New Health & Safety Measures at Walt Disney World® Resort

Walt Disney World Resort has reopened with new policies and procedures in place – including limits on attendance and increased technology usage to minimize contact – with the well-being of guests and Disney cast members at the forefront of planning.
Disney Know Before You Go
Disney Know Before You Go

To step up to the challenges of these modern times, aspects of a Disney theme park day have been re-examined in light of the new global environment, with new policies following guidance from health experts and government agencies. Along with reduced capacity across resorts and theme parks, giving you more space to be  physically distant from other visitors, new safety procedures and technology usage to minimize contact with include…

  • Appropriate Face Coverings – All guests 2 years of age and older, along with cast members, will be required to wear an appropriate face covering while visiting the theme parks.
  • Transportation – Buses and Monorails will implement a combination of physical distancing and physical barriers to provide separation between guest parties.
  • Temperature Screenings – All guests will be required to undergo temperature screenings prior to entering a theme park. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be directed to an additional location for rescreening and assistance.
  • Physical Distancing and Capacity Measures – To maintain appropriate physical distancing, a limited number of guests will be able to visit each theme park each day; limits will also be in place for indoor locations within the parks, such as retail shops and dining locations.
  • Cleanliness – High-traffic areas will receive increased cleaning. Guests will be encouraged to frequently use hand-washing stations and hand sanitizer available in the theme parks.
  • Cashless Transactions – Guests are encouraged to use cashless options whenever possible, including MagicBands, debit cards, credit cards, Disney gift cards and mobile payment methods.
  • Enhanced Restaurant Cleaning – Seating and dining areas are cleaned between guest seatings, along with increased cleaning procedures in other high-traffic common areas.
  • Self-Serve Changes – Beverages and other items previously available as self-service options will now be served directly to guests.
  • Reduced-Contact Menus – Most quick-service theme park restaurant menus are available in the My Disney Experience app. At select table-service locations, guests may scan a QR code with their mobile devices to access a digital menu.
  • Mobile Order – Using the My Disney Experience app , guests can browse menus for most quick-service theme park restaurants, order ahead from wherever they are in the park and pick an arrival time that fits their schedule.
  • Mobile Dine Check-in – Use the My Disney Experience app to quickly and efficiently check-in at select table-service theme park restaurants.
Magic is here as Walt Disney World Resort welcomes Guests again

Even with all these changes, Walt Disney World Resort can still be a magical place. Stories will come to life through attractions and beloved characters, and cast members have carefully prepared for their roles. The smile on your kids’ faces may be obscured by their  face coverings, but they will be smiling all the same.

Be sure to get the most out of your Disney vacation by relying on the knowledge of your travel agent. Not only do they have the experience to plan your theme park tickets and resort hotel stay to perfection, they also stay up-to-date on the latest safety and health measures in place.

Plan your Disney vacation today.

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