Walt Disney World — along with Disney Parks around the globe — remains closed until further notice due to the current global health situation. As states are considering how to safely re-open their economies in light of new federal guidelines, the state of Florida is, of course, including the tourism industry within its areas of focus.
Last week we shared that Walt Disney World President Josh D’Amaro was appointed to the Re-Open Florida Task Force Executive Committee. As that committee begins discussions, mynews13.com has shared some of the key steps being discussed with regards to reopening.
The Task Force Executive Committee, which is comprised of 22 business, education, tourism and state leaders, also includes John Sprouls, CEO of Universal Orlando Resort and executive vice president of Universal Parks & Resorts.
According to mynews13, the steps being considered will factor in a potential timetable for re-opening, with the consideration for a “gradual” reopening for state attractions. This may include a phased reopening for “[Florida] State residents, then national and international visitors.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has requested “recommendations by the end of this week on when and how Florida tourism should reopen” from the committee members.
We will continue to keep you posted on this developing story as discussions move forward. If you would like to read more about how the closures are impacting Disney Parks around the world right now, you may visit any of the links below.