It’s been a busy week for Disney World — and a lot has happened in the parks as a result of it.
First, Disney World announced it would phase out temperature checks (which it has done early). Then we learned that theme park guests would no longer have to wear masks while outdoors (save for in specific locations). Disney also announced it would gradually reduce social distancing guidelines in the parks, too. We found a big example of that happening today!
We’ve already seen plexiglass removed from one ride at Disney World, but today, we also noticed that social distancing for a show has been reduced, too. Like we said — a LOT going on.
Today, we went to see the Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and noticed that things seemed a little different from when we last saw the show. All sections of the theater are being filled. The section closest to the sound and lighting booth was left open til last, then was filled.
However, it seems that groups are still being seated on benches at least six feet apart — the markers indicating the distance have remained.
BUT…guests are now being seated on every row, unlike before when every other row was closed. But groups are staggered on those rows.
If you were to glance around the room and didn’t know that guests were being staggered, it would look like the theater is full.
This change will allow for a lot more guests at a time to view the newly-returned show. We’ll be checking to see if other shows have done the same at Disney World, so stay tuned for more info.!
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