Physical distancing markers in Disney World ride queues continue to be removed

Jun 14, 2021 in "Jungle Cruise"

Physical distancing markers removed at Jungle Cruise
Posted: Monday June 14, 2021 1:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World is rapidly moving to a far more normal mode of operation as COVID-19 physical distancing markers continue to be removed throughout the parks.

Physical distancing markers in extended outdoor queues has been in the process of removal for the last couple of weeks, and now we are seeing more markers being removed from inside the main queue areas.

At the Magic Kingdom's Jungle Cruise for example, all markers have now been removed from both the extended overflow queue outdoors, and the main queue near to the loading dock. Although markers in the queue have been removed, the boats are still being loaded in groups divided by plexiglass screens. It would seem likely that they will also soon be removed.

Disney will drop its mask use requirement for Walt Disney World tomorrow on June 15, and looks set to be introducing more entertainment including fireworks in the coming weeks. We still await Disney's announcement on that, but the signs on the ground are that COVID-19 mitigation methods are rapidly coming to an end at Disney theme parks.

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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?