Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has no doubt Disney World will be safe after it reopens – CBS Miami

ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – The doors of Disney will reopen soon. Two theme parks, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, will reopen on Saturday for the first time since the coronavirus-related closures in March. The resort’s other two theme parks, Epcot and Hollywood Studios, will open four days later.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was asked Monday during a press conference at The Villages, one of Florida’s largest retirement communities, about the safety of reopening theme parks amid increasing cases in the state. of the sun.

DeSantis said he was not concerned about Florida’s rising positivity rate and that theme parks were welcoming guests again.

“Disney, I have no doubt that it will be a safe environment. I think when you start to see the spread it’s only in social situations where people let their guard down. Usually like a private party or something, ”DeSantis said.

“The theme parks have been great, I mean, Universal, look what they’re doing. And I think that is the lesson. We have to have the function of society. You can make society work in a way that keeps people safe, and when you have all the different procedures in place … it’s a safe environment. “

DeSantis said he “undoubtedly” said Disney would be a safe and called the resort’s plan to reopen “very, very comprehensive.”

All Walt Disney World theme parks will require reservations in addition to an admission ticket to enter. They will also open to limited capacity.

Visitors to the parks can expect temperature checks and closings to help people adhere to social distancing.

The Disney Springs shopping and dining complex has been gradually reopening since May 20.

Universal Orlando reopened in June after being closed since mid-March.

DeSantis’s comments came the same day that Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez announced an emergency executive order that closes dining rooms at restaurants, gyms, and party venues in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.