The most wonderful time of the year has moved to July. Disney World has made arrangements to attempt to open their doors July 11 for guests to experience the magic.
However, it's not as simple as we might think. On May 27, Disney submitted a proposal to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force in Florida that explains their plans for reopening Walt Disney World Resort theme parks on July 11.
"Pending Orange County and state approval, our Walt Disney World Resort proposal plans for Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom to begin a phased reopening to the general public on July 11, followed by EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios on July 15," Thomas Smith, editorial content director, said.
Precautions such as limiting attendance, restricting events that draw large crowds (parades and spectaculars), and removing high-touch experiences like makeovers and meet-and-greets, are, of course, being put in place for the safety of guests.
New systems to limit the guests in the parks are in order for use. Guest must have a reservation to enter the park, and Disney is pausing new ticket sales, as they are focusing on guests with existing reservations. More details on ticket purchases will be available soon.
For safety, health precautions such as temperature checks and required face masks will be put in place.
More information on policies for the reopening is coming soon, as they await approval of their pending proposal. In the meantime, placing an order for Disney-themed masks seems like a good idea.