When the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort first opened in July 2020, there were several health and safety protocols put in place including 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 has been adjusting its safety protocols.
If Guests visit one of the theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disney’s Animal Kingdom — in the near future, they will notice a relaxed face mask protocol, reduction in social distancing, increased capacity, and more.
However, despite social distancing being eliminated, lines for select rides continue to take over the theme parks. Recently, we reported on how the Space Mountain line wrapped through Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom and now, we are seeing the Flight of Passage line completely take over Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Reddit user, Rastaman-coo, shared a video to the platform, showing the Flight of Passaage line wrapping all the way towards Harambe Market! They captioned the video:
Line for flight of the passage wrapped back towards harambe market area.
This is quite shocking to many as the social distancing protocols are not the same as they were a few months ago. The lines for select rides stretched throughout the park as parties had to remain six feet from one another. But, now as the social distancing is being phased out, Guests continue to see these attraction lines take over the theme park.
It is important to keep in mind 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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