Some attractions are missing major scenes while others have remained about the same. Every attraction is receiving extra sanitation and most are spacing out seating to create distance between travel groups. We headed to Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to experience the thrill ride under the new conditions.
The first thing we noticed was the social distancing markers located on the ground. Guests are asked to stand on the marks to stay their distance from others.
Every once in awhile, Cast Members will stop the ride to clean the ride vehicle seats.
Once we got to the front of the line we were given our line number. Plexiglass was put in place between the numbered lines to separate us from other guests.
The first time we rode Everest we were spaced out from another group. The row between us was left empty. The second time, we were sat behind another group. We will continue to monitor this once the parks reopen to see which process they are implementing.
The Rider Switch and Disability Access Service are operating as normal. Guests using either service will enter through the line that is usually designated for FastPass.
Despite some enhanced safety and sanitation measures, our ride was very similar to past experiences. (And yes, the Yeti still makes an appearance!) Just make sure you secure your face mask properly while on the ride. Guests are still required to wear them while riding roller coasters and other attractions on property.
Curious about what it’s like riding water rides under the new conditions? Learn about our experience here!
Will you be riding Expedition Everest soon? Let us know!