The Disney Resort hotels at Walt Disney World Resort began to reopen today, and from the looks of it they are less strict than the theme parks will be when it comes to health and safety regulations. Disney hotels are not requiring Guests to undergo temperature checks.
Reports were coming in today from Guests staying at each of the select Disney Resort hotels that reopened today. A limited number of Disney Vacation Club resorts — as well as Disney’s Fort Wilderness — reopened today, June 22, and several other Disney hotels will begin to reopen over the coming months.
Currently, Disney Springs is requiring all Guests to wear face masks and have their temperatures checked before entering the shopping, dining, and entertainment district at Walt Disney World Resort. Health and safety regulations such as these have been in place since Disney Springs reopened on May 20. Disney has also announced that face coverings, temperature checks, social distancing, and more safety requirements would be in place when the Disney World theme park reopen beginning July 11.
But at Disney Resort hotels, Guests are not currently required to have their temperatures checked. Face coverings and social distancing are required, and signage tells Guests not to enter if they are experiencing symptoms of illness, including the following:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
However, unlike at Disney Springs currently, Guests can enter the resort hotels without having their temperatures checked. They are required to abide by health and safety requirements if they enter the hotels or any other part of Disney property. This presents a lot of questions when it comes to the Disney theme parks reopening, as a Guest with too high of a temperature to enter Magic Kingdom, for example, could potentially return to their Disney Resort hotel without any issues.
We will continue to update Inside the Magic as Disney provides more information regarding the reopening of Walt Disney World Resort. We encourage everyone visiting the Disney Parks, Disney Resort hotels, and Disney Springs to stay healthy and safe.