We’ve been reporting LIVE from Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom for the Annual Passholder and Cast Member previews over the last few days!
We wanted to touch base on what we’ve experienced so far when going through security with the new health and safety protocols so you can be better prepared for your next visit. Do keep in mind that we have only checked this out during the previews and have experienced changes already, so this process could change again.
Before going through security, all guests are required to take a temperature check. The thermometers are touchless just like the devices used at Disney Springs. You may be asked to remove your hat or to push back your hair so the people conducting the checks can get the best read of your temperature .
During the Cast Member previews, we were given a plastic bag to place to store electronics and small items before we walked through the metal detector.
While at Annual Passholder Previews, security asked us to walk through the metal detector with our bags in hand without depositing anything into a plastic bag. If a bag were to set off the metal detector, security will check it with a metal detector wand and minimal touching. While weren’t given a plastic bag during the preview, security measures are subject to change at any time.
Security is limiting contact with your bags and items as much as possible. Guests will open any zippers and pockets and possibly remove larger items to the show Security Guards the entirety of their bags. They might ask if you have an umbrella or metal water bottle that might set off the detector.
To promote social distancing, the security lines are spaced out with 6 feet markers. These markers are placed throughout Disney property where any lines may be present. The markers make the lines look much longer than they are since all travel groups are spaced out.
Keep an eye out for more updates as we explore Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom this weekend! We’ll be sure to keep you informed on new procedures and what it’s like to vacation at Disney World since the new updates!
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