We thought we would post the upcoming blockout dates for using your Disney guest passes for all four WDW theme parks for the next few months in case family and friends are planning a visit to Orlando to see you!
New official link for cast members to check on blockout dates at all Disney Parks: https://blockoutdates.disney.com/
November 2019 – January 2020: The blockout dates for the 4 WDW parks are below.
Just Christmas Week is blocked out for using your self admission pass.
Several upcoming block-out days are scheduled for using your guest and Family Holiday Celebration passes at MK.
Only New Years Eve is blocked out for self admission at Epcot.
There are currently only 4 scheduled block-out days for using your guest and Family Holiday Celebration passes at Epcot.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
There are currently only 3 scheduled blockout days scheduled for using your self admission pass at DAK.
There are currently 11 blockout days scheduled around Christmas Week for using your guest and Family Holiday Celebration passes at DAK.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened August 29th and Phase 2 opens in late January 2020!
All of December and all of January are blocked out for using your self admission passes at DHS.(Thanks Star Wars!)
All of December and all of January are blocked out for using your guest and Family Holiday Celebration passes at DHS. (Thanks Star Wars!)
Phase 1 opened August 29, 2019. Phase 2 will open in early 2020.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge 14 acres of fun!
Shhhh….There’s a small hidden Millennium Falcon in the wing of the Millennium Falcon at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! Have you seen it???
Nov. 10, 2019: At the taping on Sunday afternoon. Shaggy, Matthew Morrison, Baby Spice, Sting.
Interested in seeing the taping of the annual Disney Parks Holiday Christmas Specials?
It’s happening all over Disney World Nov. 7 – 10th this year.
Taping announcement for early November.
Mickey and Minnie in their holiday outfits.
Brand new Mickey Jingle sipper at DAK.
These huge ornaments at Epcot France are so pretty!
October 13, 2019 – February 13, 2020!
The 2019-2020 Disney Family Holiday Celebration started on October 13th!
40% off merchandise discount! Whoo-hoo!
Interested in using your complimentary Holiday Celebration guests passes?
There are blockout days for those too! They linked the blockout days to using your guests passes to make it easier this year.
Seeing Main Street USA through my Christmas Mickey Ears.
We love Blizzard Beach! ❤
Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon: Free Admission for Cast Members!
Update: Blizzard Beach Will Have a Longer Than Usual Refurbishment Closure
Blizzard Beach closed for refurbishment beginning on September 8, 2019 and will not reopen until January 2020.
Each of Disney’s water parks is refurbished annually, typically between October to March. The refurbishment schedule is staggered so guests can enjoy at least one water park experience year-round.
This year, additional refurbishment work and enhancements to Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park will result in a longer annual downtime.
When it reopens in January 2020, Typhoon Lagoon will close the next day for its refurbishment, January – March 2020.
Comments about the Disney Water Parks: Cast members can get into the Disney water parks for free ($69 value). You can also buy 1/2 price tickets ($34.50) for family and friends at the gate. Cast members must be present with their guests.
Please note that the water parks close when the temperature falls below 65 degrees (the water is not heated) or if thunderstorms/lightning are nearby.
Pay attention to the upcoming scheduled blackout days! Christmas Week December 22 – 31, 2019 is blocked out.
Discounted (10% off) ticket rates: Discounted Tickets for Cast Members.
Remember, CMs can buy discounted park tickets for their guests at the Company D store to use on blocked out days.
Discounted CM ticket prices.
Car parking is now $25 a day.
Parking at all the theme parks is currently $25/day.
Remember, cast members get free parking. Just show your ID badge at the gate.
They are now more consistently checking Annual Pass Holders IDs for free parking at the entrance gate. And the guards at the resorts are questioning all guests if they have a resort or dining reservation at the resort before allowing guests to park.
Read more here: Disney Increase Parking Fees to $25 a Day
You can see how the blockout dates line up with this 2019 crowd forecast:
We actually think the 2nd week in December is good! Typically light crowds.
The Magic Kingdom is open extended for “Extra Extra Magic Hours” this fall. Extra time to play if you like to get up early…6am!
The holidays are an extra magical time at the Magic Kingdom!
We’ve written two books about our time working as cast members at Disney World.
Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
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!
Two Disney Sisters
Frozen 2 opens November, 22, 2019!
Tickets go on sale November 4th
Meeting Princess Anna and Queen Elsa in the Norway Pavilion when NO ONE knew who these two new princesses were!
Our Frozen costumes.
Our Frozen costumes!