As Walt Disney World continues to increase capacity we have seen changes in health and safety protocols Check out the BIG change that is now in effect with the Disney Skyliner.
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.
Disney removed markers from the pre-show area of Rise of the Resistance earlier this week in an effort to fill in more space. Earlier this week, we shared that changes are being made to Relaxation Stations as well, which you can check out HERE.
Physical distancing markers were completely removed from the extended queue of 2 popular Disney attractions. Check this out HERE.
Prior to the Park closure, multiple touring parties were allowed to fill a single gondola car. The max capacity for a gondola car is 10 individuals. However, it never seemed that the gondolas were filled to that capacity.
My family of 5 would be asked to sit on one side of the gondola while other Guests were added to our car. This was sometimes a rather tight fit. Prior to the Park closures, Disney Guests were used to full capacity on Disney transportation.
This all changed with the reopening of the Disney Parks. Last July, health and safety protocols were in place to maintain physical distancing. On the Disney Skyliner, only one touring party was allowed to ride in a gondola.
Guests in each touring party were to remain together while waiting in the Skyliner queue to be loaded in their personal gondola.
This did create rather long lines at the Skyliner stations particularly for Park openings. Today, the Disney Skyliner is now loading multiple touring parties in one gondola again.
Loading multiple parties in one gondola will help to reduce wait times, but some Guests may still be uncomfortable with this reduced physical distancing. I would assume any Guests not comfortable sharing a gondola may request only their touring party to be loaded in the gondola.
Today, the Disney Skyliner is now loading multiple touring parties in one gondola.
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