What Walt Disney World will look like when it reopens after coronavirus pandemic

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Like thousands of other businesses in the US, the Florida family resort has been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force has been tasked with designing the rules that businesses in the Florida area will have to follow once they can reopen.

The set of guidelines would apply to companies of all sizes including, on a large scale, the Walt Disney World Orlando resort.

In phase one of the reopening plan, resorts would only be allowed to run at 50 percent capacity.

They would also have to mark the floor with tape so guests in queues know where to stand keeping a six feet distance, Disney news site WDW News Today reported.

The park would have to carry out temperature checks on employees as well as providing them with face masks.

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Walt Disney World will follow strict rules when it reopens (Image: Getty)

Any workers with a reading of 100.4F/38C or above would have to be sent home.

Likewise, staff with flu-like symptoms and employees over the age of 65 would have to stay at home.

Next to ticket gates, turnstiles and attraction entrances there will have to be touchless hand-sanitiser dispensers.

If coronavirus cases in the area continue to drop, phase two would be authorised and parks will be given the green light to run at 75 percent capacity.

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The family resort has been closed since mid-March (Image: Getty)

Guidelines will also affect hotels and restaurants, which Walt Disney World also owns.

Some if them being limited housekeeping services, room service items left at the room door and the use of remote check-in where possible.

Self-service food would not be on offer.

Measures taken at restaurants include the use of disposable menus, hand sanitiser available upon arrival.

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The vital importance of social distancing (Image: Express)

Customers will also be encouraged to order food for takeaway.

All the guidelines presented by the pandemic task force could be revised as the crisis progresses.

The other closed Disney resorts are the Disneyland Resort in California, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland.

Disneyland Shanghai in China partially reopened last month.

Last week, there were claims that Disney’s theme parks might not reopen until 2021.

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Disneyland Shanghai in China partially reopened last month (Image: Getty)

This month, the Walt Disney Company revealed it had stopped paying 100,000 workers to save $ 500million a month.

The five-week lockdown has affected more than 50 percent of its workforce.

The news comes as US President Donald Trump’s administrations social distancing guidelines are set to expire on Thursday.

The US has reported over 63,000 deaths from Covid-19, and confirmed over 1,09 million cases of the virus.


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