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Disney Epcot

For the first time ever, all Disney theme parks around the world have been closed for several weeks. No one is sure when Disney World and Disneyland will reopen, but they’re probably going to make some changes when that finally happens. I have a trip planned for the end of June.

Based on what’s being seen at the Disney parks in Asia, which are starting to reopen, here’s a look at what we may see at Disney parks in the U.S. when they open up for visitors once again.

  • Phased reopening – For the past few weeks, Shanghai Disneyland has been reopening in phases, starting with resort hotels, shopping and dining areas. When Disney parks in the U.S. reopen, it’s likely that they’ll do the same instead of opening everything back up all at once.
  • Temperature checks – They’re also checking people’s temperatures at the parts of the Shanghai Disney Resort that have reopened, so we could see it in the U.S. as well.
  • Eliminate fingerprint scans – Florida Disney parks use these to cut down on fraudulent ticket use, but it’s possible the literal touchpoint could be eliminated in the future.
  • Mask requirements – Guests visiting the reopened Shanghai Disney shopping, dining, and hotels must wear a face mask the entire time, except when eating. Disney employees are also wearing masks and it’s something we may see in the U.S. as well.

To see what else they have planned  click here.