Following the recent reopening of Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World® Resort, we’re pleased to share that more Disney magic is coming back.
Disney submitted a proposal to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force in Florida describing their approach for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks planned to begin on July 11.
Pending Orange County and state approval, the 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.
This phased reopening will demonstrate a deliberate approach, with limits on attendance and controlled Guest density that aligns with guidance on physical distancing. That means certain experiences we know draw large group gatherings – such as parades and nighttime spectaculars – will return at a later date.
In addition, “high-touch” experiences such as makeover opportunities, playgrounds and character meet and greets will remain temporarily unavailable, but characters will still be in the parks to entertain and delight Guests. Because theme park capacity will be significantly limited, Disney will manage attendance through a new theme park reservation system that will require all Guests to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance.
At this time, Disney is temporarily pausing new ticket sales and Disney Resort hotel reservations. Existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders will be able to make reservation requests in phases before new tickets are sold and Disney will be reaching out to these Guests soon to provide additional details.
Disney will resume new ticket sales and hotel reservations after that period of time. Theme park reservations will be limited due to attendance limitations and will be subject to availability. More details about this new reservation system will be available soon.
Disney will continue to follow enhanced safety protocols based upon applicable guidance from health authorities and government agencies. Cast Members as well as Guests 3 years of age and older will be required to wear appropriate face coverings in theme parks and common areas of resort hotels. All Guests will also undergo temperature screenings prior to entering a theme park.
Cashless transactions are recommended, and cleaning and disinfection procedures will be increased in high-traffic areas. Additional information on enhanced health and safety measures and operational changes for reopening locations will be shared soon.
These policies are under continuous review and are subject to change as Disney monitors conditions and receive guidance from health and government authorities.
For additional and updated information contact your Mickey’s Travel Vacation Planner