Disney World and Universal Orlando to Reopen Under Strict Guidelines

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Things are slowly starting to open back up, but Florida attractions may look a little different from before.

A task force appointed by officials in Orange County, FL have come up with a preliminary set of guidelines for the coming phases of reopening Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resorts.

Called the Orange County Economic Task Force, the task force will oversee the reopening of businesses and have discussed recommendations to apply to both small and large attractions. Some of the guidelines include marking a six feet distance for ride/attraction queues, regularly wiping down surfaces, and wearing face masks.

The task force is mandating a two-phase reopening plan. Phase 1 involves operating the parks at 50 percent capacity. Phase 2 would involve operating at 75 percent capacity. It is recommended that anyone aged 65 o older avoid visiting any parks during these phases.

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The task force did not share a time frame for each phase nor did Mayor Jerry Demings announce a date for the reopening.

Bigger parks, however, will ultimately have the final say when it comes to creating their own guidelines for operation.

Other businesses the task force is working with include hospitality, restaurants and fitness centers.

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