Yesterday we reported that with Disneyland delaying their reopening for its theme parks — Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure — along with the Disneyland Resort hotels, the Actors’ Equity Association is now urging Disney World to take precautions for the theme park.
Actors’ Equity Association is now speaking out and asking Walt Disney World in Florida to follow along with Disneyland’s decision in postponing the reopening date. With a spike in the ongoing pandemic, they feel this is the safest thing to do.
“If Disneyland has postponed, it is unclear how Walt Disney World can responsibly move toward reopening when coronavirus cases are much worse in Florida,” said Mary McColl, executive director of Actors’ Equity Association. “For weeks, we have made it clear to Disney that testing is a fundamental part of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for everyone, from the guests to the cast.”
And now, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is speaking out on the subject. He sent the following statement to 10 Tampa Bay:
“We are monitoring all aspects related to COVID-19 in Florida and do not have plans to roll back any approved reopening business plans at this time.”
More on Disney World Reopening
Walt Disney World is still set on reopening in phases next month — Magic Kingdom park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will open the gates on July 11 while EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios plans to open on July 15. The Resorts on property also will be opening up in phases with each resort having a different reopening date.
When Walt Disney World reopens to guests next month, things at the theme park will look a lot different in order to keep guests and Cast Members safe. Some of the protocols you will see include:
- Social distancing measures will be put in place
- Excessive cleanliness
- Encouragement of mobile orders
- Plexiglass, and as we previously mentioned
- Elimination of character meet and greets.
- Also being eliminated from the parks are parades and fireworks along with other similar entertainment that draws a crowd, and much more.
There will also be changes to the FastPass+ system and the PhotoPass System along with changes for previously bought tickets including refunds and exchanges. If you are looking for more information regarding the Walt Disney World Resort reopening, check out our comprehensive guide here.
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