Walt Disney World recently updated their mask policies, allowing Guests to not wear face coverings when outdoors, with the exception of in queues. Disney is in the process of making several changes to the Guest experience and our Florida correspondent, Jeremiah, stopped by Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a look at what you can expect on your next visit.
Face coverings are required on Disney transportation, including the Disney Skyliner, but you can take them off once you’re back outside. New A-frame signs have been added reminding Guests to keep their face mask with them as they will need to wear them anytime they go indoors or enter the queue for an attraction.
Here’s a look down Hollywood Boulevard with many Guests choosing not to wear a face covering, which are optional in this scenario.
Cast Members are at the entrans to shops to make sure that Guests have a face mask on before entering.
With changes to capacity restrictions, the park has also reopened some shops that had remained closed throughout the past year, such as Beverly Sunset and Reel Vogue.
One of the first attractions to remove plexiglass barriers was The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror. Capacity has also increased on this attraction, with all rows now boarded, save for one seat left open between parties.
While the plexiglass is gone from the maintenance service elevators, there are still barriers in the indoor queue.
The grouping has gone back to normal, removing the extra dots to keep parties six-feet apart.
Star Wars: Launch Bay is still a Relaxation Station, the only indoor (and air conditioned) area in the park where face masks can be removed (except for indoor seating at restaurants).
Some new goods have arrived on Batuu and with increased demand, the outdoor marketplace shops are now using a virtual queue system. Plan your visit as early as possible because they can fill up for the day.
Outdoor kiosks that were previously closed have reopened.
As more and more restrictions are lifted, Disney’s Hollywood Studios begins to feel more and more like the park we knew before March 2020.
It will take some time to remove all of the plexiglass barriers, with Star Tours: The Adventure Continues still grouping parties around dividers and skipping rows.
Stay tuned to Laughing Place for more updates from “The most magical place on Earth.”