Last week, Walt Disney World Resort confirmed that Guests would no longer have to undergo temperature checks to enter the property’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — beginning May 16, 2021.
Disney World’s official website was updated to read:
Since reopening, we have considered guidance from public health authorities, government agencies, and our own team of health and safety experts as we assess and update health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As this guidance continues to evolve, and with the support of local health and government officials, we are making some additional adjustments. Following the advice of the CDC and our local health officials, we will phase out onsite temperature screenings at Walt Disney World Resort for Cast Members beginning May 8 and Guests on May 16.
We will continue to follow the guidance of health and safety leaders going forward and most importantly encourage people to get vaccinated.
As of today, all language about temperature checks has been removed from the webpage.
Yesterday, amid this week’s Centers For Disease Control and Prevention announcement that face masks are now optional in most settings for fully vaccinated Americans, Walt Disney World confirmed that face coverings are no longer required in “outdoor common areas” as of today.
It is important to note that Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is still requiring face masks in all areas at Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park.
Now, it seems that Disney World has ended its theme park temperature screenings one day early, as we can see in these photos [above and below] ITM took at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this morning.
Although Disney has not confirmed that this is a result of the loosened face mask regulations, it is likely that the two are connected.
For the latest Walt Disney World Resort COVID-19 health and safety regulations, visit the Resort’s official website.
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