Today the proposed reopening plan was submitted to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force by Walt Disney World Resort. With this, it was announced that Walt Disney World Resort will begin its reopening process with parks opening in July. Another announcement to come out of the day is the reopening of the Disney Vacation Club properties.
Disney Vacation Club resorts at Walt Disney World Resort will begin to reopen on June 22nd to members and guests. The first resort to open on that date will be Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. This follows the June 15th opening of Disney Vacation Club resorts at Vero Beach, Florida and Hilton Head, South Carolina.
With the reopenings, Disney will be implementing plans to support both required physical distancing and also enhanced cleaning measures. There will also be other safety and cleanliness protocols put in place for the phased reopening of these resorts.
In a release sent out to media, Disney reiterated its commitment to safety protocols.
We’re looking forward to reopening our theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and stores and doing so in a responsible way. In this spirit, our destinations will continue to follow enhanced safety protocols based upon applicable guidance from health authorities and government agencies. As we all must work together to promote the health and safety of everyone, cast members as well as guests 3 years of age and older will be required to wear appropriate face coverings in theme parks and common areas of resort hotels. All guests will also undergo temperature screenings prior to entering a theme park; cast members will also have temperature checks. Cashless transactions are recommended, and cleaning and disinfection procedures will be increased in high-traffic areas.
Additional information on enhanced health and safety measures and operational changes for reopening locations will be shared soon. These policies are under continuous review and are subject to change as we monitor conditions and receive guidance from health and government authorities.
We’re being deliberate during these phased reopenings, and we’re encouraged by how our guests are responding at Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Springs. We’re doing our part, and we need our guests to do their part, too, as we work together to focus on safety.
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