Dress Rehearsal Performed for Disney World Workers Ahead of Reopening

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, was testing safety measures on Tuesday, July 7, ahead of the park’s official reopening later in the week, local media reported, with workers playing the role of guests.

Disney theme parks were closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The parks have been gearing up to reopen with increased safety precautions, such as temperature screenings and required face coverings.

The “cast member preview days” were scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at both Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, reports said. The parks were slated to open for annual passholders on Thursday and Friday before fully reopening to the public on Saturday, July 11.

This video shows Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse and Tinker Bell, greeting guests as they parade through the Magic Kingdom. The video also shows Disney princesses lined up on a balcony and waving. Credit: Courtney Suchart via Storyful