Central Florida Reopening Guidelines for Theme Parks & Restaurants

Walt Disney World Sign

Earlier today the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force met and discussed Central Florida Reopening Guidelines for Theme Parks & Restaurants. Since Walt Disney World falls into both Orange and Osceola counties it is safe to say that these proposed guidelines will be explored by Disney World and even Universal Studios Orlando.

The business recommendations were broken into guidelines and mandates for the Central Florida Theme Parks, Hotels, and Restaurants.

Let’s take a look:

Theme Park Guidelines

  • Tape marking of 6 feet apart in ride/attraction queues
  • Staff to regularly wipe down surfaces at random
  • PHASE 1 & 2: Staff who are 65+ are encouraged to stay home

Theme Park Mandates

  • All employees required to wear face masks
  • Touchless hand sanitizer at each ticketing entry and turnstile
  • Touchless hand sanitizer at each ride/attraction entry and exit
  • Temperature checks for staff prior to ship (temps above 100.4 must not enter premises)
  • All employees with flu-like symptoms advised staying at home
  • Wipe down of all railings and surfaces after every use
  • PHASE 1: 50% capacity
  • PHASE 2: 75% capacity

Hotel Guidelines

  • Phase 1: Housekeeping services to be limited and allow for minimal guest and employee exposure
  • Phase 1: Promote, if available, mobile check-in
  • Phase 1: Housekeeping services only clean upon request, or when guests depart
  • Phase 1: Allow employees to work from home if not playing a critical role in serving guests
  • Phase 1: Only deliver room service to the guest’s door
  • Phase 1: Provide self-parking
  • Promote social distancing for all guests and staff
  • Recommended touchless sanitizer at entry
  • Increase cleaning services/additional sanitation services through cleaning companies
  • PHASE 1 & 2: Staff who are 65+ are encouraged to stay home

Hotel Mandates

  • All employees required to wear facemasks
  • Hand sanitizer at the entry to be in plain visible sight
  • Temperature checks for staff prior to shift (temps above 100.4 must not enter premises)
  • All employees with flu-like symptoms advised staying home
  • Front desk to sanitize themselves on a regular basis
  • Consistent cleaning of all guest areas
  • Front desk to utilize sneeze-guards
  • Remove all service items in guest rooms to include glassware, coffee cups, etc.
  • Minibars not to be stocked
  • Do no offer self food services
  • Space pool furniture according to distancing guidelines
  • Pool gates and pool chairs to be sanitized regularly
  • Door handles, elevator button and railing to be sanitized regularly
  • Remove all coffee makers from guest rooms
  • Remove all guest collateral items, except for those that are single-use
  • Sanitize guest keys before and after each use
  • Sanitize bell carts after each year
  • Phase 1 & 2: No conferences

Restaurants:

  • Guidelines:
    • Paper/disposable menus
    • Encourage takeout/online orders
    • Touchless sanitizer at entry
    • Phase 1 & 2: Staff who are 65+ are encouraged to stay home
  • Mandates:
    • Hand sanitizer at every table
    • Hand sanitizer at the entry to be in plain visible sight
    • All employees required to wear facemasks
    • Temperature checks for staff prior to shift (temp above 100.4 must not enter premises)
    • All employees with flu-like symptoms advised to stay home
    • Doors to be wiped regularly
    • All staff behind counters must wear gloves (except for bartenders)
    • Bartenders to sanitize hands after making each drink order
    • Seated tables to be six feet apart
    • Phase 1: Limit restaurant and bar capacity to 50%
    • Phase 2: Limit restaurant and bar capacity to 75%

You can watch the full video here:

As of right now, Walt Disney World and all Central Florida theme parks remain closed.


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