BREAKING: Disney World to Begin Phasing Out Temperature Screenings

It’s been almost a year since Walt Disney World reopened with additional health and safety measures due to the ongoing pandemic.

Health and safety signage in Disney Springs

And, as time has passed, we’ve been seeing updates to the current health guidelines such as changes to face mask requirements and the return of self-serve drink stations. And, another safety measure is set to change in the parks soon.

According to Disney’s website, Disney will be phasing out temperature checkpoints for Cast Members and guests at Disney World beginning with Cast Members on May 8th and then guests shortly after on May 16th.

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Disney has had temperature screening tents set up at the entrance to all of the theme parks since reopening, requiring that all park guests go through the health screening prior to entering. And, even Disney World Resort hotel restaurants had been screening guests.

Temperature Screening

But recently guidance has been changing in regards to these checkpoints, with the Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County suggesting that these were no longer necessary at the end of April.

Cast Members screening guests at Disney Springs

This change also comes a few days after Disney initially responded to the new executive order from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suspending all local government COVID-19 restrictions. Disney’s response shared that they would be evaluating the latest guidance to make decisions moving forward and would maintain current health and safety measures in the meantime. So, this change seems to be the first in response to the latest guidance.

Temperature Screening

We will continue to keep track of the ongoing health and safety changes at Disney World and which temperature checkpoints are removed so stay tuned for the latest!

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5 Replies to “BREAKING: Disney World to Begin Phasing Out Temperature Screenings”

  1. Definitely makes sense with the amount of asymptomatic people! I do think there is a strong likelihood they will relatively soon officially reduce distancing, then eventually go to Dollywood level outdoor masking, eventually no outdoor masking and then no indoor masking or just no masking at all.

  2. We went to WDW right after it re-opened and then about a month later – 8 days total. Also went for one day last month. I get that masks were recommended back then, but I think it’s time to let people walk around without them. Maybe just have them on when in a queue and stationary? We’re going back in July. Hoping for more positive changes. This is a good start.

  3. This is a step in the right direction. Now they need to get rid of the masks and social distancing.

  4. I will be there on the 19th and 20th. Was there this past September it was amazing. This is a step in the right direction, getting rid of temperature checks. Some may think it’s not but I believe it to be a sign that things are getting better.