Since both the Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort reopened following their COVID-19 closures, both resorts have worked diligently to keep Guests safe. One way that they have done this is through the use of temperature checks. Guests had to have their temperatures checked prior to entering the parks, dining locations, and more. However, soon, temperature checks will be ending at both resorts.
Walt Disney World
According to Disney in regards to temperature checks:
Since reopening, we have considered guidance 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.
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.
We will continue to follow the guidance of health and safety leaders going forward and most importantly encourage people to get vaccinated.
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort is also getting rid of temperature screenings, but they are ending immediately there. In addition, the Universal Orlando Resort will be changing the social distancing markers from 6 feet to 3 feet.
We’re excited to enhance your Universal experience with the latest safety updates from local health and government officials. There are no more temperature checks upon entry. And Social Distancing between travel parties is now reduced to three feet (1 meter). Still, most of our original safety protocols remain unchanged—from wearing face coverings across our Resort to our ongoing dedication to cleanliness and sanitization.
These changes come on the heels of announcements made by government officials this week.
We will make sure to keep you posted as more safety guideline updates occur for both Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort.