Disney World reopens amid surging Covid-19 cases in Florida

3 COVID-19 Changes at Walt Disney World that Could Become Permanent

While infections were largely focused in NY and California at first, Florida is among several states recording a rise in cases in recent weeks.

Disney World just reopened their doors to a couple major parks, and if you asked Goofy how the safety measures were going. he'd probably say something like, "Oh, gawrsh".

Florida has now seen more than 250,000 overall conditions of verified coronavirus situations and has tallied far more than 300 fatalities in the very last a few days, with 11,000 new scenarios noted on today's park reopening working day.

The US is leading the world right now in new cases of COVID-19, with a surge of cases occuring in Florida.


Visitors are required to practice social distancing and wear face masks.

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Visitors must make reservations online beforehand to ensure entry, and they will not be allowed to go between the different parks.

While most Disney sites in Florida are slowly reopening, Disneyland in California is still closed.

Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando, which closed around the same time, reopened several weeks ago with safety protocols to protect employees and customers from the virus. "And so, what Disney is doing is really, I call it, akin to a living laugh because this is a wonderful experiment to figure out if we can reopen business and reopen our theme parks and do so in a safe manner". The park was carrying out temperature checks at the entrance and hand sanitizer was widely available.

Other changes mean visitors can not hug the costumed Disney characters. Disney Vacation Club properties at Walt Disney World and Disney's Wilderness Resort & Campground are also open to members and guests.

And with Disney beginning the phase out of MagicBands beginning next year, they could simply never bring back FastPass+, returning the parks to a simpler time, or replacing this service with something newer and better down the line.



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