Walt Disney World may look a bit different from the last time you visited the Most Magical Place on Earth.
Disney has implemented several safety protocols and other changes to keep Guests and Cast Members safe. These include social distancing measures, encouragement of mobile orders, plexiglass, the elimination of character meet and greets and the elimination of parades and fireworks along with other similar entertainment that draw crowds, and much more.
One of the major new procedures on a lot of Guests’ minds is the additional cleanliness. How is Disney implementing this? What are they doing to ensure the safety of Guests and Cast Members? How often is Disney cleaning attractions and other high-traffic areas?
Inside the Magic decided to find out the answers to these frequently asked questions to help put your minds at ease before visiting Disney World on your next family vacation.
The Official Disney World Website
First off, the official Walt Disney World website states:
Cleaning procedures are enhanced throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
Extra attention is given to high-traffic areas, including public elevators and escalators, handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms, transportation vehicles and more.
Additionally, housekeeping services have been modified at Disney Resort hotels to include enhanced cleaning and reduced contact. Learn more about updates at Disney Resort hotels.
Frequently Asked Questions
We recently chatted with a Walt Disney World Cast Member in which we asked how often Cast Members clean the attractions at Disney World with the new cleaning procedures? The Cast Member responded with “They do it often and multiple times during the day the attractions are stopped for cleaning purposes. Every attraction is different Each one has its own criteria.”
On one of our recent Disney World visits, one member of the ITM team asked a Cast Member at Peter Pan’s Flight in Magic Kingdom how often they cleaned this specific attraction in which we were informed “every two hours”. We also experienced this while we were in line for the ride as an announcement came on informing Guests in the queue that there will be a delay as the Cast Members clean the ride vehicles. It was also confirmed that all ride vehicles get cleaned at once.
Disney Cast Members also informed us that “All cleaning procedures are within the guidance of local health authorities, including, county, state, and federal.”
More Information on Cleaning in Other Areas
Inside the Magic recently reported on the cleaning procedures taking place within the Disney World Resorts on property. For more information on cleaning at the Resorts, check out our article here.
Disney World is also making sure to spray and wipe down high-traffic areas on a steady basis, ensuring the safety of Guests and Cast Members. The company has placed hand sanitizer stations throughout the theme parks for Guests to utilize as often as possible.
Planning a Disney World Trip?
If you are looking to stay at one of Disney World Resort Hotels on property, you need to keep in mind each resort has a different date to reopen. Check out our full comprehensive guide to when each of the Disney World Resort Hotels will reopen here.
Don’t forget to contact the expert Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel to help you put together your dream trip. Get in touch for a free quote today!
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