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BREAKING: Orange County Mayor Issues Stay-at-Home Mandate

BREAKING: Orange County Mayor Issues Stay-at-Home Mandate

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The mayor of Orange County, FL has issued a stay-at-home mandate for residents. Read on for full details.

Disney World temporarily CLOSED on March 16, 2020. It is scheduled to reopen on April 1.

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The Orange County mayor will be signing a stay-at-home mandate for Orange County, Florida. This will start on Thursday, March 26 at 11 PM.

This stay at home mandate will last for two weeks. This will keep people home until April 9th.

The order excludes essential businesses or entities that provide essential services. Health care, food service, law enforcement, and first responders are considered essential.

Residents can still go out for groceries and medicine.

Disney has not announced anything yet, but this two week stay at home mandate would put them beyond their expected April 1st re-opening.

I would expect to hear something officially released by Disney soon.

Other Closures

Universal Studios Orlando just announced they will delay reopening.

BREAKING: Universal Studios is Extending Temporary Closure

At least one Disney Springs hotel will be CLOSED until the end of April. You can read information about the closure HERE.

Disney Springs Hotel Not Reopening Until the End of April

runDisney also recently CANCELED the Star Wars Rival Run Weekend. This was scheduled for April 16-19, 2020.

Star Wars Rival Run Weekend Canceled

We recently announced that the Ritz-Carlton Orlando will be CLOSED through May. I think we will be hearing of more extended closures in the upcoming days and weeks.

Whenever Disney does re-open we may see a modified opening. This is not confirmed and just speculation so keep that in mind.

Some things we may see with a modified opening would be:

  • No face character meet and greets
  • Reducing the maximum capacity of transportation options
  • Limiting the amount of people in indoor queue spaces, by using Boarding Groups
  • Eliminating entertainment that has guests gathering closely, like fireworks or parades
  • Utilizing Mobile ordering via the My Disney Experience and no queuing for Quick-Service Restaurants

Will this new stay-at-home mandate affect you? Let us know on the Kenny the Pirate Facebook page. Don’t forget to join the KtP crew page too!

-Heather Alosa

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Deb C

Saturday 28th of March 2020

We missed our WDW vacation Mar 20-29. I have no idea when we can reschedule. I feel for the people with April and May reservations. They are living this day to day just like we did before we were cancelled. We planned this vaca for 2 years. Our work vacation time is now used up for 2020. (Happy to still be employed) Didn’tm see this coming:(


Wednesday 25th of March 2020

I really don't think this is fair. Universal studios won't be open until April 19. What its Disney its waiting for?

Monica Street

Wednesday 25th of March 2020

They are probably negotiating CM pay with the union, but that's my guess.

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