Disney World is phasing out temperature checks for guests on entry, but will keep them for areas of its Florida resort

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The Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World, Florida.

  • Disney World will slowly drop temperature checks for guests on entry, but will keep them in some areas.
  • Florida Orange County Department of Health said temperature checks are unnecessary and wasteful, WFTV reported.
  • Disney Land in California opened at 25% capacity last week.
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Disney World said it will start to phase out temperature checks for guests from this weekend.

“Following the advice of the CDC and our local health officials, we will phase out onsite temperature screenings at Walt Disney World Resort for Cast Members beginning May 8 and Guests on May 16,” Disney World said in a statement on its website.

Guests will still be asked to wear face masks, except when eating, drinking, or taking photos outside at the Orlando-based resort.

Social distancing rules will also be reduced from 6 feet to 3 feet, after reopening in July last year.

Dr. Raul Pino, health officer for the Orange County Department of Health, said last week that checking temperatures “makes no difference” and could be a waste of resources, WFTV reported.

Temperature screenings will still be required for entry to some locations, including at the resort’s hotel restaurants.

Guests with a temperature 100.4 F or above will not be allowed entry, along with the rest of their party, the statement said.

California-based Disney Land reopened last week at 25% capacity. The park is open to California residents only.

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