Updated: Jun 8, 2020
Three months After their announcement to close in March due to COVID-19, Walt Disney World provided its plan to reopen to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force on Tuesday morning. Their plan is to reopen two of its parks on July 11th, with the other two opening a few days later, on July 15th.
Disney Parks exec Matt Simon Issued this statement below:
"Everything we’re doing during this unprecedented time is in service of our guests, our cast members and our third-party operating participants, who will also be following these new guidelines in their locations,"
"We are constantly monitoring conditions and best practices, and we continue to learn every day from health and government authorities. As a result, our operational changes and safety measures may change from time to time as circumstances evolve. We want to deliver all the Disney magic you know and love with safety, as always, our top priority."
The first of Disney World's parks to reopen are Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, letting people in on July 11th. Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios would open on July 15th with several rules put in place regarding guests in the parks.
Shanghai Disneyland reopened in May at 20% capacity, with guidelines in place that required guests and cast members to wear masks. The same things will be implemented in Disney World, with temperature checks for everyone. There will also be enhanced cleaning and sanitization stations.
All parades and events that draw crowds will be suspended during this time. This applies to character meet-and-greets as well.
What do you think? Will you be rushing the family to take that Disney family Vacation anytime soon or will you continue to quarantine until today’s climate proves to be safer?