Disney parks reopen this July 11, in Florida, despite the increase in cases of coronavirus. According to official figures on Tuesday, the state reported a total of 213,794 infections and 3,841 deaths.
The Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom will be the first to open next Saturday, while EPCOT and Hollywood Studios open on Wednesday, July 15.
Governor Ron DeSantis said at a press conference last Monday, that the opening of the parks is not considered a problem, why the companies that operate them in Orlando They are “doing a great job” in the face of the pandemic, imposing new security measures to prevent contagion.
“The theme parks have been very good, I mean, Universal, look at what they are doing,” said the governor.
Furthermore, he said that it is safer to go to these parks than to a private party, like the ones many are doing in Florida.
“You can make society work in a way that keeps people safe, and when you have all the different procedures in place, it’s a safe environment,” said DeSantis.
Disney will only allow one limited visitor capacity, with annual passes that were purchased before the coronavirus emergency.
For those who wish to buy a ticket, they must do so online, select the date of their visit and register all the people in their group.
Also, must comply with the new measures imposed in the parks, how to wear masks, and measure the temperature before entering.
More than 7,000 Disney World workers ask to delay reopening
Thousands of people signed an online petition, requesting Disney World and the Florida authorities, delay the reopening of the theme park in Orlando, after the increase in coronavirus cases in the state.
“This virus is not gone, unfortunately, it has only gotten worse in this state,” says the statement posted on the MoveOn.org website.
People said that although going to the parks is a way to relax and enjoy, it is not an essential business. However, Disney is still holding open its parks this weekend.