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As Walt Disney World’s phased reopening continues, there are still changes happening all over.

At Disney Springs, which began the reopening of the resort back in late May, not everything opened at once. In fact, some businesses have yet to reopen, but still plan to do so. On the other hand, one business, The VOID: Step Beyond Reality, has told its employees that they are going to stay closed permanently. The 3-D virtual reality experience still has other locations around the world.

For the parks, the adjusted park hours have been posted to the Walt Disney World website and app. The hours for the parks through the first week of November:

Magic Kingdom: 9 am – 6 pm
EPCOT: 11 am – 7 pm
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 10 am – 7 p.m.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 9 am – 5 pm

The parks still have limited capacity, and guests must have a reservation along with their ticket to get into the park. There is currently no park-hopping available, and entertainment such as parades, fireworks and character meet-and-greets have been halted as well.

If you do visit the parks, you’ll find much shorter wait times for rides, and character cavalcades that spring up randomly to get those much-needed photos of your favorite Disney characters. You’ll need to wear a mask at all times, unless you’re eating or drinking while staying in one place (no walking around without your mask). There are relaxation places where you can remove a mask for a few minutes, socially distanced from other guests.

The Walt Disney Resort is still undergoing changes inside some of the parks. There’s a new Tron ride coming to Magic Kingdom. Epcot’s Future World is undergoing an overhaul, and a couple of new rides are being added: a “Guardians of the Galaxy” roller coaster that is replacing “Ellen’s Energy Adventure” and “Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure” at the French pavilion in the World Showcase.

Here are some sights you might see at Walt Disney World after its reopening

Geno’s shots from Walt Disney World’s “20 Magical Reasons” event

Seems like years ago now, but in January Geno got to check out all that’s new for the parks in 2020. We didn’t foresee coronavirus coming, yet.