US Theme Parks to Stop Temperature Screenings on Visitors

Busch Gardens, Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando will stop temperature screenings for visitors

Busch Gardens, Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando have made changes to their COVID-19 guidelines.

Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will no longer take temperature checks upon entry.

“We are committed to the health & safety of our employees, guests, and the animals in our care. Our guidelines have been updated to remove temperature screenings for our guests, and we continue to operate with enhanced health and safety measures, including limited capacity, reservations, physical distancing, enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures, and face covering requirements,” the park said in a statement.

The park said it will also be “altering physical distancing protocols in certain locations within the parks from six to three feet. The additional space will allow more access to venues while giving guests the opportunity to maintain appropriate physical distancing.”

Walt Disney World Resort

Following the advice of the CDC and local health officials, Walt Disney World Resort will phase out the on-site temperature screenings at the parks for cast members beginning May 8 and guests beginning May 16.

“We will continue to follow the guidance of health and safety leaders going forward and most importantly encourage people to get vaccinated,” the website stated.

As of now, temperature screenings are required for entry at some locations. Guests have to undergo a temperature screening with no-touch thermometers before entry.
The park asks guests to check the temperatures of everyone in your party as an extra layer of precaution.

Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando will now no longer take temperature checks upon entry.

The park has also changed their social distancing between travel parties. It has been reduced to 3 feet (1 metre), instead of 6 feet.

“Still, most of our original safety protocols remain unchanged—from wearing face coverings across our Resort to our ongoing dedication to cleanliness and sanitisation,” the website stated.