Well, it is official! Walt Disney World is going to start its phased reopening process, as Disney World’s Proposal for Reopening was approved today! So here is everything we know so far.

Disney World’s Proposal is Approved

Earlier today, on May 29, 2020, the state of Florida gave the official green light for Disney World to reopen beginning July 11, 2020. All Florida theme parks were/are required to send their proposal for reopening to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force. The Walt Disney Company waited longer than most, sending in their proposal just last Wednesday.

Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will open first on July 11. Then, on July 15, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot will reopen as well. Only those with valid annual passes and those who had tickets that were cancelled during quarantine are able to make reservations. You cannot enter without a reservation until further notice. Disney will contact you directly about your situation. All advanced dining reservations and Fastpass + reservations are on hold indefinitely. Dining reservations that have already been booked through the rest of 2020, have also been cancelled.

Safety Protocols

Cast members and guests above age 3 years of age are required to wear proper face coverings. Everyone is also required to pass a temperature check before entering. Anybody, guest or cast member, with a temperature of over 100.4 degrees (F) two times in a row will not be permitted to enter. If you are found to have a temperature above this at first, you can take a few minutes to cool off before trying again. After the second try though, you will be sent away if your temperature is still too high.

There will be additional hand-washing stations placed around the resort. Cast members will undergo extensive training on increased cleaning procedures and stricter protocols. Parades and nighttime spectaculars will not be occurring until further notice. Cashless transactions are highly encouraged in most locations and even required in others. If you are lucky enough to go to Walt Disney World at this time, it might be best to plan on using your credit card or Disney gift card for every purchase.

The risk of COVID-19 still remains. The pandemic is not over. Disney reminds everyone that they are not responsible for anyone who gets sick. They are doing everything they possibly can. The Walt Disney Company also requests patience and respect at this time.