After Implementing Vaccine Passports, Disney Park Banishes Major Pandemic Protocol

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COVID-19 put a massive wrench in businesses everywhere. Some did not survive the pandemic, and some are still looking to see how to operate in a world where such a dangerous virus exists, and yet, life must still go on.

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At Walt Disney World Resort, things are much farther along than other Disney Parks around the globe. For quite some time, mask mandates have not required Guests to wear a mask while outdoors, which has been very beneficial for Guests who have experienced the Florida heat. Social distancing is also not really practiced anymore, and multiple parties are seated on attractions together. Some forms of entertainment, such as parades, are still missing, and meet and greets seem to be a thing of the past with “sightings” taking over — a new socially distanced meet and capacity are still “limited,” but it is clear that the crowds have returned.

Related: Tokyo Disney Resort Set to Increase Capacity

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At Toyko Disneyland Resort which is encompassed by Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea and operated by The Oriental Land Company, we recently discussed how COVID passports would be implemented later this month. The website notes:

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will be cooperating in the Japanese government’s technical demonstration of using COVID-19 vaccine certificates and negative test results during the limited period of November 22 to 28, 2021.

For this purpose, guests who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 test result will be able to purchase specified Park tickets for admission to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea during this period.

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Now, it seems that the ability to have a COVID passport system or negative test shown will allow the Park to operate at a more normal level as there is less of a scare that an outbreak will occur. Following this announcement came a much quieter one on the site, which notes that Guests will all be seated next to one another, removing social distancing in indoor theater areas.

From Thursday, November 18, 2021, we will change the correspondence that the left and right seats are vacant for each group at the following entertainment facilities.

<Target facilities>
・ Tokyo Disneyland “Fantasy Land Forest Theater”
・ Tokyo Disneyland “Showbase”
・ Tokyo DisneySea “Broadway Music Theater”

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This is something we have already seen at other Disney Parks around the world, and of course, masks will be required at all times, but it shows progression for Tokyo Disneyland in these difficult times. There is also so much going on at Tokyo Disneyland Resort that is pulling in Guests at the moment! The Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights is back, and next year, Tokyo Disney Resort will also welcome an all-new Toy Story Hotel coming soon!

How do you feel about Tokyo Disney changing their social distancing policies? 

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