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  • Writer's pictureCollin Brazan

Here's how Disney has continued to ease coronavirus restrictions

Updated: May 16

Gone are the days of social distancing, required masks and heavy capacity limits from Walt Disney World® Resort. COVID-19 restrictions continue to change rapidly, and new announcements are seemingly made daily. Here is the latest:


Masks are no longer required in any location for guests who are fully vaccinated. It runs on an honor system, and cast members do not check to verify any proof of vaccination. Cast members in many roles are still required to wear masks, though no roles require face shields any more.

Social Distancing

There is no social distancing at any Orlando theme park. The recommendation by Disney is to distance yourself to levels that you feel safe at, but there are no markers specifying a distancing number. Some queues and attractions still have plexiglass screens, though it seems to be a matter of time before they are all removed. There is no social distancing or rows skipped in attraction vehicles.


Capacity is still limited, though the number has not been made publicly available. The capacity limit is being steadily increased, as Disney has replenished park reservation slots for almost all dates during the summer.

Attractions and Fireworks

Several shows are in the process of recalling cast, and official announcements as to reopening dates should arrive within the coming months. Happily Ever After and Epcot Forever fireworks spectaculars are set to return for July 1, 2021. The Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival will be running in full when it begins on July 15.

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