Disney has announced that Disney Cast Members and “affinity groups” (read: Club 33 members, Disney Vacation Club members, and Annual Passholders) will be able to go to soft opening preview events before the parks reopen on July 11th
Jim MacPhee, Walt Disney World Senior Vice President of Operations, had this to say:
“Our plans call for a phased reopening of our theme parks, beginning with the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Saturday, July 11th. EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open on Wednesday, July 15th.
We believe our reopening proposal for our property reflects a very thoughtful, methodical, and phased approach. We’ve incorporated all of the reopening protocols throughout our guest experience and our Cast experience. We will deploy a series of soft opening tactics for select audiences several days prior to July 11th with Cast previews and affinity soft opening preview days. This will reflect a thoughtful ramp up in our attendance strategy and allow us to launch, learn, and adjust along the way.”
Disney has not given a date for these previews or given details as to how signups for these events will work.
Gray is a lifelong Disney fan! From Disney+ to the parks, he loves it all. His favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast, and his favorite attraction is The Haunted Mansion.