Walt Disney World Health & Safety Protocols

There several changes now that the parks and resorts are reopening, including new Walt Disney World health and safety protocols.

With the reopening of the parks and resorts, Disney is doing all that they can to ensure guests and Cast Members stay safe.

From face coverings, to temperature screenings, to physical distancing, to sanitizing stations, there are multiple measures guests must follow.

Here’s everything you to need to know about Disney World health and safety protocols.

Do I need a face covering?

The simple answer is: yes.

All guests age 2 and up must wear a face covering. This also goes for Cast Members.

Your face covering must:

  • Fully cover you nose and mouth
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops
  • Fit snugly and comfortably around the sides of your face
  • Be made of breathable material, either disposable or reusable
  • Not be a costume mask

Can I take off my mask?

The mask must be worn at all times, except for when eating or swimming.

Disney is currently discussing having “relaxation zones” for guests who need a mask break.

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What about temperature screenings?

Everyone must have their temperature taken at each theme park entry with a no-touch thermometer.

If your temperature reads 100.4 F or above, you will be escorted to another location for rescreening and assistance. If you display 100.4 F or above again, you and anyone in your party will be denied entry.

Disney also recommends taking your temperature before leaving home to ensure you’re safe to travel and enter the theme parks.

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Where can I wash and sanitize my hands?

There are multiple hand-washing and sanitizing stations throughout the parks.

You can also wash your hands in restrooms and find hand sanitizer at attraction entry and exit points.

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What about retail and dining locations?

When checking out at a retail or food and beverage spot, there will be plexiglass barriers.

At dining locations, tables and seating will be 6-feet apart to ensure physical distancing. Disney also asks guests to not move chairs.

Contactless and cashless payment options are highly encouraged. You can use MagicBands, Apple Pay, Google Pay, debit cards, credit cards, and Disney Gift Cards.

Mobile Ordering will become available at more locations. When it comes to menus, you can use the My Disney Experience app to scan a code to access a table-service restaurant’s digital menu.

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What about checking in at Disney Resort hotels?

Instead of going to the front desk, check-in online or via My Disney Experience prior to your arrival. Per usual, you should receive a room-ready notification via text so you can bypass the front desk.

Make sure you have your MagicBand ready to unlock your door. You can also use My Disney Experience as a digital key.

What about physical distancing?

There are several social distancing measures the parks and resorts will follow to keep in line with the 6-feet apart rule, like the installation of signage and ground markings.

These will help guests navigate common areas and ensure they’re practicing appropriate physical distancing.

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What about cleaning and sanitation measures? 

Disney promises to clean high-touch areas and surfaces more frequently.

Disney seems to be doing everything they can to make sure guests remain safe and healthy during their visits.

What else do I need to know?

Be sure to read about any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to Florida.

Make sure and your party haven’t been in contact with anyone with confirmed or suspected symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine or that you’re not under any self-quarantine orders.

You must also ensure you’re not experiencing any of the following symptoms when entering WDW:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Check out my complete Walt Disney World Reopening Guide for other details.