Quite a few things have changed at Disney World lately.
Recently, Disney World updated their mask policy for outdoor photos, relaxed their employee dress code to allow visible tattoos and more, and we saw a BIG change take place over at the Jungle Cruise. Today, we spotted another change over at Magic Kingdom in a fan-favorite attraction!
During our trip around Magic Kingdom today we made our way over to Adventureland and into one of Disney World’s most classic rides — Pirates of the Caribbean.
Previously, Disney had generally been seating more than 1 party per boat on this ride, but the parties were typically separated by several rows to maintain social distancing. Generally, that meant that one party was seated at the front and another was seated at the back, with several rows between them. Today, however, we noticed that the loading arrangement was different!
When we visited the ride today, Cast Members were seating parties in every other row — meaning only 1 row was being left between parties.
Check out our video below showing the new way the boats are being loaded. Note that there is no plexiglass between the rows.
Pirates of the Caribbean is loading 3 parties per boat – previously they were loading just 2 with more space in the middle. pic.twitter.com/ZmBDpRKU0n
— AJ Wolfe (@DisneyFoodBlog) April 14, 2021
Wondering what every single ride in Disney World is doing right now in terms of seating and distancing? Click here to see our full break-down.
As always, things are subject to change again in the future, but this is the loading procedure we experienced today. We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more updates all around Disney World on social distancing, masks, and more, and we’ll be sure to share those all with you. Stay tuned for all the latest Disney news!
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