ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando both got the green light on Friday to reopen their theme parks over the next few weeks.
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings wrote on Twitter that Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation approved the reopening plans from both parks.
That means, pending final approval from Gov. Ron DeSantis, SeaWorld Orlando will reopen on June 10 and Walt Disney World Resort will reopen on July 11.
I am pleased to announce that I have received word from Halsey Beshears, Secretary of @FloridaDBPR, that @WaltDisneyWorld Resort and @SeaWorld have received approval of their re-opening plans. #SeaWorld will re-open June 10 and #WaltDisneyWorld Resort will be July 11. pic.twitter.com/vNKgSxZvbC— Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings (@OCFLMayor) May 29, 2020
Disney announced earlier this week that once its theme parks reopen in Florida, all guests and staff members will be required to wear masks, guests will get their temperatures checked upon arrival, and capacity at the parks will be limited.
The company said on Friday that it's "temporarily pausing new ticket sales and Disney Resort hotel reservations so we can focus on guests with existing tickets and reservations."
Existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders will be able to make reservations before new tickets are sold.
In addition, FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours will be suspended for the time being.
Universal Orlando Resort announced last week it will reopen its theme parks on June 5.