Magic Kingdom's Splash Mountain
Magic Kingdom's Splash Mountain

Disney Confirms Sanitation Protocols During Coronavirus Outbreak

You only need to turn on the TV news each day to be saturated with reports of the alarming spread of the coronavirus. Within the past couple of weeks we have learned that the virus has now surfaced in several states within the U.S., including two people in the state of Florida, who have tested positive for the virus. The patients are in insolation and are being monitored by the Florida Department of Health.

People planning Disney vacations over the next few months are likely showing concern about what is being done by Disney to ensure the safety of parkgoers.

Disney is closely monitoring the situation and staying in close contact with health agencies for the latest information and guidance.

Disney is taking actions to protect guests and Cast Members.
Disney is taking actions to protect guests and Cast Members.

The theme park’s current sanitation and cleaning standards include in-depth training for all employees, targeted areas of the parks are cleaned and disinfected frequently, spills and trash are receiving rapid attention, along with sanitation standards for restrooms and kitchens.  Cast members are educated on the importance of frequent hand-washing and rigorous cleaning processes. In addition, more hand sanitizers have been placed throughout the parks and resorts. Protocols will be updated and adjusted as needed.

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida along with Disneyland in Anaheim, California remain open. While theme parks in Hong Kong and Shanghai remain temporarily closed, the Tokyo Disney Resort is currently closed but scheduled to reopen within the next two weeks.

Worried about the coronavirus affecting your planned Disney vacation?