Disney World recently announced they will begin reducing social distancing in a phased approach at the theme parks. We have already seen Cast Members begin to remove social distancing markers from Disney Springs as well as taking down the plexiglass in the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance queue line at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
We’ve also seen certain attractions begin loading all rows, including on Tower of Terror, as well as shows fill in all rows including For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Though some rides and shows are beginning to reduce social distancing and fill in all rows, other rides are still practicing social distancing. One example of this is Soarin’ Around the World at EPCOT.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, when Guests were loaded onto Soarin’ Around the World at EPCOT, Guests were seated in a way that allowed empty seats between parties. This helped Guests to enjoy the ride while still complying with the safety protocols recommended by the CDC and Orange County, Florida, which stated that everyone should remain at least six feet apart.
Well, even though some rides are beginning to load every row as new recommendations have been released by Orange County, FL, other attractions continue to practice social distancing.
As you can see in the photo below, taken by Rod T. (@grumpydad_goes_to), Soarin’ Around the World is still seating parties with empty spaces between parties. Rod writes:
Happy to be rid of masks, but can we keep this whole distancing and empty seat thing? #wdw
Safety Protocols at Disney World
Disney World is continuing to reduce social distancing throughout the theme parks as part of their phased approach. Additionally, Guests no longer have to wear a face mask while outdoors and walking around the parks — It is important to note Guests must still wear face coverings while on attractions and while indoors. Cast Members have been walking around enforcing this new rule.
Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we see safety protocols be updated at Walt Disney World.
For the current rules and regulations, visit the official Walt Disney World website here.
Do you want to see Disney keep social distancing on rides or do you enjoy sitting with empty space between parties? Let us know in the comments below.