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Walt Disney World Reopening in July Proposed

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.

Source: Disney

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

Temporary Suspensions

There will be no crowd forming activities such as

  • Parades, and
  • Fireworks, etc.

Enable and Encouraging a Cashless Environment

Disney’s MagicBand

Leveraging Disney’s MagicBand system to be expanded for contactless transactions. Also more focus on other contactless payment systems.

Mobile Order

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

Source: Disney via Orange TV

Guests and Cast Members

Source: Disney via Orange TV

Strategies and Tactics

Source: Disney via Orange TV

Health and Safety Signage

Source: Disney via Orange TV

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