Social media has begun to drum up discussion about what could happen to Disney Parks and how it would reopen after the coronavirus pandemic.
- No one knows when Disney will reopen its parks. Disney just recently furloughed more of its employees, many of whom work at the theme parks.
- Analysts predict the park might not open until Jan. 1, 2021, MarketWatch reports.
- Disney has closed its parks since March when the coronavirus began to spread a little bit more. The parks remain indefinitely closed because of what happened.
Rumors and speculation
There’s an online rumor circulating social media that Disney Parks would open with a “secure circuit” protocol, which is a “preferred plan” for reopening. There’s no indication that the rumor is true. But it offers a glimpse at what could happen at Disney Parks.
Some of the highlights include:
- Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom would reopen with limited capacity. Magic Kingdom would have no theaters, parades, castle shows or fireworks.
- Rides would be sanitized after every guest exits.
- Magic Kingdom resorts would open with distancing guidelines.
- The monorails would not be open.
- Health checks would be added to every entrance and security point. Temperature checks and Q&A would be included. There have been some rumors that temperature checks would be added to Disney.
- Disney would call for guests to sign legal forms for liability over COVID-19.
- Epcot would stay closed.
- Characters would not be available at dining or for meet and greets.
- Magic bands would be required. Fingerprints would be eliminated for a brief amount of time.
- Disney would add distancing to rides as well, making sure that people can pass through the line without being exposed to other guests.