Disney World is officially reopening to the public tomorrow, and things are looking pretty different (especially that new pink Cinderella Castle).
Visitors will be required to wear masks and adhere to other safety measures across the complex in Orlando.
The spike in cases has prompted many cities and counties around Florida to reinstate restrictions and safety protocols that had been lifted in May, when cases seemed to drop.
In April 2020, it was reported that Disney World was planning on furloughing 43,000 of its employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic being on the rise.
Guest opinion has always been sharply divided about FastPass+ service, but as guests get used to the "new normal" at Walt Disney World and touring around the park without the need to make attraction reservations in advance could simply become habit.
Of course, this comes with a backdrop of spiking coronavirus cases throughout the USA, especially in Florida - which recorded its highest case count Friday since July 4 and almost 500 new hospitalizations. the highest on record there since the pandemic began.
The United States recorded over 70,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time Friday. All of the parks closed in March. Gone are the park's famous parades which allow mingling with Disney characters, and also absent are the evening fireworks shows.
Some of its competitors, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando, reopened to visitors several weeks ago. On social media, many criticized the park's reopening as Florida experiences an accelerated number of cases.
In May, the company reopened the Disney Springs shopping complex in Lake Buena Vista, alongside some restaurants and entertainment venues.
There have been calls from some citizens and workers at Disney World for a postponement of its reopening.