Disney World in Florida to Reopen in Mid-July

By Kurt Stolz on 27 May 2020
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Epcot Theme Park at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney Co. said it plans to reopen its theme parks at Walt Disney World in Florida in mid July.

Pending final government approval, the company will reopen the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks on July 11, and Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15.

Disney is utilizing a new reservation system that will allow it to limit the number of people in the parks to ensure social distancing.  It has temporarily suspended new hotel reservations and ticket sales so it can allocate slots to existing reservations.

Park visitors will be expected to wear masks and utilize mobile devices for food orders, although some restaurants will provide disposable paper menus.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek has said in multiple interviews on U.S. news programs that the company is opening later than other theme parks in the region in order to be more cautious and “build trust.”

In addition, Disney World will not offer parades and its famous nightly fireworks program as well as other events that draw large crowds where social distancing would likely be an issue.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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