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Walt Disney World officially closed as of March 16th, and though the initial closure announcement said that the resort would be closed at least two weeks, through the end of the month, it seems unlikely at this point that Disney will make this deadline as current CDC guidelines are recommending an 8-week ban on public gatherings. So with Disney basically closed until further notice, many are wondering what the resort could look like when it reopens, in the near future. And while we don't know for sure, WDWMagic reports that several measures are being considered that would change the Disney experience when it returns

1. Scaled down operations

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One of the biggest changes we could see when the parks reopen would be smaller openings at first, with parks re-opening in phases with a limited selection of attractions and shows at first, and then scaling up over a period of time. In addition to fewer attractions, Disney may also be looking at severely  limiting both the amount of guests who can enter the park as well as  the number of people who will be let in to indoor queue spaces. This restriction could be managed with a wider rollout of the virtual queue system, which has thus far been used only for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

2. Maintaining social distance

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Though it would be impossible to truly have social distancing inside a theme park, Disney may be looking at employing some light distancing methods, which would include eliminating entertainment that requires close gathering, such as nightly firework shows and parades and keeping table service restaurant capacity down to 50% occupancy with tables being spaced at least six feet apart. In addition, Disney could roll out a "no line" policy at quick service restaurants, with Mobile Order via My Disney Experience being required for all orders.

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Just wondering on how many people Disney World actually infected with the Corona virus by having the final blowout closing days. If they were really concerned about the public safety they would have closed a lot sooner. With the money they have charged for everything at the parks and hotels you would think they should be able to sustain there employees for a long time without actually working but they wont, they will have massive layoffs and and threaten closures and ask for bailouts like all the other big business are doing. The magic is gone.......

Disney World can’t infect anyone. It is a park. People Infect others. Stop blaming and stay home.

This is purely speculation on your part and extremely irresponsible for you to publish before Disney makes such an announcement. People already have vacations planned through September with dining and other experiences, to make them think that things are not going to return to normal once this virus passes is exactly the kind of thing that is causing panic. Shame on you

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