Social Distancing Non-Existent, Disney Continues Opening Backstage Areas

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Despite the theme parks at Walt Disney World phasing out social distancing for months now, long lines and crowds are continuing to form, which is forcing the Disney Parks to continue opening up backstage areas to accommodate Guests.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the queue for Kilimanjaro Safaris built up, forcing Guests to go backstage once again. Reddit user deluxkingdaniel shared the following photo, which was taken on October 11, saying:

The Backside of Disney, brought to you by the Kilimanjaro Safaris’ extended Covid queue.

The Backside of Disney, brought to you by the Kilimanjaro Safaris’ extended Covid queue. from disneyparks

We do know that the capacity levels at Walt Disney World have already begun increasing since the theme parks first reopened last summer as Disney CEO Bob Chapek confirmed this earlier this year. 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. The Disney Parks are continuing to evaluate the protocols and modifying them as needed.

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Related: Disney Continues Opening Backstage Despite Social Distancing Ending

You can view the most up-to-date protocols at the Disney Parks by visiting the official Walt Disney World website here.

More on Kilimanjaro Safaris

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Walt Disney World describes this attraction as:

Explore the Harambe Wildlife Reserve, home to 34 species living in 110 acres of picturesque open plains, shady forest landscapes and rocky wetlands. Your rugged safari vehicle is driven by an expert guide, who helps point out animals and shares fascinating wildlife facts during this extraordinary 18-minute expedition.

Unique Animal Encounters

Spot a shy hippopotamus nestled in a still pond. Behold a regal lion sunbathing on a rocky perch. Drive past a gentle giraffe grazing on the tall trees or wave hello to a swinging baboon. Other amazing animals you may encounter include rhinos, cheetahs, crocodiles, elephants, hyenas and zebras—and so many more!

Since animals have minds of their own, every expedition is a unique and unforgettable experience. Be sure to keep your eyes open and have a camera ready—you never know what you’ll see on a Kilimanjaro Safaris outing.

Kilimanjaro Safari - a jeep with a giraffe nearby
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