Disney Reopens Parks to Annual Passholders After Coronavirus Shutdown

Multiple Walt Disney World parks in Orlando, Florida, opened for annual passholders on Thursday, July 9, as part of the theme park’s phased reopening following the coronavirus shutdown, according to local media.

Annual passholders will be allowed to visit Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on Thursday and Friday, The Orlando Sentinel reported. Safety measures were tested earlier in the week when the parks reopened for Disney employees.

This video shows various scenes from the Magic Kingdom on Thursday, including the repainted Cinderella Castle and social distancing signage.

The parks were slated to fully reopen to the public on Saturday. Credit: @bbbrooke__ via Storyful