2020 Disney World Cast Member Blockout Dates


CMs can use their self admission and guests pass to make reservations at all the parks on same days except at DHS.
Park Hours July 2020
All the parks are open 10 hours a day now, except for the water parks which are still closed. Park hours are being reduced 2 hours at each park on Sept. 8th.

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.
New hours starting November 27th. Note Epcot’s short hours! 12pm – 8pm.

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.
hand washing
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



9 replies to “2020 Disney World Cast Member Blockout Dates

  1. We are using chip n dale park hopper passes with a family member. This is a big trip for our family as our son has autism. We were told by our family member, who is a cast member, that the chip n dale passes do NOT work for fast passes. Is that true?


    1. We don’t think that information is true unless something has changed recently.

      We know lots of people that have used Chip & Dale passes – which are regular
      single day Park Hopper Tickets linked to a cast member – to get Fast Passes at the Park.

      Maybe it’s that you can’t prebook the Fast Passes before your arrival?
      The C&D tickets have a digit code like all tickets and you just use that.

      Have a magical trip!


  2. Do you still have a copy of the cast Block-out dates from last July? I’m trying to plan a trip for the last weekend in July, and though I know it’s not guaranteed, I’m hoping for some inkling of whether I should be worried about that weekend…I figured it couldn’t hurt to ask!


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