Walt Disney World and Universal will stop requiring temperature checks

Face masks are still required at both parks.

Photo via Disney

Local theme parks Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando are both phasing out temperature checks as part of their respective COVID-19 safety protocols over the next few days.

Universal Orlando is acting first, ending temperature checks across the board on Thursday [hey that's today!].

Universal will also ease up on physical distancing requirements at the park, reducing the distance from six feet to three feet. This is in line with physical distancing guidelines in Orange County, which were changed by Mayor Jerry Demings from six to three feet at the end of April.

Walt Disney World, on the other hand, ends the mandatory temp checks for employees on May 8 and park visitors a little bit later on May 16.

Temperature checks for park employees and visitors had been mandatory for entrance since both theme parks reopened last summer.

Face masks are still required at both parks.

This article first appeared at our sister publication Orlando Weekly

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