Today (May 27) in a virtual meeting with the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, the plans for reopening Walt Disney World were announced.
In the meeting, Jim McPhee, senior vice president of operations for Walt Disney World announced the plan to begin reopening the Disney theme parks on July 11. For the plan to be official, it has to be approved by the mayor of Orange County, Mayor Jerry Demings, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“Our plans call for a phased reopening of our theme parks beginning with the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Saturday, July 11,” according to McPhee. “Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open on Wednesday, July 15.”
The parks will implement advanced safety protocols for cast members and park guests. Requiring guests and workers to wear face masks, requiring guests to make reservations for attending the parks, requiring temperature checks for all guests and cast members, and implementing social distancing measures are just a few changes that can be expected.
Visit Disney’s website for more details on the parks’ reopening plans.