Disney World Announces Plans To Open Theme Parks By July
Disney World will be enforcing social distancing as it reopens in July.
by Bianca Katipunan | June 01, 2020
After months of closure due to the pandemic, the happiest place on Earth is finally opening its doors once more. Disney announced its plans to reopen Disneyland Florida by July. This comes after Shanghai Disney World opened last May 11. Disney said in a statement that they submitted a proposal to the Orange Economic Recovery Task Force that described their plans to ensure the safety of visitors in the theme park.
The park’s safety procedures
The theme park plans to reopen Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 11 and Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15. These attractions will be open with limited capacity and social distancing will be imposed based on the rules and regulations of the government and health experts. This means the theme park will have temperature screenings, have a no mask no entry policy, and all guests must maintain a distance of six feet while lining up.
Disney will also prioritize visitors who bought their tickets in advance and will not sell tickets yet. Fireworks, parades, and character meet and greets have been suspended to ensure the safety of visitors and those who work in the theme park.
The theme park will also enable cashless transactions by expanding contactless payments and will also provide hand-sanitizing stations for visitors
When will other Disney Theme Parks and Resorts reopen?
Shanghai Disney land reopened last May 11, 2020, with strict social distancing rules and limitations to the number of people that can enter. Tape markings, masks, temperature screenings, and contact tracing must also be followed in accordance to Shanghai’s government required health procedures.
Tokyo Disney Resort announced plans to reopen once Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces the end of the nationwide shutdown.
Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland have yet to announce when they will reopen.
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