Visitors to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, will be spared the temperature checks in the park starting May 16. The company announced on its website that it will remove temperature controls for staff members starting May 8 and for visitors on May 16.
“Since the reopening, we have taken into account directions from public health authorities, government agencies, and our own team of health and safety experts as we assess and update health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.” Disney said in a statement.
“We will continue to follow the directions of those responsible for health and safety in the future and, more importantly, we will encourage people to get vaccinated,” it added.
Tickets must be purchased in advance through the reservation system and staff members and all visitors over the age of 2 are required to cover their faces.
Most of the Disney World parks are already open, although much of May is already booked. Blizzard Beach Water Park reopened on March 7, but a reopening date for Typhoon Lagoon has yet to be set.
Physical distancing is maintained, and parades and fireworks are suspended indefinitely to keep visitors apart.
Capacity was also limited, with a more restricted number of people in restaurants and in lines to avoid crowds.
Despite this, visitors can continue to dine at their favorite restaurants and enjoy the attractions, although character encounters were replaced by character parades from a distance.
A new “Star Wars” themed hotel, “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser,” will open in the Epcot Resort area of the park in 2022, offering a two-day, two-night all-inclusive vacation.
This week on May 4, also known as “Star Wars Day,” Disney unveiled a real lightsaber that guests will be able to see in action at the new attraction.