Disneyland’s proposed reopening date of July 17 has been delayed until the local government issues reopening guidelines. This announcement has raised questions about Walt Disney World’s reopening plans and whether they too may be delayed.
Fresh off of Orange County saying they’ll let Disney and the governor make a final decision, Disney has stated their Walt Disney World reopening schedule has not changed.
Via the Orlando Sentinel:
Disney’s current plan to move ahead as scheduled comes as COVID-19 cases in Florida are on the rise. This has led some cast members to form a petition hoping to delay reopening. Ultimately, Disney is stuck between a rock and a hard place where revenue and resuming a sense of normalcy comes amidst social distancing and maintaining public safety. One wrong step has the potential to become a PR nightmare.
Walt Disney World’s theme parks officially begin reopening on July 11 with Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom. Epcot and Hollywood Studios follow shortly after on July 15.