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Social distancing policy relaxed for another popular Disney World attraction

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Social distancing policy relaxed for another popular Disney World attraction

With so many changes to Disney World’s operations in order to comply with distancing protocols, wait times and attraction queues have grown longer and longer. Recently, we’ve noticed several popular attractions in Walt Disney World have relaxed their distancing policies, including one popular attraction with notoriously long waits!

Distancing Policies

When Walt Disney World reopened in July of 2020, several policies were put into place on attractions and in queue lines to help Guests maintain physical distance from others.

Disney has made use of plastic or cloth dividers to separate Guests where physical distance can not be maintained. We first saw this on Kilimanjaro Safari, where we were able to view the animals through a blurry plastic divider.

As Walt Disney World grew busier, so did the need to load more Guests onto ride vehicles.

Disney World has since installed plexiglass dividers on rides like Rise of the Resistance, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

The plexiglass dividers have allowed Disney to fully load each ride vehicle, which in turn accommodates more Guests.

Relaxing Distancing Policies

Recently, we’ve noticed several attractions in Walt Disney World have relaxed their distancing policies all together, fully loading ride vehicles without the use of any dividers.

Over in Hollywood Studios, several popular rides are now being fully loaded. Slinky Dog Dash, and Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster now load each row when seating Guests.

Animal Kingdom’s Expedition Everest is also fully loading each ride vehicle with Guests.

We’ve now noticed another popular Animal Kingdom attraction is no longer physically separating parties from each other.

Avatar-Flight of Passage

Avatar-Flight of Passage is perhaps the most popular attraction in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Guests regularly wait for hours just to experience this thrill!

Animal Kingdom Cast Members are no longer leaving one seat empty between separate traveling parties. This change may reduce the wait time for this popular attraction.

Flight of Passage Queue

With the link chairs being so close to one another, there is no longer much social distance possible for Guests. Will you still ride?

What are your thoughts on the relaxation of distancing policies on attractions like Avatar-Flight of Passage? Do you still feel comfortable visiting Disney World? Let us know on Kenny the Pirate’s Facebook Page, or join our crew and continue the discussion!




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