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Thinking about when Walt Disney World will reopen? Here’s what it might look like

A dedicated task force has a plan in mind.

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Anna Rahmanan

Although no official timeline is yet in place, Florida authorities recently announced a new set of guidelines that would apply to the eventual reopening of Walt Disney World Resort. The beloved venue, which temporarily closed in mid-March, would resume operations under a phase-by-phase plan established by the Orlando County Economic Recovery Task Force, a 44-member board focusing on the county's overall reopening plans.

During the initial phase of reopening, the park would expectedly operate at 50% capacity, offering hand sanitizer to all guests and requiring them to stand six feet apart from each other while waiting to board attractions. Cast members would be required to wear face masks and their temperatures would be checked daily.

During phase two, operating capacity would increase to 75%. Seniors age 65 and older will be encouraged to stay away through the end of phase two.

According to, hotels on site would also be subject to changes in approaches. Guests will have to park their own cars, mobile check-ins will be encouraged, room service will likely be contactless and any sort of shared items usually found in guest rooms (think cups, coffee makers and more) will be removed entirely. Needless to say, cleaning and sanitary protocols will be increased.

In terms of dates, Orange County mayor Jerry L. Demings announced that, although nothing has yet been set in stone, he believes a return to semi-normalcy could begin to take shape closer to June than May. We'll be here, patiently waiting, brushing up on our Disney World secrets knowledge. 

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