Last Updated on May 27, 2020
Phased reopening date for Disney’s Animal Kingdom and The Magic Kingdom Saturday, July 11, 2020. EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
During the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force Meeting 27 May 2020 Jim McPhee, Senior Vice-President of Operations for Walt Disney World’s presented the phased reopening plan fore operations in this new environment.
Disney proposes a phased reopening date for the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom of Saturday, July 11, 2020.
EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios dates are Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
New theme park reservation system to be deployed requiring advanced park entry reservations… more to follow.
Previews and Soft Reopenings
- A series of Soft opening tactics for select audiences several days prior to July 11 opening.
- Cast Previews
- “Affinity soft opening preview days”
Avoiding Crowd formation
There will be no crowd forming activities such as
- Parades, and
- Fireworks, etc.
Enable and Encouraging a Cashless Environment
Leveraging Disney’s MagicBand system to be expanded for contactless transactions. Also more focus on other contactless payment systems.
Significant expansion of Mobile Order platform in restaurants.
High Touch Experiences Closed
There will be no character meet and greets.
Playgrounds and water affects to be closed.
Health and Safety Protocols
Guests and Cast Members
Strategies and Tactics
Health and Safety Signage
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