Walt Disney World Phased Reopening Begins July 11th

Cinderella Castle Magic Kingdom

UPDATE: The reopening plan has now been approved.

Disney World just announced a phased reopening to begin allowing people into their theme parks once again.

But not all of the parks will be opening at the same time.

Disney World is reopening beginning with Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom on July 11th.

Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios will be reopening on July 15th.

Face masks will be required when the parks reopen.

Reservations will be required to visit the park through a new system, but what that means was not shared publicly.

Meet and greets, parades, fireworks, and play areas will not reopen when the parks reopen.

Magic Bands and other contactless and cashless payment will become the prefered ways to pay for food and merchandise. Mobile Ordering will be expanded in preparation for Disney reopening.