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Disney, SeaWorld to present reopening plans on Wednesday

It’s the first step for the theme parks to open the turnstiles again. Once approved by the local government, it gets sent to the governor for approval.
In this file photo, an empty entrance on Western Way at Walt Disney World, which is set to present a reopening plan on Wednesday to an Orange County task force.
In this file photo, an empty entrance on Western Way at Walt Disney World, which is set to present a reopening plan on Wednesday to an Orange County task force. [ JOE BURBANK | TNS ]
Published May 26, 2020

Both Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando will present their reopening plans Wednesday morning, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced.

It’s the first step needed to bring tourists back to the theme parks. Once approved by the local government, it gets sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office for approval.

So far, the approvals have come quickly. Universal Orlando presented its plan last Thursday and by Friday afternoon, both Demings and DeSantis had approved a plan for the Universal parks to reopen to the public on June 5. They will have reduced capacity, mandatory face masks and temperature checks at the entry.

No word yet on when Busch Gardens would submit a plan to local leaders, but Busch Gardens is part of the same entertainment company as SeaWorld.

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