NEWS: Florida Task Force Discusses Timetable for Reopening Theme Parks

Last week, Florida announced the formation of the Re-Open Florida Task Force, including theme park representatives such as Josh D’Amaro, who is President of Walt Disney World.

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Throughout their meetings, the task force has discussed potential timetables and steps that could be taken to re-opening businesses in the state during the global health crisis. One big focus? The theme parks, including Disney World.

According to local Orlando news, a special committee in the Re-Open Florida Task Force is “tasked with figuring out a timetable on when local tourist attractions like Disney and other theme parks should re-open.”

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The state of Florida relies heavily on tourism, with visitors from around the world coming to the Sunshine State for everything from beach getaways to theme park vacations.

Florida tourism officials urged the importance of a “gradual” reopening for tourist attractions, including theme parks. Because of this, so far, the special committee has discussed a plan that “would include first local and state residents heading to state attractions, then national and international visitors.”

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has tasked the committee with bringing recommendations for Florida tourism reopening, including the theme parks, by the end of this week.

We will continue to bring you updates about the Orlando theme parks, including Disney World.

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3 Replies to “NEWS: Florida Task Force Discusses Timetable for Reopening Theme Parks”

  1. I think a huge concern is DVC stays. DVC folks are actually losing money with no refunds if you are past your banking date or have banked points for use this year.

  2. I hope they think about our of state guest because we have resort reservations. I have already changed my reservations once. If they don’t open Disney to out of state guest, and other areas open I will be going there instead. I need some type of vacation.

    1. I know that everyone is sick of staying home regardless of where they live, but it’s more important to make sure people are safe. Remember, people can still carry and spread the virus even if they don’t yet have symptoms. Opening Disney too soon will make things worse and lead to more cases and deaths.

      I know Disney could be doing a better job with refunds and reschedules but it would still be too risky to allow only out-of-state reservation holders.