Disney is taking its first steps to reopen their parks in none other than China next week — and the takeaway/possible road map for what’s to come is simple … lots of slower lines.
New China TV documented an in-depth tour given by the VP of Operations, Andrew Bolstein, which showed how the park plans to safely operate Monday — when they’ll reopen their doors to the public. Bottom line … social distancing will be key, literally everywhere.
Right from the get-go, ticketholders will have to wait in line with markers on the ground of where NOT to stand, which automatically creates a distance between people of about a meter or so. Going in, they gotta be wearing face masks, have their temperature checked … and also present updated medical records essentially proving they’re coronavirus-free.
But wait, there’s more … waiting. Once inside, there are a lot more markers on the ground, where people are supposed to stay as they navigate the park. The rides are kinda the same deal — everyone is spaced out, and they’ll even load people onto cars via every other row.
What that means … each ride will have less people on it than it can normally carry (in order to maintain the appropriate social distancing), so to go on Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney fans might have to wait a lifetime and a half going forward … more so than usual.
It’s unclear if Disneyland (Anaheim) and Disney World (Orlando) will adopt similar measures if/when they decide to restart the breakers, but it’s likely their plan will be similar.
Might not be a better time to get on that Fast Pass plan. Yipeee!!!