Due to Coronavirus concerns, we’ve been actively monitoring the status of fingerprint scanning at all park entry points throughout the resort. These fingerprint scanners are touched by thousands of people every day, and given the transmission rates of Coronavirus, it seems Disney is trying its best to keep these as clean as possible.
Today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Cast Members were seen wiping down each MagicBand touchpoint and finger scan base after each guest that came through.
As you enter the park, the faint smell of hand sanitizer and disinfectant fills the air.
Managers are overseeing that each Cast Member remembers to wipe down each station after use.
With confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida and California, the Disney Parks division has had to enact heightened sanitation measures across the parks, including increased availability of hand sanitizer stations throughout Disneyland Resort and also at Walt Disney World.
In the latest official statement, the company addressed the overall increased sanitation methods at all Disney Parks:
“We have very stringent sanitation procedures in place at Walt Disney World Resort. We are in close contact with health agencies for information and guidance, and at this time, we are continuing to communicate to our Cast the importance of preventative measures such as frequent handwashing and rigorous cleaning processes.
“For guest convenience, we have placed additional hand sanitizers throughout our parks and resorts and will adjust our protocols as the situation warrants.”
We’ll be keeping our eyes on developments here in Florida and in California, as well as in Paris, and Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong regarding the COVID-19 outbreak’s effect on Disney Parks operations and beyond.