Walt Disney World Presents Proposal to Reopen Parks Beginning July 11th

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Jim McPhee, Senior Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World, formally presented Walt Disney World’s reopening proposal during this morning’s Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force meeting.

According to the proposal, Walt Disney World would begin a phased reopening for parks beginning July 11th. Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will open on July 11th, and Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open on July 15th.

As detailed in today’s reopening proposal, Walt Disney World will be implementing new safety and measures. As per the proposal, guests will now be required to wear face coverings, maintain social distancing throughout the parks (including in attraction queues), and will be temperature screened before entering the parks.

Some of the signs that guests will see when approaching and entering Walt Disney World parks.

Walt Disney World restaurants will offer guests increased mobile ordering options. Merchandise locations will feature plexiglass dividers at point of sale, as will food locations. A cashless environment will be encouraged.

Additional safety reminders will be found throughout the Walt Disney World parks.

Character meet and greet locations, parades, and fireworks will temporarily be suspended.

Walt Disney World’s reopening proposal will now be reviewed by Orange County Mayor, Jerry Demings. If approved by Mayor Demings, the proposal will be sent to Governor Ron DeSantis for his vote.

For additional information regarding the reopening of Walt Disney World Resort, be sure to visit our Reopening Information and Updates.

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Watch the live stream of the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force meeting below:

Source: Orange TV