2020 Disney World Cast Member Blockout Dates


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Disney Springs closed all shopping and dining establishments on March 16th. All resorts will close March 20th.


March 12, 2020:  Thursday evening, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida released the following statement saying:

“In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15th, through the end of the month,” a Disney spokesperson said.

The Walt Disney Company will pay its cast members during that closure period. The hotel at Walt Disney World resort will remain open until further notice. The retail and dining at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World will remain open.

Domestic Walt Disney Company employees who are able to work from home are being asked to do so, including those at The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Direct-to-Consumer, and Parks, Experiences and Products. We will continue to stay in close contact with appropriate officials and health experts.”

Disney World resort employs more than 75,000 people, making it the largest single-site employer in the United States.

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March 12, 2020 announcement:  The theme parks are closing.


March 16th – ????

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March 16, 2020 Update: Disney announced that DIsney Springs and all Disney Stores in North America are closing March 17, 2020.


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How much we love this place! ❤

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/

February 2020 – April 2020:  The blockout dates for the 4 WDW parks are below.

Magic Kingdom:


There are no scheduled upcoming blockout days for self admission at the Magic Kingdom.


Several upcoming block-out days are scheduled for using your guest passes at MK.


The Disney Family Holiday Passes expire on February 13, 2020.



There are no scheduled upcoming blockout days for self admission at Epcot.


There are no scheduled upcoming blockout days for Guest Passes at Epcot.


The Disney Family Holiday Passes expire on February 13, 2020.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:


There are no scheduled upcoming blockout days for self admission at DAK.


There is currently only 1 scheduled block-out day for using your guest passes at DAK.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

NOTE:  Disney’s Hollywood Studios:  Star Wars:  Galaxy’s Edge opened August 29th and Rise of the Resistance opened December 5, 2019!  Both main gate and guest passes are still blocked out all spring!


DHS is totally blocked out for using any passes through Spring/Easter Break.

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Phase 2: Rise of the Resistance opened December 5, 2019. Guests LOVE the new ride!!!

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge  14 acres of fun!

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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???



The Holiday Celebration – and 40% merch discount ends February 13, 2020!

The 2019-2020 Disney Family Holiday Celebration ends February 13, 2020!
40% off merchandise discount is still in effect until then! Whoo-hoo!



We love Blizzard Beach! ❤

Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon:  Free Admission for Cast Members!

Update:  Typhoon Lagoon is currently closed for refurbishment and will not reopen until March 2020.

Both of Disney’s water parks are refurbished annually, typically between October to March. The refurbishment schedule is staggered so guests can enjoy at least one water park experience year-round.

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.

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Next blockout dates coming up are April 5th – 19th, 2020 (Easter holiday weeks).


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Company D

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.

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Prices good through 12/31/2020. Note CM discount is only available for Flexible Date tickets.

7 day Fast Passes

You can book Fast Passes at least 7 days out.



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



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Cheers to the new year! #2020

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

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

Have a magical day!



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Once upon a time…

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Yes, we did!!! 🙂 #TwoDisneyPrincesses



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9 thoughts on “2020 Disney World Cast Member Blockout Dates

  1. Barbara Moore says:

    I love your book.


  2. Unweaglet says:

    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?


  3. CrowsGirl15 says:

    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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