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Disney World Rolls Out Park Reopening Plans Despite Spike in Coronavirus Cases

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on June 22, 2020

As Florida quickly closes in on 100,000 confirmed positive tests for COVID-19, Disney World has just announced their plans to begin a “phased reopening” of its amusement parks next month. The popular Orlando tourist destination was forced to close its doors back in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak that has since swept the world with devastating force.

According to a press release from the Walt Disney Resort, the Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom will reopen on July 11th, with Epcot and Hollywood Studios following suit soon after on July 15th. Visitors will see some significant changes to their Disney World experience, including the implementation of coronavirus safety protocols and procedures as outlined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Face masks will be required in all public areas, and mandatory temperature checks will be in place for anyone entering any of the parks. In the event that your temperature is above 100.4F degrees, you will not be allowed to enter and neither will anyone in the party that you are traveling with.

Attractions throughout the theme park will appear different as well, with some of its most popular features including character meet & greets, daily parades, and nighttime fireworks all being temporarily postponed to ensure that Disney is in complete adherence to official social distancing guidelines. Park-hopping will no longer be allowed, however, the theme park giant is currently developing a new “park pass system” that will help monitor and manage attendance by requiring any type of ticket holder to make an advanced reservation before visiting. “There will be plenty of magic for everyone to enjoy when Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park open,” the company said.

Additional Disney-owned properties are set to reopen in July also, including its sister-park Disneyland located in Anaheim, although local & state governments have yet to sign off on it because of the recent spike in coronavirus numbers in California.

As we continue to carefully navigate this “new normal” amidst COVID-19, you can count on the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. to be right by your side the entire way. Contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation.


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