Walt Disney World Announces Plans to Reopen in July & Face Masks Will Be Required
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Disney World is planning its post-coronavirus comeback!
Walt Disney World just announced its plan to reopen on July 11.
The park’s reopening date was revealed in a presentation the company made to Orange County’s Economic Recovery Task Force this morning. County officials have approved the plans so now they just need to be approved by the Florida governor.
Walt Disney World has been closed since March 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic. A Disney Parks Blog Post has now laid out plans for a phased reopening with the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom set to open on July 11. EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are scheduled to reopen on July 15.
As these parks reopen, attendance will be limited using a reservation system with priority given to existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders.
The first part of Disney World’s phased reopening will only include a limited number of attractions. Experiences that typically draw large groups, such as parades and nighttime spectaculars, won’t take place until a later date.
While characters will return to the parks on day one, certain “high-touch” experiences such as makeovers, playgrounds, and character meet and greets will be unavailable at first. Guests will notice many other changes on their next visit to Disney World too.
Social distancing markers will be placed throughout the park, and all cast members and guests will be required to undergo temperature checks. Face masks will also be required for guests ages three and up in the parks and common areas of resort hotels.
For more details about Walt Disney World’s plans to reopen and information on how the new reservation system and safety measures will work, head on over to the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest updates.