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Disney Parks ‘Boosts’ Flu Awareness Efforts

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Just like you, Disney Parks is working hard to make guests and cast members aware of steps that they can take to prevent the spread of the flu. It’s just part of our ongoing commitment to our Guests’ health and safety.

You should know that over the past several months, a Disney Parks’ team has been monitoring the developments regarding the spread of the H1N1 flu. The team has long-standing relationships with local health officials and we’ve continued to use their guidance to evaluate and, if appropriate, adjust our operations.

Over the next couple weeks, you’ll notice some health-related enhancements, on top of our already rigorous cleaning and sanitation standards. Bulk hand sanitizers are being placed in high-traffic guest areas, including theme park entrances, hotel lobbies and near high-volume character “meet-and-greet” locations. Our parks have already implemented more frequent cleaning of “high-touch” surfaces such as drinking fountains and telephones.

As a reminder, measures recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of flu will be included in our event guide brochures and personal hand sanitizer will be made available for purchase at most merchandise locations.

We’ll continue to rely on the guidance of local, national and international public health officials to do our part to prevent the spread of the flu.


  • Wonder what procedures will be in place to sanitize the biometric thingy eveyone puts their fingers on at the admission turnstiles.-

  • Yet again Disney goes the extra mile to take of Guests.

  • I know this is on everyone’s mind. Thanks Disney for doing for going the extra mile to help! We can always count on you!

  • Nice to see Disney being proactive with this flu season. I think families will like the effort.

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