Have you heard the news?! After being closed for over two months, Walt Disney World announced their proposed reopening plan to the Orange County Task Force this morning and we couldn’t be more excited! As of right now, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are set to reopen on July 11, 2020, while EPCOT and Hollywood Studios are planning to open a few days later, on July 15, 2020.
Not surprisingly, masks and temperature checks will be required. For the time being, there will be no parades, fireworks, meet & greets, playgrounds/splash pads, or really anything where crowds will form.
There will be an Advance Reservations System in place for a reservation to enter a specific theme park and info on that will be available in the future. Capacity will definitely be limited within the parks as well as for transportation systems throughout the resort.
WDW is also implementing a Social Distance Squad Cast Member position and their entire job is to remind guests to social distance. Increased hand sanitzer and hand-washing stations will be set-up throughout the parks.
DVC Resorts and Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground are planning to reopen on June 22, 2020, and other resorts will likely follow.
Personal opinion time: I’m really excited that they’re opening in July and not in June like Universal Studios Orlando and SeaWorld. I think this gives WDW wayyyy more time to train staff, ensure that distancing can be enforced, and allows them to see how the local numbers change following the reopening of the Orlando area.
With all that info, what are your thoughts?? Are you planning a WDW trip for this summer??