Finally, Disney takes another big step toward “normal” at Walt Disney World. Check out this newest update.
Return to “Normal”
When Walt Disney World first reopened in 2020, there were many safety protocols in place. Over time, social distancing was removed and hand sanitizing stations gradually disappeared. Face masks were removed, returned for a time, and have since been removed from all locations including transportation.
In April, a HUGE milestone was met on our pathway to normal when non-distanced character meets and greets returned. Disney entertainment would return to pre-pandemic levels with Finding Nemo, Tumble Monkeys at Festival of the Lion King, and Fantasmic.
in August, the large sandwich board signs that issued a COVID-19 warning were removed from Walt Disney World property. Although this warning remains on the Walt Disney World website and park maps.
Newly Updated Park Map
Recently, Disney’s Animal Kingdom received an updated park map. What is interesting about this new map is what has been removed from the map. On the back of the map, the COVID-19 warning has been removed.
Recently, Disney’s Animal Kingdom received an updated park map. On the back of the map, the COVID-19 warning has been removed.
Now guests are invited to visit the Know Before You Go page on the Walt Disney World website. Guests are reminded that “health and safety measures, policies, and operational guidelines are subject to change.”
It is also interesting to note that Kite Tails is now removed from Disney’s Animal Kingdom park map. Kite Tails was a special 50th Anniversary entertainment offering for Animal Kingdom. Due to Hurricane Ian, the final show was set a bit earlier than expected for Disney Kite Tails.
We are thankful to see the removal of additional COVID-19 warnings throughout the park. With the return of characters and entertainment and the removal of warnings, it seems like the parks are returning to “normal.”
What do you think of the removal of the safety warning? Did you enjoy the Animal Kingdom show Kite Tails? Are you disappointed that it is now removed? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.