EPCOT Draws HUGE Crowds and Long Lines Once Again

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When the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort first opened in July 2020, there were several health and safety protocols put in place. These include the requirement of wearing a proper face covering, increased hand sanitizing stations, social distancing, and operating at a limited capacity.

But as the world continues to fight the ongoing pandemic, Walt Disney World is 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.

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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 you can see in the photo below, posted by one Reddit user, Spaceship Earth drew a massive line on Thursday, June 10. Guests were lined up, still socially distanced, but it is clear it is not at the same six feet as it once was. This is, as many would say, be a step closer to “normalcy”.

There is also a crowd of Guests pouring into the theme park, which you can see in the distance.

Spaceship Earth on a Thursday at Noon. Normalcy is returning. from WaltDisneyWorld

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It wasn’t long ago that CEO Bob Chapek confirmed that 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 the crowds and capacity increase reflected in the Reddit post above.

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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