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It’s true, Disney is beginning Phase 1 of opening their American Walt Disney World theme park complex on Wednesday, May 20, by starting with Disney Springs.
They want you to feel that Magical Disney welcome, but they also want to make it clear that they are not responsible if you get COVID-19.
Disney is taking big precautions, including temperature checks for guests, only allowing 2 parking garages to be open, hand sanitizing stations, and caps on capacity, among other things.
But, they need for YOU to take some responsibility, too. They have a disclaimer posted on their website:
“An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By visiting Walt Disney World Resort, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.”Disney
If you go to Disney Springs, anyone over the age of 3 MUST wear a face mask or appropriate face covering.
They are making sure you know that COVID-19 is a contagious virus. Just because they are starting to reopen, does NOT mean that you won’t get the virus if you decide to come and play.
If you want to enjoy the perfection that is World of Disney, or have a tasty treat at Goofy’s Candy Company, you are taking sole responsibility for your health.
In the first phase of the reopening, subcontracted shops will be open. A week later, Disney retail shops and restaurants will start operating again, assuming that things go well over the first seven days.Yahoo! Life
While Disney is doing everything it can to ensure the safety of its guests and Cast Members, there is never a 100% certainty that you will not get COVID-19.
Proceed with caution, my friends. Magical, Magical, Caution.