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Disney Social Distancing

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. 

Image: Disney

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? 

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I agree, recommend masks. (not require)

We are coming for a medical conference the last week in May. It will be interesting to see what the changes will be by then and what my colleagues think about what Disney is doing with social distancing and reopening.

Our family has been going back to the parks ever since they reopened, and we have always felt that the parks are doing their best to keep people safe, lots of hand sanitizers and distancing.

We will be a family of 4 adults and 1 - 6 year old child .
Does the new physical distancing rule apply to families with small children?
That might be a spoiler for us.

Mask wearing should have been over with months ago!!!
Recommended for those who want to wear a mask, not required! Florida is open for business, statewide mask mandate was over last summer ! Disney is holding back for what purpose ? Follow the science! School are opened in Florida, big events like the Super Bowl was hosted in Florida, parties everywhere. No outbreaks!! There has not been any documented outbreaks from any amusement park since covid 19 started last March, none! That’s counting before they closed down for 3 months and since they opened back up in June/July. Every reservation you make for the parks has a wavier for you to agree to (not holding Disney responsible) so what’s the hold up?
We would love to visit again, bring the grandkids but not when the magic is gone & the cost is up! The purpose of going is to see our grandchildren’s face light up with pure joy! Not possible to see from behind a mask that was never needed for children in the first place.

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