During the Orange County Task Force Meeting this morning, Disney proposed the reopening dates as well as their plan for health and safety throughout the parks, shopping and food service establishments. Keep in mind this is pending Orange County and state approval.
Disney’s Plan of Action for Re-opening
Here are the opening dates for a phased reopening:
Magic kingdom and Animal Kingdom will open July 11th
Hollywood Studios and Epcot on Wednesday July 15th
Disney will be implementing a reservation system which will require guests to obtain a reservation for park entry. He did not elaborate on this system and stated that more details will be shared in the near future.
Capacity of the parks and restaurants will be reduced significantly to ensure safe physical distancing.
Face masks will be required for all guests as well as cast members.
Hand washing stations, hand sanitizer stations and barriers to facilitate physical distancing.
Implement more frequent cleaning protocols.
Temperature screenings will be conducted for guests as well as cast members.
They will be temporarily suspending parades, fireworks and other events to avoid large crowds.
A cashless environment is encouraged throughout.
Social Distance Squad comprised of highly energetic and informative cast members is being developed to inspire guests to follow the appropriate guidelines. This squad has been very effective for the opening of Disney Springs.
Here is some signage to expect when visiting the parks.
There was no mention of any plans for the water parks reopening.
After the presentation a member in the meeting asked about any recourse for guests that are not in compliance with social distancing and masks and Disney said so far there hasn’t been any problems at Disney Springs and the Social Distance Squad has been doing a great job encouraging guests. He did mention however that there will be establishing relaxation zones, within the parks and outside, where guests can remove their masks.
Park maps have been eliminated and guests are encouraged to use their smart phones to look at maps.
June 10th for employee appreciation day an June 11 open to the public. Here are some screenshots from the live meeting regarding their plans for when they reopen their parks.
Stay tuned as information develops
Source: Orange County Task Force Meeting
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