A week after Disney’s Shanghai park partially reopened, Walt Disney World President George Kalogridis said the company is considering reopening the Florida park at 20% to 30% capacity.
Click Orlando reported that Kalogridis made the announcement at a Wednesday roundtable discussion with Vice President Mike Pence.
On Wednesday, Disney Springs, a themed retail, dining and entertainment center, reopened with limited guest capacity. Only subcontracted shops opened. Disney retail shops, including the World of Disney Store, and Disney eateries will reopen a week later, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
As part of the reopening plan, guests are required to undergo temperature checks and wear face masks.
Before the reopening of Disney Springs, officials issued a direct warning to visitors, according to THR.
“An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death,” a disclaimer on the Disney Springs website read. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
“By visiting Walt Disney World Resort, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.”
Last week, Disney World canceled reservations made for the park in the first week in June after initially accepting new reservations.
Kalogridis’ capacity guideline was made largely in response to the Shanghai park selling out of tickets on its first day of opening at 20% capacity.
A specific time for the reopening of the park has not been confirmed.
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