PHOTOS: Kilimanjaro Safaris Installs Social Distancing Markers and Plexiglass Barriers
Kilimanjaro Safaris has reopened, along with the theme park, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Like other attractions, Kilimanjaro Safaris has implemented new measures to maintain social distancing and protect guests.
Before entering the queue, there is a hand sanitizer dispenser.
There are social distancing markers on the floor throughout the queue instructing guests to wait six feet back from other parties.
Social distancing wasn’t difficult for us because there was nobody else in line.
Kilimanjaro Safaris has one of Walt Disney World’s longer queues, and it can’t be shortened, so we still walked the entire thing.
We eventually caught up with the other guests waiting to board the next truck.
There were more hand sanitizer dispensers available before boarding the ride vehicle.
Clear plexiglass windows are up between each row of the boarding area.
Instead of filling each row as much as possible, there is only one party per row.
While otherattractions have been leaving empty rows between parties, Kilimanjaro Safaris has instead opted to put plastic windows up between each row. This works well on the covered vehicle and still allows guests in each row to get a 360-degree view of the savanna.
This also means the ride can accommodate more guests at a time unlike many of the other socially distanced attractions.
Some early reports indicated that guests would be allowed to remove their masks on this ride, but that was not the case when we rode it. All guests were required to keep their masks on.
After our safari, Cast Members began disinfecting our vehicle. They thoroughly wiped down the seats and poles.
The Cast Members were doing this after every safari ride, so guests are always riding freshly cleaned trucks.
After exiting the ride there was a hand-washing station.
Keep watching WDWNT.com for more information about new social distancing procedures on attractions.