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Why We Feel Like Walt Disney World Is Safer Than The Grocery Store

As we quickly approach the one year anniversary of the lockdown, our daily lives have changed significantly from commuting to and from work, traveling, eating in restaurants, and much more.  Since Disney World re-opened their gates in July, guest safety has been at the forefront of the decisions they have made regarding operations.  However, these decisions ensure a safe experience and guest are safer visiting Disney World than they are on their average trip to the grocery store.

1. Temperature Checks

As guests approach the gates to the park, Cast Members will take the temperature of the guests to make sure they do not have a fever.  If your temperature is elevated (which isn’t unsurprising given how hot it can get in Central Florida), guests are given the opportunity to go to a cool down booth and have their temperature checked again.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have not seen temperature checks being used to enter the grocery store.

2. Sanitizer Everywhere

Guests can access hand sanitizer at various places throughout the parks in dispensers.  Guests can also choose to wash their hands in any of the restrooms, as well as various temporary wash basins throughout the parks.  Disney makes hand hygiene very easy by making all of these methods available to guests throughout the parks at countless locations.  On our last trip to the supermarket, there was some sanitizer at the entrance, as well as some wipes for the shopping cart, but that was it. 

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3. Constant Cleaning

The custodial staff at Disney have always been hard workers and constantly cleaning around the parks.  Their commitment to clean has only increased since the pandemic.   Crews are wiping down tables and touch points to keep everyone safe and healthy.  In addition to cleaning in the restaurants and shops, Disney is also cleaning the ride vehicles in the attractions on a very tight schedule throughout the day.  This in in addition to the plastic dividers Disney has put in the attraction queues, as well as some of the ride vehicles. 

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About Tyler

Tyler is a lawyer living in South Florida who visits Disney World at least once a month. He enjoys re-living classic Disney experiences and discovering new things about the parks when he visits. Friends and family always ask him to plan their trip for maximum Disney magic!