Walt Disney World plans to reopen its Florida parks starting in July.
The Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will open July 11, while EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will welcome guests starting July 15 under a proposal approved Wednesday by the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis still needs to sign off on the plan. The parks have been closed since March 15.
But before you book your trip, the parks will operate under reduced capacity with advance reservations necessary. Reservations, however, will be limited to people who already purchased tickets prior to the coronavirus shutdown.
Cast members and guests will be required to wear face coverings and undergo temperature checks prior to entry. Interaction between employees and park-goers will be limited through the more widespread use of Disney’s contactless MagicBand payment and ticket system and its My Disney Experience mobile app.
Physical distancing measures will be implemented at all attractions, restaurants, and public spaces. The parks will also undergo more frequent and thorough cleanings and have plenty of hand sanitizer available to visitors.