As domestic theme parks like Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando have begun to reopen, we’ve been sharing for weeks what it’s like to return to a theme park — and to pick up a few clues about what Walt Disney World will be like when it reopens! We already know there will be LOTS of similarities to other theme parks, like physical distancing measures, contactless menu and payment options, and required face coverings, which we’ve already checked out at Disney Springs and at the reopened Disney resort hotels. But, never one to play follow the leader, Disney is also going off the beaten path with quite a few new and unique reopening procedures at Disney World.
A lot of these differences have to do with the fact that Disney World is so MASSIVE that there’s really no comparison to other theme parks. So, of COURSE they have to break the mold — they don’t even fit into it in the first place! Let’s look at some of the ways Disney World has flipped the playbook on theme park reopening.