Our August 2020 Walt Disney World Trip
By Cathi Marcheskie Maziarz
Recently, my husband Rich and I traveled to Walt Disney World. Our four-day trip was Tuesday 8/19 through Friday 8/21/2020.
Since it was a quick trip, we decided to fly instead of drive. We each packed 2 hard side carry-ons, (easier to wipe down and disinfect). Having carry-ons also helped reduce who touched our bags and with them being upright on wheels, less contact with dirty surfaces.
Another reason we choose to take just carry-ons was because Disney is no longer retrieving your luggage from the airport. You are to retrieve it before exiting the airport.
We packed hand sanitizer and Lysol wipes to use during our trip.
This was my first trip flying ever that I walked right through security with no wait.
Our Southwest Airline flight was out of Philadelphia at 6:05 AM and landed in Orlando by 8:10 AM. Boarding was a breeze. 10 passengers were to get in line at one time depending on your boarding number. The middle seats were open and people sat every other row. There were only 45 passengers on board the plane that normally holds 175 people.
There were not many people at the Orlando airport. Having carry ons allowed us to go directly to the Magical Express area of the airport. At that time of the morning there were only 6 people on board. We were given assigned seats before boarding.
Even though we did our resort check online, we went to the front desk to finish. I had received a text from Disney saying our room wasn’t ready. At the front desk we were told it was. Yay! We didn’t need to leave our bags with bell services.
The Caribbean Beach Resort where we stayed is a very large resort. Bell Services drove us to our room located in the Jamaica section building 42. This section is right across the street from the Skyliner. Less than a 5-minute walk to get in line.
Our room had a seal on the door to let us know it had been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized which was very good to know.
You MUST wear a mask on property. You may take it off while seated to eat or drink or in a designated relaxation station. You do not have to wear it in your room.
Right now Epcot opens at 11 AM. We walked across the
street to board the Skyliner, which we absolutely loved riding. There was no swinging and there was air circulating while it moved.