PHOTOS: Pre-Shows Return, Plexiglass Dividers Disappear, and Attractions Now Seating Multiple Parties Together at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Walt Disney World continues to relax its COVID-19 protocols now that face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests and physical distancing markers are slowly being removed. Today, we thought we’d show you just how those changes are taking effect at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.



Hello there! The attraction’s pre-show has been restored to its pre-pandemic state. Distancing markers are gone, and guests must now watch the entire presentation before they move on to board the ride.


In addition, Cast Members are now seating multiple parties together. And there’s also a welcome sight, as the divisive plexiglass dividers have gone extinct.

Kali River Rapids


Similarly, Kali River Rapids is now seating all twelve seats in the raft, placing parties next to each other.

Kilimanjaro Safaris


Over at Kilimanjaro Safaris, distancing markers are gone and every row is being utilized aboard the vehicles.


The plastic dividers are also gone, allowing for a nicer view and much better airflow along the journey.

AVATAR Flight of Passage


Both rides in Pandora The World of Avatar have eliminated physical distancing. All banshee seats are being used at Flight of Passage.

Na’vi River Journey


The plastic dividers have also been removed from Na’vi River Journey.

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Taco Cat
Taco Cat
3 months ago

And, just like that! Push and shove is back!