Even if you don’t plan on going to a theme park anytime soon, it’s likely these changes will be a part of the new normal.
Walt Disney World is set to reopen its doors to guests starting this weekend, and like many Disney fans across the globe, we bet you want to see what future park visits are going to look like.
Keeping in mind that borders are still closed between the U.S. and Canada, and the fact that Florida has become a major hotspot for COVID-19 (with 5,000+ new cases each day for the past two weeks), it’s likely you won’t be heading to the Magic Kingdom anytime soon. But even once the pandemic has passed, we wouldn’t be surprised if these safety measures stick around for a while longer. Luckily, Disney has released a series of photos showing guests exactly what to expect.
Take a look:
Guests will go through a temperature screening before entering the parks.
Lines throughout the park will be marked to ensure physical distancing.
Most attractions will be open with decreased rider capacity.
Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations will be available for use throughout the parks.
All guests over the age of two will be required to wear masks, which must be worn over their nose and mouth at all times—except while dining. Check out our round up of masks that are made to fit kids’ faces.
Traditional character greetings and parades that draw large crowds will be on hiatus during the reopening. However, characters will make their way along the parade route throughout the day to ensure little ones get a chance to see their favourite characters.
The four parks within the Walt Disney World Resort will open in phases. The Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will open on July 11, and EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open on July 15.