Visiting Walt Disney World in Fall 2020? Here are FIVE TIPS for Getting the Most from Your Trip

Magic Kingdom - Fall, 2020

Thinking of visiting Walt Disney World this year over fall break? The parks are in such a unique state right now that I thought I’d rundown my top five tips for a 2020 visit.

Let’s dig in!

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New RideMax App Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android

Today I’m excited to announce that we’ve shipped a brand new app for the Walt Disney World version of RideMax!

The app lets you access the plans you’ve created with the web version of RideMax, and you can also create your RideMax plans with the app and access them with the web version. (This might be handy for printing your plans or just viewing them on a larger desktop computer).

I’ll describe the app here in this post, but if you just want to install it and check it out, you can download the iOS version from Apple’s App Store by following this link. The app isn’t available in the Google Play Store just yet, but Android customers willing to take our beta version for a spin will find it here. (And RideMax for Disneyland customers, don’t worry — we’re working on it. 🙂 )

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All RideMax Subscriptions Automatically Extended

Walt Disney World - Expedition Everest

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last 24 hours, you know that both Walt Disney World and Disneyland are closing through the end of March as an effort to help combat the Coronavirus.

Knowing that this will cause many of you to postpone vacations you may have already planned, we’ve issued an automatic three-month extension to current RideMax subscribers.

In addition, anyone purchasing a RideMax subscription by the end of March will also be given the three-month extension automatically, regardless of subscription type.

We look forward to Disney returning to “normal” operations in the (hopefully) near future, and hope these changes to our subscription terms will help you with your planning.

Stay safe out there!

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Major Update to RideMax Wait Estimates for Disney’s Hollywood Studios

DIsney's Hollywood Studios Crowds

The scene above basically sums up what a normal weekday looks like these days first thing in the morning at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This represents just a portion of the line for Slinky Dog Dash just before the park is set to open for the day.

With the new Rise of the Resistance attraction only accessible via virtual boarding groups, and due to the fact that these boarding groups can fill up within just a few minutes of park opening time, Disney is left with a HUGE crush of crowds at opening time, with the major attractions swamped very early in the day.

While we’re hoping Disney will do something to ameliorate this madness, in the meantime we’ve been forced to update our wait estimates for Hollywood Studios — and not in a good direction.  🙁

If any of you have created RideMax plans for Hollywood Studios prior to the publishing of this post, I’d strongly encourage you to re-run those plans before your visit!

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Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2020 – Quick Overview

Wecome to Epcot! - Epcot Walt Disney World

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts kicks off this month, running through February 24th. I wanted to give just a brief overview of the festival here, should you be on the fence as to whether to take time out of your busy vacation time to make this a priority.

Epcot International Festival of the arts 2020 - Epcot Walt Disney World

You’ll be greeted at Epcot with artwork welcoming you to this event, both here at the entrance to the park…

Figment welcome - Epcot Walt Disney World

…and at the entrance to World Showcase.

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