Disney World has implemented limited capacities for all the theme parks including gift shops, restaurants, and attractions.
Virtual queues for gift shops and other locations have been introduced to help reduce crowding and lines. Sometimes, guests will need to scan a QR code that will redirect to a virtual queue sign up. Other times, they need to talk to a Cast Member to get “in line.” Once you’re signed up, you can enjoy other parts of the park until it’s your time to return. We noticed the virtual queue sign up was a little different at Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Dok Ondar’s is a small gift shop with a very small capacity. Prior to today, guests would either wait in a physical line or talk to a Cast Member to get in the virtual line. A sign was posted outside of the gift shop today and it asked guests to scan the QR code and use the website to sign up.
We’ve seen the same boards pop up for popular locations like World of Disney in Disney Springs. It allows guests to sign up for the queue and limit contact between the Cast Members. The code will direct you to a Virtual Waitlist link that will have you input your name and phone number.
Once you sign up, you’ll be sent an initial text message telling you that you’ll be notified when it’s your turn. You’re sent a second text message when it’s time to head to the gift shop. This cuts down on your time waiting in a real line and wasting precious park time!
We’ll be curious to see if more virtual queue boards like this start popping up around Disney World more often. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about limited capacities, virtual sign-ups, and more safety regulations!
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