A number of changes to the health and safety procedures have been implemented in Disney World this weekend.
Disney is constantly making changes to how it socially distances guests throughout the parks.
And plexiglass is a whole SAGA. Moral of the story: Disney seems to be moving towards seating every row on rides. The slower rides tend to get a plexiglass shield between those rows — think Frozen Ever After or Living with the Land. The speedier rides don’t. And in Disney’s Animal Kingdom today, we noticed another attraction was getting that plexiglass makeover.
Disney’s constantly adjusting their procedures throughout the parks.
Lately, we’ve noticed Disney has stopped socially distancing rows on many of their rides. And while slower-moving rides like Frozen Ever After or Living with the Land have installed plexiglass shields between rows, that has not been the case with roller coaster-like rides such as Slinky Dog Dash and Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster. And recently, we noticed another fast-moving ride has gotten the same treatment.
As Disney World continues its phased reopening, modifications have taken place in order to accommodate more guests in certain areas. Without FastPass+ and with the necessity of separating parties by six feet in queue areas, those lines can get mighty long! Since capacity increased last year and more guests are starting to travel again, those lines are only getting longer.
Disney has remedied the ever-growing wait times by shifting from a model of every other row being loaded with guests to a model of EVERY row being loaded with guests.
Disney World reopened to the public following its temporary closures on July 11th, 2020. A lot has changed since then, and that has meant learning how to adjust to many of the new protocol and health guidelines implemented over the past several months.
While we’ve grown accustomed to many of the changes and can go about our day as if these changes are second nature to us, OTHER changes still have us riding the struggle bus. Let’s take a look at the changes that we’re still having a hard time adjusting to, even months after they’ve been implemented in the parks!
Plexiglass is slowly but surely taking over Disney World.
Plexiglass has been added to an increasing number of attractions both in the lines and on the rides. And, as plexiglass is added, wait times tend to decrease! Well, as we escaped to one of our secret less-crowded places at Disney World, we noticed that the ride to get there had a plexiglass makeover.
Disney World has implemented a lot of changes since its reopening last summer.
Mask mandates, social distancing, and plexiglass barriers are just some of the health and safety guidelines in place. Many Disney World experiences have been affected by these changes. These changes, like adding plexiglass to certain rides, are designed to make guests safer due to the global pandemic, but they can definitely alter the guest experience on some attractions.
As you’ve probably noticed, health and safety measures have been pretty consistently changing since the reopening of Disney World.
Don’t believe us? Just look at ALL the changes to the Disney World face mask policy! We do our best to keep you updated on every single change that we see and how they’ll affect your vacation. Now, we’re wondering about a change we’ve noticed on a few attractions and whether or not it’s had that big of an impact on wait times!
We noticed a new addition to the Slinky Dog Dash queue in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Recently, several of the park’s attractions have received new plexiglass barriers, including Rise of the Resistance and Tower of Terror. And now, the Slinky Dog Dash queue has also received a makeover in the form of plexiglass dividers!
If you haven’t been on Rise of the Resistance recently, you might notice some changes the next time you get on. Spot the difference?
Okay, okay, we’ll tell you. We recently learned that Rise of the Resistance in Disney’s Hollywood Studios Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge would be receiving an update including some plexiglass barriers. Now, these barriers have officially arrived.