Disney removes more plexiglass from parks after customer requests

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As the world battles the ongoing pandemic and Disney Parks continues to update and modify its safety protocols, one attraction recently took a “big step” in getting back to normal.

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From increased hand sanitizing stations to contactless payment methods to social distancing markers, Disney Parks around the world have implemented several protocols to ensure everyone’s safety during the ongoing pandemic.

A protocol that Disney also implemented was the installation of plexiglass on several different attractions and in queuing areas. Over time, however, some of these security measures begin to fade.

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The queue to the all-new Minnie & Mickey’s Runaway Railway takes visitors through the iconic California Chinese Theater, giving fans of the Great Movie Ride, the attraction that previously occupied the space, a dose of nostalgia as well. The queue includes an adorable movie that guests watch as they progress through the ride until they arrive at the station.

Here guests are weaved back and forth between bars and until just a few days ago plastic dividers were used to keep guests from spreading COVID-19. As shared online, however, those dividers are long gone, leaving the queue looking like it did when first opened.

See examples of Disney removing those walls in a tweet below from Kyle (@disneyybaddie):


These walls were also recently removed from the queue of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance:


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Although these plexiglass partitions were installed at the height of the pandemic, we do not know to what extent they effectively stopped the spread of the virus. Many guests found them “claustrophobic”, which made many of the lines feel tighter than they were comfortable with.

We’ve seen plenty of guests and fans asking for those walls to be taken down and now it looks like Disney has listened. We are happy to see the Parks back to normal, even if it is a slow process.

Step into the world of Mickey and Minnie

The darling duo leisurely drive out for a picnic in their sporty roadster, followed by Engineer Goofy’s train. Plot twist – you can go too! Hop aboard a crazy railroad and embark on a whirlwind journey through a world where the rules of physics don’t apply. Prepare for unexpected twists, slapstick gags and mind-blowing transformations at every turn as Mickey and Minnie try to save the day.

We don’t know where this train is going! It’s an adventure for Mickey and Minnie fans of all ages.

A one-of-a-kind ride

Based on the recent award-winning Mickey Mouse cartoon short, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is the first ride at any Disney park that features Mickey Mouse and his friends.

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Do you like this ride?

Let Academy Travel’s team of experts help you plan your next magical Disneyland Resort vacation, including Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure and the Downtown Disney District. Or what about the Walt Disney World Resort‘s four theme parks – Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios – and the shopping and dining district of Disney Springs!

While you’re at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can enjoy Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith on Sunset Boulevard. Near the Chinese Theater, guests prepare to ride Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Train. In Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash always has a long queue with others pulling their punches on Midway Mania or spinning their brains on Alien Swirling Saucers. Of course, you have to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for Blue Milk or Green Milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run!

Herman C. Harkins