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The most popular theme park is back open, despite a surge in COVID-19 cases. Here’s what you should know about the precautions it’s taking.
No matter how old you get, there’s always something to enjoy in a Disney theme park. Whether you’re into the beautiful rides and decorations or the downtown Disney area where you can drink and watch lots of tourists, the park has something for everyone. Now that we have COVID-19 to deal with, these parks are also a great option, since they are mainly outdoors.
Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 measures in Disney parks:
Like most businesses, Disney theme parks had a tough year. The place had to shut down for the majority of 2020. On April 30 of this year, Disneyland California reopened with limited capacity, and then, on June 15, the park started accepting visitors from out of state.
How it works
Unlike the past, where tickets could be purchased in person, now tickets must be purchased online. Face mask rulings are now optional for fully vaccinated guests in most areas of the park.
Park capacity has returned to normal but restaurants and queues have added some limitations in order to prevent overcrowding.
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While most activities have started to work normally, parades are still on hold in hopes of preventing conglomerations of people. Meet and greets with Disney characters have been replaced with socially distanced character processions. Services like FASTPASS and Disney MaxPass remain suspended.
Following the year of closure, Disney has redone a lot of things. On the heels of the release of the Jungle Cruise movie, the California park has redone the Jungle Cruise ride, which had controversial depictions of indigenous people. The Florida park will finish the Jungle Cruise ride at some point during the summer.
In Florida, Disney World just opened its Avengers Campus, a new park area based on the Marvel movies. Due to the 50 year anniversary of the Disney World parks, Walt Disney World Resort will be launching “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” a party that will start October 1, 2021 and last for 18 months.
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