The Walt Disney World Resort and its theme parks have been closed since March 16, 2020 but we may finally be getting some good news!
Disney Parks just announced that Disney Springs, located at Walt Disney World, will begin a phased reopening beginning May 20. But this isn’t the only news that broke this evening as it looks like Walt Disney World has also updated its advisory page.
The update of the Walt Disney World website statement informs Disney guests that upon reopening, Disney resorts, restaurants, attractions and other experiences will be modified and will have limited capacity.
On the Walt Disney World website homepage, this is now the notice that pops up:
Temporary Closures at Walt Disney World Resort Temporary Closures at Walt Disney World Resort
- Disney Springs will begin a phased reopening on May 20. Here’s what to know before you go.
- Other areas of Walt Disney World Resort remain closed, including theme parks and Disney Resort hotels. Learn about this closure.
- Upon reopening, theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offerings may be modified and will be limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, based on direction from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing. View important details.
The Walt Disney World advisory page has also been updated, which reads the following:
Upon reopening, theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offerings may be modified and will be limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, based on direction from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing.
Additionally, attractions, experiences, services, and amenities may have limited availability or may remain closed. We will provide more information as it becomes available. We reserve the right to cancel any reservations, admission media or purchases and provide applicable refunds. Please also see our policies regarding cancellations by Guests.
Our focus remains on the health and safety of the entire Disney community — including the well-being of the Cast Members who are caring for and securing our parks and Resorts during the closure. We’re currently evaluating new and enhanced safety measures to help us all stay well. Learn more about these measures.
For more information, please visit Walt Disney World’s official travel advisory page here.
More Information on Possible Guidelines and Protocols
Disney’s Chief Medical Officer recently released a statement regarding the Disney Parks in which she emphasized how she is currently working with the US Travel Association on guidelines for the travel industry.
She also stated how they are currently exploring options regarding health considerations for the reopening of Disney Parks including phased reopening, social distancing protocols, sanitization such as having hand sanitizer, and frequent cleaning of the theme park, Cast Member training, and more.
We know The Walt Disney Company is working hard on preparations and protocols for when they do reopen to the public. Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for more information regarding the theme park reopening.
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