Disney World Park in Florida will reopen in July,media BGR reported. The park will take a number of security precautions related to the new crown virus when it opens, including mandatory wearing of masks and temperature checks. Disney World visitors from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will have to be quarantined for 14 days before entering the market.
Disney closed all of its theme parks in Florida in early March as part of a global effort to curb the coronavirus. And given that the coronavirus is easily transmitted through the community, there was initial speculation that Disney won’t reopen until 2021. Now, as the U.S. begins to reopen, Disney announced this week that Disneyland and its associated theme parks will reopen to the public on July 11.
Disney, of course, announced the new news along with a lot of information detailing the security measures the company plans to implement for visitors to the park. Most importantly, Disney says its parks will have significant limits on the number of people. While the exact number of people has not been disclosed, Disney said the park would only accommodate 20-30% of the normal number of visitors in the first part of the reopening.
In addition, visitors will be required to wear masks for their own safety and the safety of others. It’s worth noting that Disney will provide a “relaxation zone” for visitors, which will be the designated area where visitors can safely remove their masks. Visitors will also be given a temperature check before they are allowed in.
Another security measure that Disney plans to include would require visitors from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to be quarantined for 14 days before entering the Disney Resort. It’s worth noting that this is not Disney’s rule, but is based on Florida’s official coronavirus safety guidelines.
Relatedly, not everyone is happy with Disney’s plans to reopen next month. According to some of the petitions that have emerged online, the reopening puts Disney employees and visitors at significant risk of contracting the new crown virus. For now, though, Disney will go ahead as planned unless there is any unforeseen spike in coronavirus cases in the coming weeks.
The closure of Disneyland is estimated to cost the company up to $30 million a day in revenue.