Today, Universal Studios Orlando submitted their reopening plan with a proposed June 5th reopening date to the general public. Prior to this, they will have a phased reopening where team members will test out the new procedures on June 1st and 2nd. The park will then open to Annual Passholders on June 3rd and 4th. You can read about their reopening plans here.
Now, Mayor Jerry Demings has commented on when Disney World plans to submit their plan for reopening to the Orange County Task Force.
According to Demings, “Disney has given an indication that next week they will submit their plans.” He also said, “At this time it’s an undefined time or date but we do look forward to seeing that sometime next week.”
When Universal presented their plans to the task force, they had to submit a thorough layout of their operation plans along with an expected reopening date. 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.
If keeping in line with Universal’s proposal process. Once this is submitted to the Orange County Task Force, they will need to approve the proposal. After this is done Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings must sign off on Disney’s proposed plans before they will be presented to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
At this time, Universal Orlando’s CityWalk location has partially reopened with new health and safety features. Select third-party Disney Springs locations are open right now as well and Disney-owned locations will begin reopening May 27th. We reported live from Disney Springs yesterday to see how Disney World is implementing new guidelines when it comes to shopping and dining — you can see our full coverage here.
Just today, Disney World canceled reservations through mid-June, and at this time they are not accepting new reservations until July 1st.
We will continue to update you on this situation as we know more.
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