Walt Disney World COVID-19 Testing Site Reopens Amid Virus Surge

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Due to the ongoing surge of COVID-19, a temporary testing site has reopened near Walt Disney World.

The COVID-19 testing site, which is operated in partnership with Northshore Clinical Labs, is located near Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Maingate complex (3020 Maingate Lane, Kissimmee.)

The testing site is open to the public, which includes both Guests and Cast Members, by appointment only. The site is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and appointments can be made here.

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Disney World’s health and safety guidelines can be found on the official Disney website and read:

As we have done since reopening, we’ve been very intentional and gradual in our approach to our COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Based on recent trends and regulatory guidance, Walt Disney World Resort will be making adjustments to these measures, which may continue to change at any time without notice.

We encourage people to get vaccinated.

Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) in all indoor locations, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout all indoor attractions and indoor queues and in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are optional for Guests in outdoor areas.

All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) should:

  • Be made with at least 2 layers of breathable material
  • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free

At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters, open-chin, triangle bandanas and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings.

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Guests who visit Disney World, including the Parks and Resorts, are required to comply with the guidelines set forth by Disney.

Walt Disney World Resort is home to some of the most iconic attractions in the world. Guests visiting Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or EPCOT are treated to a variety of rides and entertainment throughout the Parks.

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Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, “it’s a small world,” Pirates of the Caribbean, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Space Mountain, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Kali River Rapids, Slinky Dog Dash, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Frozen Ever After, Test Track, Spaceship Earth, Soarin’ Around  The World, and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure are just some of the attractions you’ll experience during a trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

What are your thoughts on the reopening of the COVID testing site near Disney World?

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! Or, how about Disneyland Resort for a trip to enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure? 

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