In order to get the approval ball rolling on their anticipated July 11th reopening date, the parks were required to undergo an inspection by local health professionals. This group took a look at how ready Disney World is to institute their proposed plan. Let’s take a look at what they found out and the conclusion they came to!
Earlier this morning, we learned about Disney World’s proposed reopening dates and guidelines that will be in place when the parks reopen.
Disney proposed a soft opening of July 11 for Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and July 15 for Epcot and Hollywood Studios. The plans required the approval of the Orange County Task Force as well as the Orange County Mayor, followed by the Governor.
While we knew Fun Spot was requesting approval to reopen before Memorial Day weekend arrived, we didn’t know how quickly their reopening plan would be reviewed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
But while earlier this afternoon the Governor passed Univeral Orlando and Legoland Florida’s reopening proposal, Fun Spot in Orlando has also been given the go-ahead, and they’ve already begun allowing guests back in.
While last night we learned Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings had given Universal Studios Orlando’s reopening plan for its theme parks the green light, several smaller attractions have also been approved. We shared that a few of these locations are hoping to open THIS weekend just yesterday.
Since Demings approved the plans for thirteen other Central Florida attractions, they will now go to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ office for his acceptance.
The full Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force met today to discuss and review plans submitted by several smaller Orlando attractions, including Gatorland and Fun Spot. It was at this meeting today that we also learned of Universal Orlando’s proposed soft preview reopening of June 1 for team members, with a public reopening on June 5.
But many smaller attractions are looking to open sooner than that, with some attractions hoping to welcome back guests within the coming days.
After being shuttered for many months, Florida is well into Phase One of its gradual reopening.
Just yesterday, we saw several third-party restaurants and shops resume business at Disney Springs and last week Universal Studios’ CityWalk took its first reopening steps. But while Disney and Universal-owned hotels and theme parks will remain closed until further notice, some vacation rental properties in the area have just been given the green light to start reopening.
As the phased reopening of Florida continues, the Vice President will visit the state to discuss plans.
Florida businesses are in the early stages of resuming operations, including CityWalk at Universal Orlando which partially reopened on May 14th, and Disney Springs, which will begin a phased reopening on May 20th.
While we’re growing more used to our new normal with every passing day at home, we’re still having trouble imagining what the parks will be like when they reopen.
We’ve already explored which new protocols Disney might use to ensure only healthy guests are allowed entry, and we recently got more information about how Shanghai Disneyland will handle their reopening on May 11th.
Armed with information about how other theme parks and vacation destinations are handling reopenings, we may finally be getting a few answers to our questions about what Disney World will be like when it reopens.
Now that Governor Ron DeSantis has delivered his guidelines for Phase One to reopen Florida, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings is expected to discuss his strategy on Friday.
Governor Ron DeSantis gave the announcement yesterday that starting May 4th, Florida restaurants and retail stores could resume regular business but with a 25% indoor occupancy.
While Governor Ron DeSantis has been meeting regularly with his committee to reopen parts of Florida and jumpstart the state’s economy, he hasn’t said when they’ll be putting their plans into action.
But now that Florida’s stay at home order will be expiring April 3oth, many residents are wondering what might happen next.