Physical distancing has been a key component of Walt Disney World's safe operations, and like with mask policies, capacity restrictions and more, Disney reserves the right to make changes as needed. And it looks like some updates are coming that could impact how guests are spaced apart in the theme parks.
- New physical distancing signage has been installed at the parks that advises guests to limit their large parties to a maximum of four guests per physical distancing marker
- The CDC has announced that it may be changing its physical distancing recommendations to be lessened from 6 feet to 3 feet, which could allow Disney to reduce the space in line between guests and also serve more guests at indoor dining locations.
Previously, Disney has ended social distancing measures on several rides to increase capacity, including Slinky Dog Dash, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and others.
With vaccines for COVID-19 rolling out across the US, many are hoping to see additional loosening of restrictions at places like theme parks, but health experts are warning that until most of the population is widely vaccinated, distancing efforts should continue, which means that even though tweaks and changes may happen in the coming weeks, guests shouldn't expect these safeguards to go away entirely any time soon.
What do you think about Disney continuing to update its social distancing efforts? Do you still feel safe at the theme parks with the current precautions in place, or would you rather they continue their previous policies?