Planning a Walt Disney World trip after the Park’s COVID-19 re-opening has been more difficult for residents of certain states than for others.
In Spring 2020, Governor DeSantis (FL) enacted an order requiring anyone entering Florida from the tri-state area, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, to self-quarantine for 14 days. The order was put into place when New York and the surrounding areas were experiencing an extremely high rate of COVID-19 infections.
For most people, traveling to Florida for a Disney trip may only last 5-10 days. There is no doubt the 14-day quarantine affected certain guests’ decision on whether or not to delay their planned vacations.
As of August 5, 2020, Governor DeSantis signed an executive order lifting the travel restrictions for those arriving from the listed states. It is worth noting that on the flip side, those traveling from Florida to New York or New Jersey are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days and advise their state(s) of their recent travels, typically through a traveler health form issued upon return to the state.
For Disney fans who were traveling from New Jersey, New York, or Connecticut, looking to take advantage of Disney World’s shorter wait times and crowd levels, it appears that the process has gotten at least a fraction easier.
Will Disney World’s attendance numbers go up with the lifted restrictions?