Navigating the murky waters of the pandemic has been challenging for many businesses, including the Walt Disney Company. Of course, there have been challenges with their film and entertainment sector with theaters having been closed for so long and only finally reopening, but considering their theme parks do exactly what COVID-19 thrives on, creates high volume crowds, it has been a journey to find out ways to operate safely.
We have seen a huge push for variations of operational rules at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in America; however, there have been external challenges out of Disney’s control when it comes to bringing Guests back.
Because of the virus, there have been a ton of border closures that have restricted many countries from entering the United States. Most recently, the U.S. has reopened its borders for a plethora of countries, including the U.K., which has been amazing news for Disney Guests! You still need to ensure you are able to bring a negative COVID-19 test to enter, but after nearly two years, many who have had to cancel their trips are able to start planning again.
Unfortunately, we cannot always predict how the pandemic will continue to evolve. Most recently, a new strain has been found, which has now blocked travel into the United States from African countries. As CNN reports:
Major travel destinations including the European Union, Japan, Australia, the United States and Canada have moved to block flights from African countries following the discovery of the Omicron variant, echoing previous emergency responses that triggered a global freeze on travel.
Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!