PHOTOS: “it’s a small world” Reopens with Frequent Boat Cleaning, Social Distancing, and Updated Protocols at Magic Kingdom

We are back in the Magic Kingdom for reopening previews, riding our favorite rides and taking note of all the new health and safety measures across the park amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, we’re off on the happiest cruise, over at “it’s a small world”! Let’s see what’s new on the attraction experience…

small world reopening
small world reopening
small world reopening

Notably, an extension of the queue area for “it’s a small world” has been set up to the right of the attraction, backing on to the Tangled restroom area. This is uncovered and open, however spacious enough that guests can properly social distance as the line snakes up and down.

small world reopening
small world reopening

Inside the attraction, new floor markers have been installed to remind guests to keep their distancing as they queue.

small world reopening
small world reopening

Cast Members working the attraction are fully equipped with face masks and face shields.

small world reopening
small world reopening

The “it’s a small world” loading procedure shows one of the key changes to this attraction. Previously, guests would be given a number to stand on to correspond to their row on the attraction boat, which they would climb into as the previous guests disembark. Now, most of these rows are being left clear, to ensure parties are not packed too tightly on each cruise.

small world reopening

As well as this, guests are having to wait until the previous riders have completely left the boat, once again to aid social distancing. From the above photo, we can also see that cast members are taking the time to spray down a boat with sanitiser. Whilst this is not done after every sail, this is taking place very regularly to ensure guest safety, whilst still operating the ride efficiently.

small world reopening

Thank you for joining us on a sail around “it’s a small world”. What do you think of these new ride protocols?

Don’t forget to take a look at the new health and safety measures on other attractions in the park. Nearby, take a look at the reopening of The Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel!

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