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The world is struggling to get back to normal thanks to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Disney is set to re-open a small portion of Walt Disney World within the week. With the risk of the virus spreading at the park, Disney has decided to release a disclaimer removing any responsibility from them if any guests catch the Coronavirus in Disney Springs.
This was on a disclaimer on the official Disney World page:
“An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.”
The message also ended with:
“By visiting Walt Disney World Resort, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.”
Though the disclaimer exists, Disney is still setting up new guidelines and precautions to make sure the virus won’t spread in the park. Guests are required to wear a face mask at all times when in Disney Springs, and custodians will also be stationed in what is considered to be ‘high-touch’ areas. Visitors will also have their temperature taken before they are allowed to enter the park, and cashiers have been modified to keep workers safe.
If anything, this is just the beginning of Disney’s plan to slowly open back up the park. Personally, I think it’s too soon to do this kind of thing, but if Disney is willing to move forward, they better have done their research to make sure we don’t get a second wave of the virus.