I thought I’d give you a quick update on the state of things here in Central Florida. I had been hoping that there would be some type of announcement about Walt Disney World by today, but as I write this that has not yet happened.
On Monday we will begin Phase One of reopening in this part of Florida. Restaurants will be allowed to open for outdoor dining and indoor dining at 25% capacity. At this time it does not look like any of the Walt Disney World restaurants will open on Monday. This includes the restaurants at Disney Springs. Today Disney had an announcement on the My Disney Experience App that stated that Disney Springs remains closed.
It looks like the rest of the Disney Villains After Hours events have been canceled. The last one was to be held on July 6. This has not been officially announced, but I have seen an email that stated the cancelation of the July 6 event. Those who are affected by this should receive an email. This does not mean that the parks won’t be open by July 6, it just means that they will not be holding the after hours event.
At this time, all FastPass+ reservations through May 23 have been canceled. This does not imply that the parks will open on May 24, it just means that they won’t be open on May 23. I’ve made FastPass+ reservations several times during the closure, all the way back to April 1. The ability to make FastPass+ reservations means nothing at this time.
The curfew in Orange County will continue through May 8. It will then be reevaluated. The curfew is in effect each night from 11:00 through 5:00. The Curfew in Osceola County will be repealed on Monday, May 4, but face masks will still be required.
Outside of Walt Disney World, Old Town in Kissimmee sent out an email today that stated that they will be following the state’s guidelines for Phase One. This means that many of the restaurants and retail locations will be open. The rides at Old Town, as well as the entertainment, will not resume at this time.
I know that we’re all anxious to hear some type of news about Walt Disney World, but it’s good that they are taking things slowly. Walt Disney World made the decision to close before the current restrictions went into place because they wanted everyone to be safe. I’m glad that they are taking their time.