Disney World recently announced they will begin reducing social distancing in a phased approach. We have already seen Cast Members begin removing social distancing markers as well as seeing certain attractions begin loading all rows, including on Tower of Terror.
Now, we are also seeing Disney begin to remove plexiglass and social distancing markers in certain queue lines — Specifically, while in the Rise of the Resistance line.
In case you aren’t familiar, the queue line for Rise of the Resistance is all part of the experience. There are several pre-show areas that Guests experience in order to be fully immersed in the storyline of the attraction. Now, we are seeing plexiglass and certain social distancing markers being removed from those pre-show areas.
One Twitter user, who goes by Carter Timberlake, noted that a Cast Member at Rise of the Resistance reminded Guests to stay three feet apart. This is reduced from the previous six feet. Additionally, if you rode Rise of the Resistance during the pandemic, you know that parties were told to stand on a certain color dot in order to keep families and Guests a safe social distance from others while still being able to fill the room to its max capacity. Now, those colored dots have been removed from the transport section of the ride. The Twitter user did note that dots remain at the ride vehicle loading section.
But that’s not all because along with no longer having colored dots within the pre-show areas of the queue line, Guests are also noticing that the plexiglass that was used to help divide up parties are missing from the transport area. You can see this reflected in the photo below, shared by Carter Timberlake on Twitter.
For comparison, you can see the plexiglass in this photo below, as well as the colored dots, taken by our Inside the Magic staff back in January.
Disney is continuing to reduce social distancing throughout the theme parks as part of their phased approach. Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we see safety protocols be updated at Walt Disney World.
More on Rise of the Resistance
The popular ride, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, draws in Guests each and every day as Star Wars fans cannot wait to join the Resistance in an epic battle against the First Order.
If you have never experienced the popular Star Wars attraction, Rise of the Resistance, Disney World describes the ride as:
Join the Resistance in an epic battle against the First Order on this exciting new ride.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is a massive attraction with multiple ride systems that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced at Walt Disney World Resort… or anywhere else in the galaxy!
The Resistance needs your help! Hidden in the forest outside Black Spire Outpost, the Resistance is gathering recruits for a secret mission.
With the First Order desperate to extinguish the spark of the Resistance, the mission is bound to have unexpected twists and turns. When your transport is captured by an imposing First Order Star Destroyer filled with legions of stormtroopers—and even Kylo Ren!—you’re going to need all the help you can get. Fortunately, a covert team of Resistance fighters—including Rey and BB-8—is at the ready to give you a fighting chance to escape… and a chance for the Resistance to rise.
Prepare for a thrilling, first-of-its-kind adventure!
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