Walt Disney World Plans for Phased Reopening Starting July 11


After being without the magic of the Disney theme parks for so long, since they closed due to coronavirus, we finally have some good news! Walt Disney World has announced that it plans for a phased reopening beginning July 11, pending Orange County and state approval.

On July 11, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will both reopen to the general public, with Epcot and Hollywood Studios planned to open July 15. Disney Springs has already been in phased reopening since May 20.

Social distancing will be enforced across the parks. Park capacity will be limited and guests will be required to make a reservation for park entry. Experiences that draw large crowds or cannot take place with social distancing such as parades, night-time spectaculars, makeover opportunities, playgrounds, and character meet and greets will be temporarily unavailable. However, characters will still be in the parks to entertain guests.

In addition, guests over the age of 3-years-old will be required to wear face coverings and all guests and cast members will undergo temperature screenings prior to entry to the parks. Cashless transactions will be recommended, and cleaning and disinfection procedures will be increased.

Disney is pulling out all the stops to make sure guests are as safe as possible whilst still having a magical experience. For more information on Disney’s phased reopening, make sure you visit Disney Parks Blog.

Lynette has been a lifelong nerd and over the last few years finally learned to let her freak flag fly. She likes to dip her toe into almost every fandom but is particularly passionate about Supernatural, Stranger Things, Marvel and Disney. When she isn’t binge watching programs, she loves to swim, sing and (true to her Ravenclaw nature) read. Lynette joined the Nerds and Beyond staff in 2019 and loves sharing her nerdy knowledge with the world.

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