Earlier today, Universal Orlando submitted their reopening plans to the Orange County Task Force, proposing a soft reopening date of June 1st, before opening to the public on June 5th. That plan has since been approved by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, and will next move to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for approval.
After Universal’s proposal presentation today, the question on everyone’s mind was when Disney World would be submitting their’s. And according to Mayor Jerry Demings, Disney will be presenting very soon!
In an interview with CNBC, Mayor Demings shared that Disney World be submitting their proposed reopening plan and date next week.
In the interview with CNBC, Demings shared that, “Disney has given an indication that next week, they will submit their plans.” He did note that, “At this time it’s an undefined time or date but we do look forward to seeing that sometime next week.”
Once submitted, a full briefing will be scheduled with the Orange County Task Force, and then Mayor Demings, and later Governor DeSantis, must sign-off their approval.
The proposal submitted by Universal Orlando today outlined the theme park’s plan for reopening, including safety and health precautions they will have in place such as the requirement of face masks for guests and team members, as well as virtual queues and increased mobile order. We expect Disney World will submit a similarly detailed outline, which will give guests a better idea of what can be expected when the park reopens.
Yesterday, the first part of Disney World began its phased reopening at Disney Springs. The shopping and dining complex will continue its phased reopening on May 27th, when Disney-owned stores and restaurants at the complex reopen as well.
Stay tuned as we continue to bring updates on the Disney Parks!
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