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BREAKING: Temperature Screenings Expanded to Disney World Restaurants

BREAKING: Temperature Screenings Expanded to Disney World Restaurants

Not only will Guests get their temperatures checked before entering a Disney Park or Disney Springs, but now they will be subject to screenings before dining at select restaurants. Full details below.

When our KtP Writing Team was at Disney World for the reopening, we were subject to a screening anytime we entered a theme park and at Disney Springs before shopping or dining.

You can read all about our experience with the temperature screenings HERE.

Now, Disney is stepping its game up even farther by expanding temperature checks to table-service restaurants at Disney World Resorts.

Here is the full statement on the Disney World website:

“Temperature screenings are required for entry to some locations.

Photo credit: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel

You will be required to undergo a temperature screening with no-touch thermometers before entry to some locations at Walt Disney World Resort, including the Walt Disney World theme parks, the Disney Springs area, and the table-service restaurants at Disney Resort hotels.

Based on guidance from health authorities, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 F or above will be directed to an additional locations for rescreening and assistance. Those with temperatures 100.4 F or above will not be allowed entry; those in their party will not be allowed entry either.

Before you leave home, be sure to check the temperatures of everyone in your party – including yourself – as an extra layer of precaution.”

Closing Loopholes

Disney is definitely closing any loopholes to ensure the safety of their Guests and Cast Members. They recently updated their mask policy as well to ban gaiters and masks with holes or valves. You can read more about that HERE.

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  1. Not accurate. Simple to test.. bring a regular Thermometer, and compare readings. Will not be the same, and likely, not even close.

    This seems like more “show” then safety.

  2. Surface temperature testers are not accurate.

    False readings all the time.

    Tried that when I took care of my mom, and hospital said forget those…

    • From what we were told at the temperature screening is that these are subdermal thermometers. The heat and sun won’t affect your internal body temperature which is what they are checking with these thermometers.

  3. Sandy, I actually don’t have any children & I worked in child care for years. I would ABSOLUTELY send a child home if it was discovered that they had a fever. I do not like the temperature screenings because of the many inaccurate readings I have had in my own hometown. Also, the main problem with the spread of the Coronavirus is that many people are asymptomatic. I am not saying that I will not go to WDW because of them. I am saying that I don’t like them. I agree that adults who give children medicine to lower a fever so that they can enter certain places are definitely a problem!

  4. Im glad they are being safe. Those that dont like it are the same ones that give their kids motrin and drag them to the park anyway

  5. I think the temperature checks are ridiculous. It is widely known that a fever is not always present with the Coronavirus. In my experience, anyone with a temperature of 100 or more is not up, walking around, let alone trying to enter a theme park or restaurant. Furthermore, the temperature scans are easily skewed if one’s skin becomes hot from walking, a sunburn or quite frankly, a menopausal hot flash.

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