Are there any other Disney park reopenings along the way? CEO Bob Chapek speaks

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(CNN) – Shanghai Disneyland in China has cautiously opened, which has sparked hopes in the United States and the rest of the world for more reopened Disney parks that may be closer to home.

So, do other Disney parks have well-scheduled and announced opening dates? In a word, no.

“We certainly want to open up as soon as possible around the world, but we will do it responsibly,” said Bob Chapek, Disney CEO on CNBC and reported by CNN affiliate WESH.

“We are progressing slowly, but we are very encouraged by what we are seeing in Shanghai,” said Chapek on Monday.

Take reservations

But to add to the intrigue and desire: Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is now taking reservations for travel on July 1 and beyond. The park website has not provided any further details regarding this date.

Phase 1 of a reopening would allow the parks to operate at 50% of their capacity, and Phase 2 would increase to 75%.

Chapek has warned Americans wanting to come back: masks are going to be a must.

He acknowledged that compliance may be more difficult in the United States than in Asia, where public face masks are more common. Chapek also noted that the hot, humid summers of central Florida are not conducive to wearing masks.

Constant disinfection of hands and surfaces is to be expected, as well as possible temperature controls.

When Shanghai reopened, wandering Disney characters gave waves instead of hugs. On the ground, yellow tape delimits spaces of 1.5 meters (6 feet) to help families keep their social distance.

Disney springs

For Americans who just need to taste anything from Disney, the Florida resort reopens Disney Springs, a collection of retail stores, entertainment venues and restaurants, on May 20.

They plan to limit the number of people who can park and enter, while opening hours may be shortened.

“Disney Springs will begin to reopen in a manner that incorporates improved safety measures, including increased cleaning procedures, use of proper face covers by actors and guests, limited contact guest services, and additional training security for actors, “added the website. said.

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