A task force for the state of Florida met virtually on Tuesday to discuss the eventual reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida. The task force, which consists of elected officials and 2 theme park executives have been working on guidelines for guests and employees as they eye a reopening of the Florida-based theme parks.
Tentative guidelines were set and include several changes for both guests and employees. The new rules include:
- “Tape marking[s] of six feet apart in ride/attraction queues”
- “Staff to regularly wipe down surfaces at random”
- “All employees required to wear face masks”
- “Touchless hand sanitizer at each ticketing entry and turnstiles”
- “Touchless hand sanitizer at each ride/attraction entry and exit”
- “Temperature checks for staff prior to shift (temp above 100.4 must not enter premises)”
- “All employees with flu-like symptoms advised to stay home”
- “Wipe down of all railings and surfaces regularly”
Along with the guideline discussions, the task forced discussed a two-phase opening plan. Phase 1 included operating at 50% capacity and phase 2 would be at 75% capacity. No actual dates have been set for a reopening at this time.
Dean has been writing and blogging for over 10 years. He specializes in Disney theme park news including updates, openings, special events and general advice for travelers. He doesn’t shy away from the good, the bad and the ugly. His previous work includes being a Cast Member at Disneyland and working as a travel agent.