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Another Guest favorite attraction is now using plexiglass dividers in Disney World

Another Guest favorite attraction is now using plexiglass dividers in Disney World

Walt Disney World is continuing to use plexiglass dividers on popular attractions in order to fully load ride vehicles and minimize wait times. While we all prefer the lower waits, sometimes the plexiglass dividers can impact our experience. Do you think the plexiglass will impact your experience on this popular ride?

Keeping our distance through plastic barriers

Disney World now has several policies in 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 Safaris, where we were able to view the animals through a blurry plastic divider.

Kenny was in Epcot when Living with the Land debuted plastic dividers on July 21, 2020.

As Walt Disney World added additional guests and 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.

What distance?

On other attractions, Disney has relaxed the distancing policies, and begun seating Guests without spacing them apart.

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. Roller coasters do not have and type of divider.

Animal Kingdom’s Expedition Everest and Avatar-Flight of Passage are also fully loading each ride vehicle with Guests.

it’s a small world

it’s a small world in Magic Kingdom is now fully loading each boat with Guests, and using plexiglass dividers between each row.

Twitter user @Ajthomas shared this photo of the new plexiglass dividers on the boats.

Photo credit Twitter user ajthomas

The dividers are fit onto the existing boats, with black and white caution tape over the edges. Each row has a plexiglass divider except for the front row. Guests are not allowed to request a specific row or stand and wait for one to open as well.

What are your thoughts on the use of plexiglass dividers on rides like it’s a small world? Does this impact your overall ride experience? Or do you feel safer with them in place? Let us know your thoughts on Kenny the Pirate’s Facebook Page, or join our crew and continue the discussion!

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Dawn Bolden

Monday 21st of June 2021

Terrific! Airborne germs from the mouths of screaming people...UGH!.


Friday 1st of January 2021

I agree, Jennifer, it does not make sense to me to worry about a divider on the boat rides but not on roller coasters...


Thursday 31st of December 2020

Boo! I'm so over the plexiglass!! I'm so disappointed to hear that it has been installed on it's a small world. I don't understand the reasoning behind plexiglass on it's a small world, but nothing (not even social distancing) on FOP.

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