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Park Entrance Temperature Checks Ended Early as Masks No Longer Required Outdoors at Walt Disney World

Just over a week ago, Disney announced that temperature checks would be eliminated for guests effective May 16, 2021. We’ve already seen them removed from some resort hotel restaurants early, and now we’re seeing that park entrances have followed suit.

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This morning at Magic Kingdom, we’ve found that no temperature check would be required before entering the park, a day earlier than announced. A security Cast Member advised this change would be resort-wide. While the temperature screening tents are still in place, they are not manned.

With the abrupt, and somewhat unexpected, loosening of face covering rules yesterday evening, it was apparently decided that maskless guests would not mesh well with temperature screening personnel.

Guests have always been required to wear a mask in outdoor common areas on Walt Disney World property, especially the park entrance areas which include temperature screening tents. With the outdoor face covering mandate now heavily reduced, many guests are not wearing a face covering as they approach the would-be stations for the last day of temperature checks, and Disney has likely tried to avoid this confusion by ending the screenings a day early.

Last night, alongside the announcement that face coverings would no longer be required in most outdoor areas at Walt Disney World, mentions of temperature checks were quietly removed from the “Experience Updates” page.

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The capture above shows the page earlier in the day, where temperature screenings were included as a safety measure, but noted to be ending as of May 16th.

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This photo shows the page as it stands now, with no mention of temperature screenings for guests nor Cast Members. Clearly, temperature checks are now a thing of the past, at least at Walt Disney World.

Stay tuned to WDWNT for updates on all of the COVID-19 safety measures at Walt Disney World.

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