So do any additional Disney parks have firmly scheduled, announced opening dates? In a word, no.
“We’re moving slowly, but we’re very encouraged by what we see in Shanghai,” Chapek said Monday.
Phase 1 of a reopening would allow the parks to operate at 50% capacity, and Phase 2 would jump that up to 75%.
Chapek had a warning for Americans eager to return: Masks are going to be a must.
He acknowledged that compliance might be more of a challenge in the United States than in Asia, where mask-wearing in public is more commonplace. Chapek also noted the hot, humid summers of Central Florida aren’t conducive to wearing masks.
Constant sanitizing of hands and surfaces is to be expected, along with possible temperature checks.
At the Shanghai reopening, roaming Disney characters gave waves instead of hugs. On the ground, yellow tape marked off 1.5-meter (6-foot) spaces to help families keep their social distance.
They plan to limit how many people can park there and enter, while operating hours could be shortened.
“Disney Springs will begin to reopen in a way that incorporates enhanced safety measures, including increased cleaning procedures, the use of appropriate face coverings by both cast members and guests, limited-contact guest services and additional safety training for cast members,” the website said.