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Disney May Reopen to Florida Residents First

Disney May Reopen to Florida Residents First

The Re-open Florida Task Force is meeting today for the first time, and plans to reopen tourism spots to Florida residents first will be discussed. Full details below.

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has assembled his re-open task force to help reopen the state. On the team is president of Disney World parks, Josh D’Amaro. DeSantis praised Disney for being “ahead of the curve” regarding safety precautions and policies that may be put into place for when the parks do reopen.

“It’s amazing the ideas that the businesses are already thinking about. They’ve been thinking deeply about this for weeks and weeks… there’s a lot of great ideas that I’ve already seen put on the table. I’m in discussions with places like Disney. They are so far ahead of the curve, and I think everyone wants to make sure we do it safely.“ – Ron DeSantis

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Apparently one of those ideas being thought about is the possibility of local theme parks reopening first to Florida residents.

According to Spectrum News 13, the task force will be talking a little later on Wednesday about how to eventually re-open places like Disney World. And when it happens, it will have to be a gradual, careful reopening to keep everyone safe.

Those task force members charged with re-opening state tourism are already discussing a plan that would include first local and state residents heading to state attractions, then national and international visitors.

Governor DeSantis wants these recommendations of how and when Florida tourism could reopen by the end of the week.

With tourism being the biggest economic driver in Florida, it is easy to see why the state is eager to get up and running again. Safety still remains their highest priority despite this.

With 22 business and economic leaders on the task force, there were will hopefully be some effective and creative solutions to keep guests healthy.

We will continue to keep you updated on the status of Disney parks in Florida and around the world. What do you think of Disney World reopening to local guests first? Share your thoughts with us on facebook.

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Daniel Kirves

Thursday 23rd of April 2020

It would make no sense not to open all parks to help spread people out, also Epcot has the most open space...

kristen reyes

Thursday 23rd of April 2020

i heard they will open on park a day. epcot will be the only one that doesnt open at all. no parades, fireworks, character meetings, etc. opens first to passholders and resort guests. monorails will remain closed


Thursday 23rd of April 2020

I doubt they would open one park per day. It would make schedules a nightmare.


Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

Hmm. It seems like it would be a very expensive undertaking for Disney to do if they opened everything, to not have a lot of people. If they partake in this I can almost see them opening one park like Animal Kingdom which is quite spread out and/or one area like Disney Springs.

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