Social distancing markers are slowly making their way out of Walt Disney World! The new normal is looking much more like the old normal as guests are no longer required to stand six feet apart as they wait in lines for attractions. Due to shifting health and safety protocols coming from the CDC, Disney recently announced that they would be phasing out this part of their plan.
For the most part, social distancing markers have been removed from outdoor queues. The area they once occupied is still visible to the naked eye. You might also notice many indoor queues still have the markers, but they are not being observed by guests or enforced by Cast Members. The old “fill in all available space” mantra may not be uttered out loud anymore, but the theory still seems to be in play for many locations in the parks.
Walt Disney World has been creeping in the direction of resuming business as usual. In the last couple of months, you may have noticed that Disney no longer requires temperature checks or masks to be worn in outdoor locations (aside from outdoor attractions which still require masks to be worn at all times). In April, reports were released that lowered social distancing guidelines to three feet. Disney has followed up that information by relaxing its policies.
Remember that even though the guidelines have relaxed, many people still enjoy their personal space. We are so thankful for Cast Members who have been patient and diligent to keep the magic alive through all the changes they’ve encountered over the last year. Have you noticed Walt Disney World looking more like its former self lately?
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