For the longest time, restrictions were super tight in Disney World, limiting what attractions and restaurants were open, when masks had to be worn, and how many people could be boarded into a ride vehicle. But things are changing, and they’re changing fast!
In addition to changes coming to outdoor theaters and outdoor spaces in general, one thing that’s quickly going back to pre-pandemic times is the removal of physical distancing floor markers, as evidenced by a big change we spotted today in Disney World.
After many months of many safety policies, things are rapidly loosening up in Disney World. Just a few weeks ago, Disney announced that face masks could be removed outdoors, and now they doubled down on that by confirming that masks will be optional in most spaces starting June 15th.
Disney has also mentioned that physical distancing policies are changing as well. In their recent announcement, Disney explained that they’d be relaxing social distancing guidelines, which will be especially apparent in ride queues.
Based on our trip to Magic Kingdom today, Disney is making good on that statement by removing physical distancing floor markers from both Pirates of the Caribbean and Jungle Cruise!
The removal of these markers has already begun throughout the parks, and seemingly overnight, the floors are entirely clear again at both attractions.
Now there are no restrictions on how many people can be in the queue, or where you need to stand in line.
Suffice to say rides at Disney World are going to feel a lot more like pre-2020 in the coming weeks!
Of course, we’ll keep you posted as we learn more about physical distancing policies and other changes in Disney World!
Are you glad to see physical distancing markers removed in Disney World? Let us know in the comments!