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Dates for Your Diary as Florida Moves to Phase Two

As we all take tentative steps toward the new normal, Governor DeSantis announced that phase two of his plan for the gradual reopening of businesses would commence on 8th June. All but 3 of Florida’s 67 counties, the exceptions being Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward counties, are moving into this next phase.

This phase allows bars, clubs, bowling alleys and cinemas to operate at 50% capacity. Similarly, concert halls, theaters and casinos may also operate at 50% capacity, with social-distancing measures in place. Restaurants can now allow bar-top seating, again with social-distancing restrictions in place.

Retail businesses and gyms can now operate at full capacity and personal service businesses e.g. tattoo parlors, massage and tanning establishments may also reopen.

An update on attractions:

Gatorland opened May 23rd; Gator Gully Splashpad opened June 3rd: https://www.gatorland.com/plan-your-visit/re-opening-safety/

Legoland opened June 1st: https://www.legoland.com/florida/ways-we-are-making-it-safe-to-visit/

Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay opened 4th June with limited and reduced daily attendance: https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/plan-your-visit/safety-faqs

Walt Disney World parks will commence opening July 11th – Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, followed by EPCOT and Hollywood Studios on July 15th. WDW requirements here: https://www.disneyworld.co.uk/experience-updates/

Busch Gardens opens June 11th: https://buschgardens.com/tampa/park-info/park-safety/

Discovery Cove opens June 11th: https://discoverycove.com/orlando/park-info/park-safety/

Disney Springs phased reopening: https://www.disneysprings.com/reopening/

Universal CityWalk: https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/plan-your-visit/safety-faqs/citywalk-parking

With the announcement of Virgin Atlantic’s intention to re-commence flights to Orlando from Heathrow on July 20th, it signals the first glimmer of hope that we may be able to salvage something from this awful, global situation.

We at White Rose Villas will be ready, willing and able to welcome our valued international guests to the Orlando area as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime we’ll give you regular updates and information as soon as we have them. Keep safe!

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