Credit: OrlandoWeekly

SeaWorld Proposes Reopening June 11 to the Public

At today’s (May 27th) Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force meeting, Walt Disney World shared their proposal dates and plans for reopening. If you missed our article regarding Walt Disney World’s reopening, click here. Walt Disney Wold was not the only theme park sharing their reopening plans, as SeaWorld set a proposal as well. Here are the details as follows:

SeaWorld representatives at the meeting included Mark Swanson, Interim CEO, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Kyle Miller, President of SeaWorld Orlando, and Bradley Gilmour, Vice President of Operations, Discovery Cove.

They proposed the reopening dates of June 10 for target guests including an Employee Appreciate Night. On June 11, they would like to open to the public.

The health and safety protocols match many of those Walt Disney World is placing forward including the requirement of face coverings for guests and employees, social distancing, increased sanitizing, and temperature checks.

With a focus on social distancing, signage will clearly outline procedures. There will also be contact-less payments and Plexiglas for separation between employees and guests.

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Restaurants will practice physical distancing with modification to some prepackaged items for less contact. Shops will have dedicated entrances and exits with payment and scanning through Plexiglas.

Even though plans have been submitted, Orange County Mayor, Jerry Demings, must sign off on the plans before they can be submitted to Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis.

Universal Orlando Resort was the first to submitted their reopening plans at the Orange County Task Force Meeting on May 21. Their proposal of opening to the public on June 5th was approved. We predict Walt Disney World and SeaWorld’s proposals will be approved without any hiccups as well.

Meeting Video Source available here.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.