For the first time since mid-March, guests were back at the Magic Kingdom.

Walt Disney World hosted a special preview Tuesday for cast members at both Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, giving the parks a chance to test out new procedures aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. This includes face masks for all employees and all guests over the age of 2, physical distancing throughout the park and temperature checks upon arrival.

Like Universal Orlando’s own employee previews last month, crowds were light.

Here’s a longer stroll through the park from the Magic Blitz Podcast.

One major change since the park closed: Cinderella Castle is sporting a new paint job. Announced back in February, turrets now sport a darker shade of blue while the central part of castle has gone from white to a new pinkish hue.

There were plenty of reminders that we’re living in a pandemic while inside the park. Besides everyone donning a face mask, character interactions are only being done at a distance — and in some inventive ways.

Some rides saw significant changes for this COVID-19 era. Plexiglass has been installed in the queue for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, while interactive elements are unavailable at the moment.

The Haunted Mansion has turned the “Stretching Room” pre-show scene into a simple walk-through.

On other rides, employees could be seen cleaning ride vehicles between parties.

And on Jungle Cruise, plexiglass dividers have been installed inside the boat itself.

You would expect Disney cast members to be on their best behavior inside the park. Theme Park Tribune did not hear even anecdotal evidence of anyone violating the face mask requirements. There were, however, some concerns expressed on social media from those in attendance. One person snapped a picture of a not-socially-distant crowd forming in front of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

While Touring Plans noted the Peter Pan’s Flight queue could be problematic when even restricted crowds get larger.

The Magic Blitz Podcast captured what look like an animatronic freakout on the Carousel of Progress.

At Animal Kingdom, the story was largely the same: light crowds, distanced character greetings and new safety measures, including plexiglass in the Flight of Passage queue.

Employee previews at Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom will continue on Wednesday, followed by previews for annual passholders on Thursday and Friday. Both parks will reopen to the general public on Saturday. Cast member previews will also be held at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 13 and 14 ahead of those parks’ reopenings on July 15.

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