As the overwhelming fear that surrounded the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic fades thanks to circulating vaccines and small overall case numbers, it may seem that things are back to business as usual at Walt Disney World Resort.
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After all, the mandates for face masks have been lifted, and new tours and attractions are starting to form – including moanaAn inspiring ride out of the water at EPCOT – Character encounters and welcomes return in droves, and summertime crowds return at all Disney World theme parks.
However, COVID-19 has not gone away, and recently a guest contracted the novel coronavirus during a vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. The guest decided to cancel his trip, even though it was already in progress, and alerted Disney officials about a positive COVID-19 test.
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Now, the guest has updated Reddit users about Disney’s response to the situation and it appears the company is doing the right thing and rewarding the guest for being honest about the existence of COVID. u/disturbing Wrote:
An update to my previous post about getting COVID in the middle of a flight:
Disney was beautiful, as usual. They bring back unused night points for DVC and give us park tickets well into 2025.
It’s not how we wanted this trip to go, but it’s really nice to know that we don’t lose all the money we spent. Basically, we’ll take out the plane ticket home and what we spend to get home via a rental car instead.
It sucks, but Disney makes sure it doesn’t suck on too much.
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Other Disney Parks fans in the thread praised Disney for “doing the right thing” under the circumstances – u / shinychicklet chimed in, posting:
So sorry to hear about the Covid news but was relieved to hear that Disney is doing the right thing! Have you called your airline? They may give you a credit to use at another time. Again, they need to discourage people with Covid from flying, so they really should count on you and not just take your money. I hope you start feeling better soon!
u / low He also praised both Disney and the guest for their reactions to the unfortunate situation:
I am really glad that Disney is effectively rewarding your honesty by helping you so generously. I’m sure a lot of people will decide on power during their journey feeling sick and spreading COVID-19. hope you get well soon.
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Disney World brings detailed updates to the guest experience of the pandemic era world Official Website:
As we have done since reopening, we have been very intentional and progressive in our approach to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Based on recent trends and regulatory guidelines, Walt Disney World Resort will make adjustments to these procedures, which may continue to change at any time without notice.
We encourage people to get vaccinated.
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Have you had COVID during the Disney Parks holiday since the pandemic started in 2020?
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