The Walt Disney World Resort has updated the hours for its on-property COVID-19 testing facility.
According to the website, doineedacovid19test.com, the new hours for the facility near Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park at 3010 Maingate Ln Kissimmee, FL 34747, are the following:
- Today: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday, September 16: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday, September 17: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday, September 18: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday, September 19: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday, September 20: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The website also reminds visitors “Testing at this site is for Disney cast members, operating participant employees, and family members. Family members are defined as spouses, domestic partners, parents, and children.” Test results are reportedly expected to be available within 3-5 days. Registration and testing are completely free for all who are eligible.
Here’s a map to help you find it.
When Disney decided to open the testing site, we at Inside the Magic shared the news, along with the company’s statement on the matter, which read,
“We have offered the location to help with community testing. The Florida Division of Emergency Management will operate the location which is available to Cast Members and their immediate families as well as Florida residents. Any suggestion that this has been done as a result of any one union is unfounded. Our actions support all cast and our community at large.”
The “any one union” they are referring to is the stage performer’s union, Actor’s Equity Association, which refused to let their represented Cast Members return to work due to a dispute between the health and safety conditions set by Disney.
But, Disney has continued to hear the concerns of its Cast Members on duty and have already made strides to meet their requests, such as extending social distancing measures for some sections of ride queues and providing better form-fitting masks and face shields.
As of yesterday, September 14, it was confirmed that no further COVID-19 outbreaks have been caused by the Walt Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando Resort.
Have you or anybody you know visited Disney’s testing facility? What was it like? Do you think it is necessary for Walt Disney World to provide testing to its Cast Members? Let us know in the comments!