The Disney Springs shopping and dining complex in Orlando, Florida is set to reopen on Wednesday. Ahead of the reopening, the Walt Disney World Resort released a disclaimer concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Though Disney World has enacted some new safety regulations, it emphasized the risks guests will face while visiting. “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,” the disclaimer on the Disney World website reads. “By visiting Walt Disney World Resort, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.”
To limit risk, Walt Disney World has put new safety measures into place. All guests and employees will be required to wear face masks, guests will have their temperatures checked to ensure they are in good health and plexiglass shields will be installed on all registers.
Wednesday’s reopening is the first phase of Disney World’s plan to resume operations, and subcontracted shops will be the first to open. A week later, the second phase will reopen retail stores and eateries. Though there is no word on when the theme parks themselves will reopen, this development is only the beginning.
Walt Disney World Resort released a disclaimer regarding the risk guests will face while visiting during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.