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Disney World Reopens Without Parades, Fireworks, Character Meet & Greets and more

Disney World Reopens

When Disney World reopens in July some of your fan-favorite offerings will not be available.

We shared the news earlier when the Disney World theme parks will reopen.

  • The Magic Kingdom & Animal Kingdom on July 11th
  • Hollywood Studios and Epcot for July 15th.

In the meeting with the Orange County Task Force Jim McPhee, Senior Vice President of Operations shared more information on what the Disney World theme park reopenings might look like.

Some of the items missing from the Disney World Reopening are:

  • Character Meet & Greets
  • Fireworks
  • Parades
  • No Children Play areas

You can read the full plan below.

McPhee also mentioned that he is going to limit crowds from forming in the parks with specialized Safety Cast Members like they are using in Disney Springs. Also, Walt Disney World will be utilizing a new Guest Reservation System Upon Reopening the Theme Parks.

“As you all might imagine, there has been a great deal of work put in to get the Walt Disney World Resort and our Cast Members ready to reopen in this new environment for our July 11th opening,” McPhee shared. “We rethought many aspects of our operation to help enhance safety and provide a great guest experience.”

“We’re now implementing this work and proceeding with training and development so our Cast is ready for this road ahead, and soon we will be welcoming our guests back. We believe this thoughtful, methodical, and phased ramp-up strategy for our property is the right path. Together we hope everyone will do their part to bring the magic of Walt Disney World back into this new environment.”

Shanghai Disneyland had the same restrictions in place but over the past few weeks started reopening those fan-favorite offerings.

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