Florida Governor Announces Phase 2 Reopening Date; Takeaways for Theme Parks

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that Florida will be able to move on to phase 2 of their reopening plan on June 5th.

Phase 2 used to be the phase in which theme parks could open per the Reopen Florida Task Force recommendations, but the Governor went a different route, allowing theme parks to submit reopening plans in Phase 1 for whatever date they deemed safe. Disney has received government approval for their planned July 11th phased reopening.

Even with the theme parks having a set reopening date, there are still some key takeaways for theme parks and their respective shopping and dining districts such as Disney Springs:

  • Bars may reopen at 50% capacity as long as patrons are seated and there is appropriate social distancing
  • Restaurants remain at 50% indoor seating
  • Entertainment venues such as movie theaters and bowling alleys may reopen at 50% capacity and appropriate social distancing
  • Large venues have less restrictions, moving from strict social distancing protocols to moderate social distancing protocols
  • Retail establishments may operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols

In addition to the above details, DeSantis included guidance that individuals over the age of 65 or with underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged to stay home.

Also, all persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50 people.

As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com for the latest Disney Parks news and photos. We’ll continue to bring you news and photos, where possible, through the Disney Parks closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will resume our normal coverage once the parks reopen to guests on July 11th!

Mike is the owner and writer for BlogMickey.com. Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks. You can reach him at [email protected]

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