Disney World To Reduce Physical Distance Requirements In Select Locations



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For the first time since the parks’ reopening, Walt Disney World will reduce the 6 feet physical distancing requirements in select locations. Disney has recently updated their “Returning to a World of Magic” webpage that lists all of their rules and regulations regarding their health and safety guidelines. 

Disney’s website now states:

Temporary adjustments are still in place to promote physical distancing. While we will reduce physical distancing measures for Guests across many areas with a gradual, phased approach, six-feet distancing measures will continue in all dining locations, merchandise stores and in areas where Guests can temporarily remove their masks.

– Disney Officials

Disney will continue efforts of physical distancing, which is still stated s on the website, noting that “Temporary adjustments are still in place to promote physical distancing.”

Physical Distance Guidelines Still Present on Disney's Website
Physical Distance Guidelines Still Present on Disney’s Website

Disney hasn’t officially announced whether these changes ultimately mean a reduction to 3 feet in select locations, as other competing theme parks have adopted as recently as last week. Stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog to get the latest news on how Disney will be implementing these new safety guidelines at their theme parks in Orlando.

In addition to the changes inside of the parks, there will also be some changes coming to the parking regulations that are in place. Previously, cars were directed by Cast Members to park in every other parking stall. This was meant to allow each party extra space outdoors. This will no longer be occurring, and guests can now park in each available spot. These changes come after Disney recently announced temperature checks are being phased out for cast members on May 8th and for guests on May 16th.

The changes in the physical distancing requirements outdoors are a sign of things returning back to normal at the Walt Disney World theme parks. These updates in policies represent Disney slowly but safely trying to give guests the most magical experience they can during these transitional times. Let us know your thoughts on these changes in the comments below.

Written by

Rachel Van Norman


Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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