Since the parks of Walt Disney World reopened last July, one of the new requirements for entry was a temperature check just outside the gates of each park. Starting May 16th, that requirement will be lifted.

What’s Happening:

  • Since the beginning of the phased reopening of Walt Disney World began last June, across property guests had to pass through temperature checks in order to be admitted to parks, hotels, restaurants, and even Disney Springs. If a guest had a temperature 100.4 degrees or above, they would be turned away.
  • Earlier this evening, Disney announced that starting May 16th, guests will no longer have to pass through these temperature screenings, at the advice of the CDC and local officials.

  • The announcement from Disney said: “From the very beginning of our phased reopening, we have considered guidance from public health authorities, appropriate 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. As this guidance continues to evolve, and with the support of local health and government officials, we are making some additional adjustments. Following the advice of the CDC and our local health officials, we will phase out onsite temperature screenings at Walt Disney World Resort for Cast Members beginning May 8 and Guests on May 16.”

  • It is also worth noting that based on the announcement, this applies solely to temperature checks. At this time, facial coverings/masks are still required at the Walt Disney World Resort, and other procedures implemented since the parks began their phased reopening are still in place.
  • This announcement also only applies to Walt Disney World, not the recently reopened Disneyland Resort or other parks around the globe.

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