Florida Governor gives state approval to Walt Disney World to reopen on July 11

May 29, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has given Walt Disney World state approval to begin a phased reopening of its theme parks on July 11.

Disney received an endorsement from the Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings on Wednesday, which led to Demings writing to the Governor later that day seeking approval for the reopening of Walt Disney World.

Disney plans to reopen Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom July 11, with EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios to follow on July 15 2020. Soft openings will occur before those dates with Cast Members and other invited audiences.

Walt Disney World will be the last of the Central Florida theme parks to reopen, with Universal beginning on June 5 and Sea World on June 11.

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Article Posted: May 29, 2020 / 12:36pm ET