As Virus Surges, Walt Disney World Reopens COVID-19 Testing Site

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Disney’s theme parks and Resorts have seen a lot of changes and regulations introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From plexiglass separators to social distancing markers, Guest experiences at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort have been altered for the health and safety of Guests and Cast Members.

Throughout the pandemic, Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom have all abided by federal mask requirements and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) face mask guidelines.

Now, due to the Omicron variant surge, a COVID-19 testing site has reopened near Walt Disney World.


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Due to the ongoing case number increases of COVID-19 nationwide, Osceola County has today reopened a temporary testing site near Walt Disney World.

The COVID-19 testing site, which is operated in partnership with Northshore Clinical Labs, is located near Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Situated at the Maingate Complex at 3020 Maingate Lane, Kissimmee – just off of U.S. Highway 192 – the site can be found adjacent to the Wyndham Orlando Resort and Conference Center.

To accommodate the current surge in COVID-19 testing requests, the site will be open seven days a week and offers free rapid Antigen and PCR testing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointments are required for both Guests and Cast Members at this Walt Disney World testing site, and can be scheduled at


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The Department of Health in Osceola and local pharmacies already provide testing for the local community around Disney World, and have seen demand increase lately since Omicron arrived. You can find more information on testing options here.

Disney World encourages Guests to get the vaccine, with its health and safety guidelines found on the official Disney website:

As we have done since reopening, we’ve been very intentional and gradual in our approach to our COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Based on recent trends and regulatory guidance, Walt Disney World Resort will be making adjustments to these measures, which may continue to change at any time without notice.

We encourage people to get vaccinated.

Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) in all indoor locations, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout all indoor attractions and indoor queues and in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are optional for Guests in outdoor areas.


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Guests looking forward to experiencing indoor attractions like Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Spaceship Earth and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will need to have an approved face covering ready to wear.

Visit the official Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort websites for the most up-to-date information regarding face mask regulations.

About Melissa Cannioto

Melissa is an author, adventurer, and chatterbox, who has worked at Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, and Adventures by Disney! A British native, she has traveled the world seeking new experiences, and now resides in Florida with her husband, an Air Force pilot. Find her children's book at