On Wednesday, Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando will detail their plans for reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force.
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said he was able to preview their plans ahead of the presentation at the task force’s next meeting, which will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
“We are looking forward to sharing good news about their plans,” Demings said.
If the task force recommends approval of the reopening plans, Demings said he will send a letter endorsing their strategies to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Universal Orlando went through the same process before Memorial Day weekend, and received approval In less than 24 hours.
Disney World has already previewed some of its expected guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. Disney CEO Bob Chapek has said its parks will likely require guests to wear face masks. Other Central Florida parks, including Legoland and Fun Spot America, are only recommending that guests wear face coverings.
SeaWorld has offered fewer hints about its new safeguards, but masked riders were spotted on test runs of the Mako roller coaster on May 19.
Both Disney World and SeaWorld have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic since mid-March.