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Though we know that the Walt Disney World experience will be a lot different when the parks reopen to the public, thanks to limited previews for Cast Members and Annual Passholders we now know how Disney is implementing social distancing measures on every single attraction. From plexiglass barriers to spaced out seating and modified preshows, here are all the changes made to every attraction at the Magic Kingdom to enforce social distancing during the reopening. 

Note: This list only includes attractions that are currently running, which is why some attractions like The Country Bear Jamboree, The Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover, Tom Sawyer's Island, and a few others were not included. 

Jungle Cruise

Guests riding the Jungle Cruise will be separated by party and parties will be kept physically distant by plexiglass dividers that have been installed on each boat. There will be no seating in the middle of the boats. 

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

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Only one party will be seated per flying carpet and will be spaced out during loading.

Pirates of the Caribbean

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Several rows on each boat will remain empty, with parties only loaded in rows 1 and 5 to maintain physical distance on the ride. Larger parties can sit together over multiple rows but they will not be seated with other parties. 

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room

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Seating will be staggered throughout the theater, with empty benches separating guests. Exiting will also be controlled so guests don't run into one another moving through the doors. 

Swiss Family Treehouse

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Hand sanitizing stations have been placed at this attractions and markers on the trail are there to remind parties to stay away from one another. 

The Hall of Presidents 

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The Hall of Presidents will seat guests individually by party with several seats left empty around each group to ensure social distancing. 

The Haunted Mansion

The stretching room pre-show has been totally eliminated and guests walk through this  part of the attraction like an extension of the queue and then are called by Cast Members to load by party into individual doom buggies.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Loading areas are separated by plexiglass, and only one party per cart are loaded, usually in the back row.  

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

The interactive play area of the queue has been closed off, and guests are loaded into the attraction while remaining separated from others. 

It's a Small World

Guests are loaded by party into the first and fourth rows to maintain distance on this attraction. 

Mad Tea Party

Only a few parties will be able to ride this attraction at a time, with 2-4 teacups in use at a time, all distanced from one another. 



I was really curious about how Disney was handling social distancing in their rides, especially Haunted Mansion. Thanks for this valuable update!

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