Tuesday, 02 June, 2020

Disney World to Submit Reopening Plans Next Week

Universal Studio Orlando Disney World Orlando Will Start Partial Reopening This Week & Here's What You Can Expect
Cary Erickson | 23 May, 2020, 01:12

The theme park home of King Kong, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and more plans to reopen to guests on June 5 with a lot of public health-minded changes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The park will open for team members on June 1 to test new sanitation procedures and Universal Studios will then open for some guests, like annual pass holders, on June 3-4, as reported by Theme Park Insider.

The theme park has submitted plans to the governor to reopen and expects to resume operations sometime in June.

When you go to buy tickets to the four Disney Parks on their website, May and June are completely blocked out, but tickets open up for day-of entry on July 1.

Officials said the opening would be gradual and would manage capacity across the resort, including in attractions, restaurants and stores.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek also told The Hollywood Reporter that he was unsure when domestic parks would fully reopen, but that it would rely on state and local restrictions being waived.

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But once the theme park does re-open, Legoland will also be putting in place similar restrictions, including required face masks and temperature checks - however Legoland won't be providing face masks for those who didn't bring one.

Interactive play areas will be closed, and character meet and greets and parades will not take place. For example, they will use single-use paper menus and mobile ordering, with no self-service options.

In an interview with CNBC, Mayor Demings shared that Disney World be submitting their proposed reopening plan and date next week. May 27 is will mark Phase Two of the reopening of Disney Springs which will include the opening of Disney owned restaurants and shopping.

So, when it does reopen, it might not be quite as magical as we've known it to be. Therefore, we should have much more information on when Disney anticipates that they will be reopening along with a much clearer expectation at what that will look like sometime next week.

Page down further and you will find a COVID-19 warning.

Universal Orlando Resort was the first to submit proposed plans. We'll continue to keep you posted as soon as we learn official news on reopening plans from Walt Disney World.