The biggest news out of Walt Disney World this month has undoubtedly been the end of mandatory masks and the announcement of the return of fireworks to both Epcot and the Magic Kingdom. However, even though both of these big announcements have been met with great fanfare by guests, Disney has been making some other changes at their parks this week as the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to wane that you might want to know about:
1. No more plexiglass
One of the most immediate safety measures that was installed last year during reopening was the addition of plexiglass dividers on attractions like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the Jungle Cruise, Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, and more where parties were grouped together. However, over the past few days almost all of the plexiglass dividers were removed from attractions across the resort.
2. Single rider lines have returned
Because party mixing was minimized when Disney parks reopened, the single rider line was not used for any attractions at the resort. However, now that this policy has been relaxed, single rider lines are now available for popular attractions like Millennium Falcon – Smuggler’s Run and more.
3. No more social distancing
Disney officially relaxed social distancing policies a few weeks ago, as of last week markers have started disappearing from queues, shops, restaurants, and theaters. In addition, extended queues have been removed from many attractions, with guests now packing closer together in lines.