Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that starting May 18, Florida buisnesses may enter a “Full Phase 1” reopening. Read on for information about what this means for Disney Springs and the rest of Walt Disney World.
Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made an announcement concerning plans for a “full” Phase 1 reopening for Florida.
In Phase 1, restaurants can move from the initial 25% indoor capacity up to 50% indoor capacity. In addition, gyms, and fitness centers may reopen with respect to social distancing and maintaining cleanliness. Movie theaters will remain closed.
Retail locations will also be able to increase capacity from 25% to 50% under these new guidelines.
The Governor also called for theme parks to submit their reopening plans. These reopening plans will require endorsement from the Mayor of Orange County.
He did not give a date for when theme parks could reopen, but stated that the theme parks will need to outline how they will be keeping guests and employees safe before the government can approve their reopening.
As we shared previously, Disney Springs will begin their phased reopening next week. These guidelines will impact the shops and restaurants that plan to reopen.
Disney Springs is beginning its reopening on May 20th with shops and restaurants owned by third parties opening first, followed by Disney owned stores and restaurants a few days later. Under these new guidelines, capacity for restaurants and shops will be increased.
As a reminder, Walt Disney World is temporarily closed. There has not yet been a reopening date announced, but Governor DeSantis’s announcement today does bring us a step closer to hearing that news. Be sure to stay up to date with Kenny the Pirate, and we’ll continue sharing the news as it rolls in.