Disney will proceed with the phased reopening plan for its worldwide parks and resorts by reopening the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida that will be the first of the domestic theme parks to have guests, on July 11. The first two parks which will be reopened will be Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s the Animal Kingdom on July 11 and then EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow on July 15.
Dr. Pamela Hymel, Chief Medical Officer of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, released a recap of Disney’s new health and safety measures being implemented in the theme parks.
The combination of multi-level measures will go a long way toward preserving the health and safety of everyone who comes to enjoy the parks, and the reimagined Disney experience with all of its magic intact if Disney cast members and guest cooperate and support the decision.
Disney’s approach is designed to help reduce risk within the carefully managed environments of its theme parks and resorts. Several new sets of operational guidelines and protocols fall under the following categories: health and wellness, cleaning and disinfection, technology solutions, cast member training, working together.
Disney is providing all the resources necessary to make guests aware of its new protocols, therefore they have shared the information ahead of time so that guests could know what to expect during their visit.
There is new signage at the parks and resorts to emphasizing the importance of personal health and hygiene measures, physical distancing, etc.
Disney has even trained a special group of cast members to clear out new procedures to guests in the park. They are also available to answer any questions and encourage everyone to adhere to the new guidelines.
A new health and safety campaign called ‘Together We Can Make Today Incredible’ could bring in Disney characters from ‘The Incredible’ movies to help to stress out the need to keep up with the healthy behavioral guidelines.