Walt Disney World Releases Resort Operations Update Regarding Phased Reopenings; Limited Capacity and Enhanced Safety Measures To Come

On the heels of the phased reopening announcement of Disney Springs on May 20, Walt Disney World Resort has released an update on operations throughout the property, indicating that upon reopening, theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offerings may be modified and will be limited in capacity. Additionally, enhanced health and safety measures will be implemented moving forward to keep Cast Members and guests safe.

The following update has been added to the Walt Disney World Resort COVID-19 landing page:

Update on Walt Disney World Resort Operations — Including Theme Parks and Water Parks

“Upon reopening, theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offerings may be modified and will be limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, based on direction from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing.

Additionally, attractions, experiences, services and amenities may have limited availability or may remain closed. We will provide more information as it becomes available. We reserve the right to cancel any reservations, admission media or purchases and provide applicable refunds. Please also see our policies regarding cancellations by Guests.

Our focus remains on the health and safety of the entire Disney community—including the well-being of the Cast Members who are caring for and securing our parks and Resorts during the closure. We’re currently evaluating new and enhanced safety measures to help us all stay well. Learn more about these measures.

Below, you’ll find information on impacts to current and upcoming plans. Please continue to check back for additional updates.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.”

Walt Disney World Resort parks and resort hotels remain closed, and no official reopening date has been identified.

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KtMcObs
KtMcObs
6 months ago

To ALL those non-believers out there who said WDW would not open again in 2020, get ready to eat some crow sooner than later!

Auntiegravity
Auntiegravity
6 months ago
Reply to  KtMcObs

You should probably wait until it actually happens before bragging. Also, how are they gonna open with zero cast members, hmm?

Danielle Wrye
Danielle Wrye
6 months ago
Reply to  Auntiegravity

They actually have starting calling FT cast back based on seniority.

Than
Than
6 months ago
Reply to  KtMcObs

Really? You think people who thought major theme parks wouldn’t or shouldn’t open during a deadly pandemic are “non-believers”??? Way to downplay the situation. Like, glad you’re happy and all but this isn’t some kiddie sports competition and boasting and insulting people really is inappropriate.

Mark Bell
Mark Bell
6 months ago
Reply to  KtMcObs

Perhaps later than you think given that as of today, Disney is accepting reservations beginning July 1 and after. Furthermore, what is the point of making this comment? This is the epitome of the premature “I told you so” line. As I have said in many forums, Disney will open on a date that their data analytics, which will incorporate health and financial factors, suggest that date is the date the will maximize long-term shareholder wealth. Any discussion of other factors is irrelevant to the conversation.

Chris Alan Lewin
Chris Alan Lewin
6 months ago
Reply to  KtMcObs

They also said no one will be willing to go because it’d be too dangerous.. lol

Robert
Robert
6 months ago

There is literally no way to enforce social distancing at the theme park unless they only allow one person on each ride vehicle. And as much as I love stuff like Splash Mountain, I am not waiting 7 hours to get on.

Nathan
Nathan
6 months ago
Reply to  Robert

They are going to put 1-2 rows of seats between each family/group and add the markers in the lines

Tom
Tom
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan

Yes, that’s great, but it’s still a 7 hour line.

Wendy Mealing
Wendy Mealing
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan

And with decreased capacity and virtual waiting….. sign me up. When is rope drop?

Daisy
Daisy
6 months ago
Reply to  Robert

If they don’t listen at any of the supermarkets Or beaches that remained open, good luck with the same people listening to rules at Disney.

Sam
Sam
6 months ago
Reply to  Robert

There won’t be waits of 7 hours. If you go watch the Shanghai post, you have to make a reservation to *enter* the park. There won’t be these 80,000 guest days at MK. There are ways to enforce social distancing. Roping off of seats, CM’s leaving empty rows at vehicle loading areas, etc. Will be lots of virtual ques (think Rise of Resistance and Dumbo). Very possible and not even that hard to implement when you know how many guests you’ll have every day. Controlling the attendance is the key.

Ron
Ron
6 months ago

I really think they need to start with Florida Residents only first, and then increase Capacity

Susannejozefiak
Susannejozefiak
6 months ago

My only concern is if they require us to wear mask when is hot out plus I know my daughter would not wear one she has special
Needs nothing medical but a sensory issue so she doesn’t like anything on her face or head

Susannejozefiak
Susannejozefiak
6 months ago

I know my daughter would have issues if they tell us to wear a mask she has sensory issues and doesn’t like anything on her face or head. That would be my concern plus when it’s 90 out a face mask can get hot.

Aviva Boggs
Aviva Boggs
6 months ago

I think it’ll be very hard to get a park reservation. I picture the site crashing if you have to go online to do that. Glad steps are being taken, but sounds hard to me.

Brian J Freund
Brian J Freund
6 months ago

Who would want to go with all the conditions and alterations to their normal operating procedures. You’ll pay the same amount for a lesser experience and overall enjoyment. Count me out.

Dan Bejma
Dan Bejma
6 months ago

We are all dying to get to the Parks and for most all of us, getting back to work… but we shouldn’t be dying because we went back too early. Not waiting for legit vaccine isn’t the right choice. It’s not just about personal choice to go play at Disney Parks, it’s about everyone you know, and some you don’t. If you choose to go to the parks and pick up something, as careful as the parks and we are, you will carry that from the gas station you fill up at on the way home, to the grocery store… Read more »

Louann
Louann
6 months ago

we were there from 2/26-3/7. Some got sick, some didn’t. It won’t stop us from going to the Happiest Place on Earth!!!!