Disney World Begins Reducing Physical-Distancing Rules Across Park

Disney World Begins Reducing Physical-Distancing Rules Across Park

From comicbook.com-

In the United States, expanded vaccination efforts against COVID-19 are starting to make real changes where safety measures are concerned. Not long ago, the CDC released new guidelines for the public as nearly 2.5 million Americans have received at least one vaccination to date. Now, Walt Disney World is updating its policy on pandemic safety, and the park has announced it will start easing social distancing measures in certain park areas.

“Temporary adjustments are still in place to promote physical distancing. While we will reduce physical distancing measures for Guests across many areas with a gradual, phased approach, six-feet distancing measures will continue in all dining locations, merchandise stores, and in areas where Guests can temporarily remove their masks,” Disney World announced on its official website yesterday.

Of course, physical distancing will still be required in certain areas of the theme park. Dining locations will still require space between patrons as well as merchandise locations. Since the park reopened, select restraints in the theme park have yet to reopen amidst COVID along with certain hotels like Port Orleans. While social distancing might be eased in some areas soon, Disney World is making it clear the guideline will be maintained in areas with appropriate signage.

“Please follow directional signage and ground markings, which have been installed throughout Walt Disney World Resort to help Guests better navigate common areas while practicing physical distancing,” the park’s website reminds attendees. “Physical barriers have been added in select places to help promote proper separation between people, including in queues and on transportation and attractions. Barriers may also be visible, for example, in areas around cash registers or at Guest Relations.”

This is not the first measure relaxed at the theme park since COVID-19 vaccinations began. It was announced last week that Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando will end temperature checks shortly though face coverings are still required. Park guests can also remove face masks temporarily at Disney World now to take photos so long as they are stationary and socially distanced. And as vaccination rates continue to climb, guests can expect more of these guidelines to be eased.

Stay tuned for updates as we see them!

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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