Socially distancing is being adjusted throughout Walt Disney World. Check out this indoor attraction that is now loading at full capacity.
Full Capacity Attractions
Many attractions are now loading at full capacity. Check out the review of the following attractions that are now loading at full capacity: Barnstormer, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Expedition Expedition Everest. These outdoor attractions do not use plexiglass or plastic dividers, and for this we are very thankful.
The plexiglass greatly affects the attraction experience for Guests. Compared to other rides that do use plexiglass, these rides are all outdoors and are all relatively short. You can check out a full list of attractions using these plexiglass dividers HERE.
At the end of April, we were excited to discover that Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin was loading at full capacity. We were so excited that this indoor attraction was able to load at full capacity without the use of the dreaded plexiglass dividers. Find the full review of the health and safety protocols for this attraction HERE.
Yesterday, the TTC PeopleMover also began to load at full capacity. Check out how the social distancing guidelines are carried out for this attraction HERE.
Social Distancing Changes
Earlier this week, Walt Disney World reported that they would begin to make “temporary adjustments to promote physical distancing. This is a gradual, phased approach so we won’t see changes overnight, but this is a step towards a more full Guest experience.
You can check out where social distancing guidelines may be adjusted HERE. This new adjustment will be seen this weekend during the “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King.” This change will now allow the theatre to be filled to 50% capacity for each show.
Check out how these guidelines have changed for this popular show HERE.
Tower of Terror
Today, Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios were greeted with a welcome change at the Tower of Terror. Previously, Guests were not allowed to stand on the corresponding ride vehicle numbers prior to entering the elevator.
Instead, touring groups would stand on giant dots. Each touring group was then seated together in the ride vehicle with the entire middle row empty as in this attraction photo. A plastic divider was present between row 1 seats and another between row 3 seats that divided groups.
The entry queue for this attraction currently still has the 6 foot distancing markers, but once inside things have changed quite a bit. We expect that to be changed to 3 feet or completely removed soon. 3 feet really isn’t a divider between groups anyway as many groups require up to 6 feet anyway. Guests may now stand on the corresponding numbers at the loading station. All giant social distancing dots have been removed.
All seats will soon be available inside this ride vehicle. The middle row is now being loaded that was once marked off. Some Guests reported that the some seats weren’t being used yet, but that should change very soon. Those seats are likely the ones with the divider I mentioned above.
Guests may now stand on the corresponding numbers at the loading station and all seats will soon be available inside each ride vehicle.
This attraction tends to have very long wait times, especially when only one elevator shaft is working properly. With Park capacity increasing, many have questioned how wait times will look without the use of Fastpasses. It appears that an immediate solution by Walt Disney World is to adjust capacity on select attractions.
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