Social Distancing Ends, Disney Still Forced to Open Backstage Due to Lines

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Walt Disney World’s theme parks have been opening up backstage areas quite often lately as social distancing caused long lines to form for select attractions.

Now, despite the theme parks phasing out social distancing, long lines are continuing to form, forcing Disney to open up more backstage areas to accommodate.

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La Cava del Tequila Draws Long Lines

La Cava del Tequila in EPCOT has been a hot spot for Guests, especially recently with the new TikTok margarita taking the internet by storm. With this being said, the tequila bar is drawing in crowds and long lines — So long that Disney had to open up a backstage area to accommodate Guests this past weekend.

As you can see in the Reddit post below, an extremely long line formed for La Cava del Tequila last weekend, and Disney opened up the backstage area so that the Mexico pavilion was not overly crowded.

Related: Disney Is Slowly Getting Back to Normal – Here’s How

Long line for La Cava Del Tequila, they had to open up backstage. No longer a “hidden gem.” from WaltDisneyWorld

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The long line shocked quite a few people. In fact, one Reddit user (FiddleFaddleFump) commented on the post, saying:

I feel like there’s always an incredibly long line. But this is wild

And yeahnolucy also commented on the crowds and lines, explaining:

We went to Epcot today and it was very busy. They seem understaffed to handle the crowds. Longest lines I have ever seen for food/drinks around the park.

Despite social distancing being phased out of the theme parks, it is clear that the demand for La Cava del Tequila is not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, Reddit user dlehand79 said that Disney had to do the same thing even when social distancing was in place:

They had the same line going in April when Physical Distancing was in place.

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Related: EPCOT Draws HUGE Crowds and Long Lines Once Again

Disney World Moves Towards “Normalcy”

With all of this being said, if you have an upcoming Disney World vacation, expect to see a bit more “normalcy” compared to last summer when the theme parks first reopened after temporarily closing due to the ongoing pandemic. As the world continues to fight the ongoing pandemic, Walt Disney World has been adjusting its safety protocols that were put into place last summer. If Guests visit one of the theme parks in the near future, they will notice a relaxed face mask protocol, reduction in social distancing, increased capacity, and more.

When speaking to the capacity levels specifically, it wasn’t long ago that Disney CEO Bob Chapek confirmed the theme parks have already started increasing capacity once again, which you can read more about here. At this time, we do not know exactly what percentage of capacity Disney World is operating at, but we know it is higher than 35% — And you can see from the crowds and long lines, the capacity increase is obvious.

If you are planning on visiting Disney World on your next vacation, be sure to familiarize yourself with the current safety protocols at the theme parks. You can view them by visiting the official Walt Disney World website here.

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