Disney World & Universal Orlando reopening strategies unveiled
According to Deadline, the Orange County Economic Task Force has issued preliminary guidelines as theme parks like Disney World and Universal Orlando consider a phased approach to reopening.
The recommendations, which will be assessed and updated as needed, include suggestions that larger theme parks should begin Phase 1 by operating at a 50% capacity with the potential to increase to 75% capacity during Phase 2.
All employees will be required to wear facemasks with touchless hand sanitizer available at each ticketing entry and turnstile as well as each ride or attraction entry and exit. They also recommended temperature checks for staff prior to their shifts, as well as regularly wiping down all railing and surfaces. Staff members aged 65 and above will be encouraged to stay home.
As far as social distancing guidelines, the task force suggests tape markings of six feet apart that could be placed in the attraction and ride queues.
Universal Orlando CEO John Sprouls shared measures last week that the resort is considering, including screening employees, encouraging guests to wear face masks, disinfecting rides and attractions throughout the day, and increasing the use of its virtual line system.
So far, Disney World has not revealed publicly what measures the theme park will utilize as it reopens. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to announce formal reopening plans today.