The “happiest place on Earth” Disney World is planning to open for the first time in several months on July 11th with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom with Epcot and Hollywood Studios following on July 15th. Disney reopened Disneyland Shanghai in China with COVID-19 precautions in place a few weeks ago, and is leveling up capacity there as they progress. How is the ‘House of Mouse’ working on the same pattern in Orlando, Florida?
Last week Disney Springs, an entertainment complex in Oralndo was reopened with precautions, social distancing being enforced, limited capacity, and some stores just being not open. That gives some idea of how the main park will be operated on a larger scale.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek spoke to CNBC today (watch in the video above) about the reopening of the massive theme park and how the company is managing the situation moving forward.
So here are the details on the precautions being put into place:
- Guests and employees will be required to wear face masks and their temperatures will be taken before entering the park.
- The park’s capacity will be reduced to limited.
- To further break up possible large crowds, all parades and firework shows will not be held at the park.
- Future guests will also be required to buy their tickets in advance.
- Plexiglass has been installed around the park.
- Cashless payment is being encouraged across the park.
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