As Disney World reopens on July 11, a month after SeaWorld and Universal Studios are scheduled to do the same, officials said Friday, visitors touring Florida will be able to take selfies with Mickey Mouse again.
“Walt Disney World Resort and Sea World have received approval of their re-opening plans,” said Jerry Demings, Orange County mayor, home to the town of Orlando where the parks are located.
Florida has green-lit Sea World reopening on June 10 and Walt Disney World reopening on July 11, the mayor said.
The “Magic Kingdom” and “Animal Kingdom” parks in Disney open the same day, followed by the EPCOT center on July 15th.
After the sudden closure of Orlando’s theme parks in mid-March in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Universal Studios theme park already has the clearance to reopen on June 5.
“It may be different from the last time you visited,” Disney World’s website said. “But together, we can find new ways to create magical moments — and memories to treasure.”
Located in central Florida, Orlando is host to most of the State’s theme parks and every year draws millions of tourists from around the world.