December dates will be posted after November 1st.

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  12. Lauren says:

    I’m anxious to see the November disneyworld block out dates. It’s September so I thought they’d be up now. Any guesses for nov 5-13?
    Thanks

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    • They are only doing 2 months now, not 3 months so that there’s less adjusting, especially for MK.

      Based on last year, there won’t be any blockout days for any of the passes, including the 2016 Holiday Celebration Passes coming out next month.

      Have fun!

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  13. I’m a cast member out in California and I wanted to plan a visit to WDW next July (2017). While I realize that block outs aren’t updated this soon, do you still have a copy of July 2016’s block out calendar? I’d like to attempt to gauge the best time to book my timeshare AND use my MEP.
    Thanks!

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    • We think there must be a new VP in charge of blockout days, because Summer 2016 was drastically different than every other summer!

      There were hardly any blockout days at any of the parks!!!

      Have fun planning your trip! Weather is the same every day from June through August, same summer crowds (except 4th of July weekend, peak of awfullness), same hot and humid weather with downpours every day! Bring a poncho and sandals!
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      https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2016/07/02/summer-2016-blockout-dates-for-disney-parks/

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      • Thanks!
        We actually went back for the first time in 10 years this past June for a two week visit and only encountered one day of rain, and late in the day at that. And what a relief! Otherwise, it was scorching hot. Previously we had gone in August on two separate occasions, (the first year we arrived the same day Katrina hit)and actually preferred the weather much better then. But I didn’t get employed with Disney until last month. And that’s a game changer. The first two years, the kids were younger and free, so it wasn’t so expensive. Not so much this last time. But with not having to purchase a 10 day pass for 5, in addition to having free accommodations, makes a return trip so soon a little more feasible. Of course, being a new employee may prevent my taking a vacation that time of year, especially before my first anniversary. Been thinking about some of the International parks as well….Paris is high on the list. My son really want’s to go to Tokyo, but of course, it does not accept the Main Entrance Pass. So it all remains to be seen, but, I have to say, membership most certainly does have it’s privileges!

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  14. Doreen Thomas says:

    How do I enroll in Disney entertainment benefits?

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  15. Jenny C says:

    Hello, do you have historical block out dates in March for WDW? Planning a trip to Orlando with some friends. Thanks!

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  16. Elica Quinones says:

    Question….. me as a spouse of a cast member, what benefits do i have with my main gate pass?
    Does it includes parking at the parks?

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  17. Emmett W. says:

    I see you don’t monetize your blog.
    Good blog.

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  18. Edisney says:

    Hi,
    Have you got any historical date for August-September time? Just become a cast member and already have a trip booked for that time so can’t move it. hub is taking a while to come through for the start of employment though- hence any advice on whether I’m likely to be able to take advantage of the discounted hotels and passes around this time would be great- otherwise I need to get booking somewhere else!!

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  19. Daniell W. says:

    For a spouse pass is there a limit how many times we can bring guests a year?

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  20. Andre says:

    Thank you so much for posting this every year. It makes it so easy for us to see the blackout dates and plan ahead with our family!

    Best wishes!

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  21. Ruth says:

    If i use holiday family ticket in block out dates, will they really stop me and my family enter the park?

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