Walt Disney World Reacts to Florida Governor’s Phase 3 Reopening Approach with Official Statement

Cinderella Castle, the icon of Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., recently completed a royal makeover. The castle’s new color scheme features bold, shimmering and regal enhancements befitting The Most Magical Place on Earth. Special elements include a sapphire dusting on the blue rooftops and gold trim that makes the spires sparkle in the sun. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

On Friday, Florida’s Governor DeSantis held a press conference and said that effective immediately, Florida would be in phase 3. He also said that restaurants and select businesses can operate at full capacity.

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Phase 3 of Gov. DeSantis’ “SAFE. SMART. STEP-BY-STEP PLAN” ensures Floridians that restaurants can reopen at a minimum 50% capacity if the local government prohibits them from reopening at full capacity. Gov. DeSantis also announced that he’s suspending all fines and penalties against people accused of not wearing masks.

Since the announcement, Walt Disney World and LEGOLAND Floria have issued statements regarding the Governor’s announcement;

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“We received the Governor’s executive order and are evaluating it to determine what it may mean for our business. We are not making any immediate changes. As a reminder, face coverings are still required at Walt Disney World Resort.”


“Since our reopening on June 1, LEGOLAND Florida Resort has safely welcomed families to play in our parks and stay in our resorts with enhanced health and safety measures, including more than 200 hand sanitizer locations, cashless payments, temperature checks upon arrival, and consistent cleaning practices. Our Resort and company leadership will continue to evolve these procedures and capacity management to remain in line with state and local government recommendations so families can continue to have the confidence to play safely at our Resort.

It’s important to note that although Universal Orlando has not issued a formal statement, there have been no changes made to their reopening plans and operation.



Kristi is the Media and PR Director for The Kingdom Insider. She's a lifelong Disney fan and grew up spending her family vacations at the Happiest Place on Earth. She resides in Florida with her husband and two boys, ages 4 and 6.