Disney is officially reopening one of its two water parks at Walt Disney World, Blizzard Beach, this week on March 7! While fans are excited to get back to having fun at Blizzard Beach, Disney has added many health and safety guidelines to the theme park both for Guests and Cast Members to enjoy work and play safely.
Let’s take a look at these guidelines in action now that Blizzard Beach has officially welcomed back Guests.
We have previously reported on the differences between Disney’s and Universal’s approach to health and safety in regard to reopening their water parks. Universal has recently opened their “water theme park,” Volcano Bay, in late February.
Thanks to a post on social media by Blizzard Beach Guest and reporter Brooke Geiger McDonald @BrookeGMcDonald we can see some signage that was added around Blizzard Beach reminding Guests of the new safety policies in place.
Brooks post reads:
A look at safety reminders at Disney’s Blizzard Beach: -Masks required at park entry & exit, merch, food & bev locations, lockers, restrooms & changing areas -mobile order encouraged -No moving chairs -Maintain 6 ft distance -Must be in a tube in the lazy river & keep distance
A look at safety reminders at Disney’s Blizzard Beach:
-Masks required at park entry & exit, merch, food & bev locations, lockers, restrooms & changing areas
-mobile order encouraged
-No moving chairs
-Maintain 6 ft distance
-Must be in a tube in the lazy river & keep distance pic.twitter.com/27OBk9aCf7
— Brooke Geiger McDonald (@BrookeGMcDonald) March 4, 2021
Face Masks are of course required in all areas of the water parks except while Guests are in the water and going to and from the water. Wearing a face mask in the water is a health risk and therefore face coverings are not required while Guests are swimming.
Disney has prearranged the chairs so that they are properly socially distanced, and from the photos above it is clear that they are asking Guests not to move them so that all seating remains at least six feet apart and parties are separated.
Additionally, Disney is asking Guests to maintain six-feet of physical distance when they are in the lazy river.
Disney has rolled out new health and safety protocols across the entire Walt Disney World Resort, so it is a good idea to check out their website before you leave for your vacation so you are fully aware of what to expect and the rules you need to follow.
What do you think of these new safety policies, and will it impact your plans to visit Blizzard Beach in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!