'A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King' physical distancing drops to 3ft

May 14, 2021 in "Festival of the Lion King"

A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King
Posted: Friday May 14, 2021 1:23pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The recently opened 'A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King' at Disney's Animal Kingdom is moving to 3ft physical distancing in a move to ramp-up capacity.

'A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King' opened last Saturday at somewhere close to a third of its normal capacity.

Changes this weekend will see guests seated on the previously empty rows in spaces that still offer some degree of physical distancing. We estimate the changes to put the capacity somewhere closer to 50%.

Disney announced earlier this week that it will begin reducing physical distancing to 3ft over the next few weeks at Walt Disney World, replacing the original reopening guidelines of 6ft.

The reduction from 6ft to 3ft will take place in certain areas at the parks, resort hotels and Disney Springs, but won't apply to dining areas, shopping or any area where guests can remove masks.

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MousertainmentJun 29, 2021

I know this thread is referring to WDW, but at DL the trams aren't running either. Per my phone, it was 1.3 miles of walking to get from my car to the front gate of the parks at DL. So if you include there and back again, that's 2 1/2 miles. Which is 2 1/2 miles more of the park that could be enjoyed that didn't need to be walked to and from the parking structure, no matter how good your physical condition may be. The trams are needed.

disneygeek90Jun 28, 2021

I mean... I understand the sentiment but you're going to a theme park that requires lots of walking. If someone is physically unable to walk to the front of the park before needing to rent a wheel chair, they should probably have that handled before arriving at the park.

Baloo62Jun 28, 2021

Oh, I don't know, maybe for the elderly...young children...those with mobility issues. But yeah, screw 'em for a few extra bucks of profit. You're really walking the walk with that inclusion key there, Disney.

dreday3Jun 22, 2021

Anyone know the reason why the Mexico Pavilion is still having guests wait in line to get in? I thought distancing was relaxed?

wdwmagicJun 22, 2021

Yep, it is all just a matter of labor now to rip these things down. Probably a safe bet that give it another week, and everything will be gone.

DCBakerJun 22, 2021

Reportedly the plexiglass in queue lines of Haunted Mansion, BTMRR and Peter Pan are now gone.

Captain BarbossaJun 22, 2021

Lol, maybe, but my sniffer works just fine with the masks I wear/wore.

GimpYancIentJun 22, 2021

It's the masks not the social distancing that obscured aromas.

Captain BarbossaJun 22, 2021

I’m sure gonna miss social distancing. It really was nice not to be able to smell other guests.

SirwalterraleighJun 22, 2021

…oh brooke… its not “the first time” at all…you’re just obsessed 👍🏻

DCBakerJun 22, 2021

GimpYancIentJun 22, 2021

I am waiting to see when they get moved to Living W The Land to protect the growing produce.

donsullivanJun 22, 2021

Everything is a day-by-day change right now but when I rode Safari on Saturday afternoon they were still there.

dreday3Jun 22, 2021

Sorry if I missed this - have the plastic barriers been removed from the Safari vehicles?