Disney World's trash cans are being restored to their normal state at the theme parks, resorts, and Disney Springs

May 11, 2021 in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Tuesday May 11, 2021 12:15pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World's trash cans are in the process of being returned to normal after almost a year of having no lids.

When Walt Disney World began its phased reopening from the COVID shutdown in May 2020, all of the trash cans had their lids locked in the up-swing position to reduce guest's physical contact with surfaces.

This week a team is moving through property, reinstalling the lids, and returning them to an almost pre-COVID look. The health and safety warning labels are remaining in position for now.

Disney is currently edging closer to normal with small steps being taken on a near weekly basis. So far we have seen mask usage relaxed for guests taking photos, the removal of a face shelf requirement for Cast Members outdoors, and temperature checks being phased out this week for both guests and Cast Members.

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DCBakerMay 15, 2021

Here's that thread - https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/typhoon-returning.973104/#post-9798585

ColeTrain04May 15, 2021

Any rumors on Typhoon Lagoon reopening in the near future?

John park hopperMay 13, 2021

Let's hope they empty the newly open trash cans before they are overflowing

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Require airtight Space Suits! It is time!

larryzMay 12, 2021

The birds lose twice. No more trash can french fries, and no more bugs hanging around the open trash cans.

SpoiledBlueMilkMay 12, 2021

Nature is healing.

MansionButler84May 11, 2021

Tuppence a bag.

dreday3May 11, 2021

Will no one think of the birds? :(

Penny’s DadMay 11, 2021

We saw several birds flying into the trash cans at the Poly looking for food and coming back out with french fries. This should solve that problem.

Captain Culpepper ClineMay 11, 2021

Any other news about trash cans in their normal state? Asking for a friend.

MisterPenguinMay 11, 2021

This will certainly make trash-top dining a more lovely affair!

raymusiccityMay 11, 2021

Little by little, logic and reason will prevail. Just like the CDC acknowledging that outdoors transmission chances of Covid is actually 1%, not 10% Maybe the mask mandate can be lifted before the heat of summer sets in.

HauntedPirateMay 11, 2021

I kind of like them how they were but your example is perfectly logical and reasonable as well.