5 tips for planning your Walt Disney World trip in 2020

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Planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation can be months, even years, in the making.

There’s deciding on which of the four theme parks and two water parks to visit, where to stay, where to eat, what experiences to make time for and how to navigate around the 40-square-mile resort (which is about the size of San Francisco).

The coronavirus pandemic has been a big game-changer, with Disney World closing in March and gradually reopening in phases starting in May, with new guidelines, procedures and temporarily unavailable attractions and amenities.

To make the most of your Disney World trip if you’re planning to go in 2020, here are the top five tips, strategies and new processes to know.

Note that as of July 16, Florida still had an executive order mandating a 14-day quarantine for many travelers arriving from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Unless you plan to stay more than two weeks in Florida, a Disney World trip is not an option until this restriction is lifted.

1Prioritize buying park tickets and getting park reservations