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Disney World and Universal Theme Parks Get Closer To Re-Opening With A Few Guidelines

Disney World and Universal Orlando Theme Parks could possibly be re-opening with a few safety guidelines from a local Florida County Task Force.

During a virtual meeting on Tuesday, Florida’s Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force listed guidelines that must be followed during the preliminary phase plans for re-openings after the pandemic has decreased.

According to The OCR, here are guidelines everyone must apply by:

  • The Florida task force guidelines call for reducing attendance by 50% in Phase 1 of reopening theme parks with a possible capacity allowed to increase to 75% in Phase 2.

  • Visitors would be encouraged to maintain 6 feet of social distancing in attraction queues with employees regularly sanitizing railings and surfaces.

  • Touchless sanitizer stations would be located at theme park front gates and attraction entrances and exits.

  • In theater-based attractions, seats would be sanitized between each show. Visitors would be asked to leave two seats between groups.

  • Florida theme park employees would be required to wear protective face masks and undergo temperature screenings. Employees with coronavirus symptoms would not be allowed to work.

  • Sneeze guards would be installed at hotel front desks and mobile check-ins would be encouraged.

  • All hotel room keys, door handles, elevator buttons, railings and bell carts would be regularly sanitized. Reusable items such as glassware, coffee makers and minibar products would be removed from every hotel room. Pool furniture would be spaced according to distancing guidelines. Hotel conferences at Florida theme park resorts would be prohibited during Phases 1 and 2.

Both Disney and Universal Theme Parks accumulate millions of visitors a year. With the coronavirus pandemic going on this was the best solution for reopening the parks and making sure everyone stays safe. I guess it is a small world after all.

Watch the virtual Florida’s Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force meeting here:

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