Following a visit from Orange County health officials to observe the new COVID-19 protocols the resort has put into place, Disneyland is implementing several additional recommendations from the state, including placing social distancing markers outside restrooms, installing more hand sanitizing stations at attractions, and adding Spanish language signs with health and safety information. Today, we saw the first of these Spanish-language signs installed across property.
If these look familiar, it’s because they’re the same as the ones in English, reminding guests to keep their face masks on at all times unless eating or drinking, maintaining distance, washing hands frequently, covering your nose and mouth to cough or sneeze, and to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Signs are placed throughout the Esplanade, as well as in Downtown Disney District.
Besides the Health and Safety, or Salud Y Seguridad signage, there’s also social distancing signage reminding guests to stay a minimum of 6 feet from other parties:
Considering the number of bilingual and Spanish-speaking guests that frequent the Disneyland Resort and its theme parks, these signs are a thoughtful way of keeping everyone engaged when it comes to following the new protocols and staying safe. In fact, given that a vast majority of guests at Walt Disney World are also Spanish speakers—I should know because I’m one of them—I find that these signs would be a great way to make sure guidelines aren’t lost in translation.
Orange County Health Care Agency recently gave their approval for Disneyland Resort to reopen. Incorporating the suggestions from Orange County Health Care officials could mean Disneyland is one step closer to opening, especially with Spanish signs ensuring more guests can read and understand protocols.