Though the vast majority of rides and attractions have reopened since last July, indoor play areas for kids 12 and under remained off limits in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, with guest levels booming and kids probably needing to blow off a little steam, Disney has wisely opened up two of its popular indoor play areas: one at the Magic Kingdom's Dumbo attraction (mid-queue) and the other at the exit of the Mission Space ride at Epcot.
Interestingly, large outdoor play areas like The Dig Site at Disney's Animal Kingdom are still shuttered for now, but we'd imagine as Walt Disney World continues to increase staff this summer these areas will reopen soon as well.
This latest reopening comes as Walt Disney World has been taking proactive measures to increase capacity at the theme parks, adding additional times and capacity to the newly reopened A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King, reopening restaurants and more to deal with surging guest levels this summer.
Disney has also lessened mask mandates this summer, allowing guests to go mask-free in outdoor areas of the theme parks. However, unlike other Orlando-area theme parks like SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort, guests at Walt Disney World must still wear masks in indoor areas and on indoor attractions.