U.S. Government Advisory Urges Summer Vacationers to Cancel Their Disney Trips – Inside the Magic

Over the past decade, the world has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which initially emerged in 2019. This virus caused a global pandemic and adversely affected various industries, including Disney World, one of the largest theme park companies.

Disney theme parks, including Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland Resort in California, were forced to shut down for extended periods, and even when they reopened, they implemented stringent protocols such as mask mandates, social distancing regulations, capacity restrictions, park pass reservations, and the elimination of meet and greets to ensure the safety of guests.

More recently, there has been a noticeable increase in COVID-19 infections in the United States, specifically in at least 38 states. This resurgence has been occurring over the past several weeks, coinciding with the arrival of summer. However, it is essential to remain cautious, as the pandemic is still unpredictable and new variants are emerging, causing concern among public health experts.

One of the emerging variants of concern is the FLiRT variants, which account for over half of the new infections in the U.S. Currently, two specific FLiRT subvariants, KP.3 and KP.2, have been identified. These new variants are characterized by having both increased transmissibility and immune evasion, making them a concern for global health.

To minimize the risk of infection at Disney World and elsewhere, it is recommended to wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer, and stay home if you are feeling ill. It is also crucial to stay informed about the latest updates regarding COVID-19 and the various vaccinations available to help combat the virus’s spread.

As for Disney World, it is essential to ensure that guests can enjoy the magical experience without fear of the ongoing pandemic. With attractions where thousands of guests use each day, it is vital to maintain personal hygiene, use provided hand sanitizers, and avoid attending the park if you are feeling ill.

For those interested in staying up-to-date on the vaccine front, the FDA recently reconsidered its recommendations for updating the COVID-19 vaccines, advising manufacturers to focus on targeting the KP.2 strain instead of the JN.1 lineage.

With Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opening, EPCOT’s refurbishment complete, and the new Dreams that Soar drone show at Disney Springs, there is more reason than ever for guests to visit Disney World this summer, especially during school breaks. To make the most out of your visit, it is essential to be mindful of the ongoing health and safety measures to protect yourself, your family, and fellow guests at the parks.

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