Visiting Florida’s Theme Parks in Phase 3

An overview of Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom. (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)


The sky over California from my departing Southwest Airlines flight. (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)
Mom and Me (masks not pictured…but they are there) at The Breakers. (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)
New Smyrna Beach, Florida (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)


The Hollywood Rip Ride Rock-It at Universal Studios Florida. (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)

“I quickly discovered that face masks and 3D glasses are not a great mix.” — Christopher J. Beale

The queue for E.T. Adventure Ride with the lights on during technical difficulties. (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)
Floor marking in the queue for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey help parties keep 6 feet of social distance at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)


A map-capture of the Magic Kingdom resort area at Walt Disney World Resort outside Orlando, FL. (Apple Native Maps)
Signage throughout Walt Disney World property alerts guests to social distancing and sterilization procedures. (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)
A temporary divider separates groups aboard the Walt Disney World express monorail. (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)
It wasn’t planned, but I am so glad I got to see the newly spruced-up Cinderella Castle! (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)

“We received the Governor’s executive order and are evaluating it to determine what it may mean for our business. We are not making any immediate changes. As a reminder, face coverings are still required at Walt Disney World Resort.” — The Walt Disney Company (Inside The Magic)


L to R: Mom, Jimmy and I in our seats for the Bourne Stuntacular (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)


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