The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) is planning to begin reopening its theme parks at Walt Disney World in Florida beginning in July, the company announced Wednesday in a presentation to the to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force. If approved by Florida officials, the reopening of the theme parks will take place in two phases. The Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks will reopen to the public on July 11, while the Epcot and Hollywood Studios parks will reopen on July 15. Disney is planning soft openings, including one for employees, earlier in July. When the parks reopen, guests will be required to make a reservation to visit the park ahead of time. Walt Disney World is also requiring visitors to wear face masks while at the theme parks. The parks will also implement other precautions to prevent spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 among visitors and employees. These will include temporarily suspending parades, fireworks shows and meet-and-greets, among other measures.
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May 27, 2020 12:26 ET (16:26 GMT)
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