1st look as Disney World reopens amid COVID-19

ABC News’ Will Reeve shares an exclusive look at the major changes inside the park as it reopens amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in Florida.
3:33 | 07/08/20

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We have a first look now taking you inside Disney world as they get set to re-open this Saturday. The park is undergoing major changes for the safety of the guests and employees. As cases of the coronavirus surge in Florida. Will reeve is there in Orlando for us and has much more. Good morning, will. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Cinderella castle is getting a makeover. When it's done it won't be the only thing that looks different around here as Walt Disney world prepares to open for the first time in four months. I spent the day going around the park for a special preview. Hi, guys. Welcome back. Reporter: This morning, Walt Disney world preparing for a new era. Hey, guys. Reporter: On Saturday the iconic Orlando destination will begin a cautious and phased re-opening of its parks after being shut down for four months due to the covid-19 pandemic. We've really focused on ensuring we have a thoughtful and methodical re-opening strategy that's phased on various attendance levels that allow us to launch, learn and Reporter: "Gma" getting an exclusive look at some of the new health and safety measures the park is putting in place for guests and employees. The reimagined experience starting the moment visitors arrive. Disney hotels switched to mobile check-in. All you need is an app. Once you reach your room. Press unlook door and hold my phone against the lock and we're in. Disney world will limit daily attendance. Greatly reduced capacity, not just in the overall park but every one of our facilities. Reporter: Other measures include temperature checks the park entrances, mandatory face coverings for all guests and staff, increased hand washing and sanitizing stations and mobile ordering at restaurants to minimize contact. Attractions will have added safety measures. Here at kilimanjaro's safari when they were on the ride vehicle, there will be barriers between each row. Reporter: Signs around the parks will remind people to keep their distance. This is the entrance to avatar flight of passage. Social distancing measures and safety precautions are in ee throughout the experience. It extends to attractions themselves. Guest also still get to see their favorite characters but in new ways. In the parks. Mickey. Reporter: And at character breakfasts like this one. Hi, Mickey. Reporter: But as coronavirus cases surge in Florida, some are raising concerns about the timing. Should Walt Disney world be opening? We believe very much we should be opening. We have the right protocols in place. Who bears the responsibility for this process going as smoothly as it can. Really our success is based on the sum of everyone working together to ensure we really operate well in this new environment. Reporter: The re-opening will be methodical. Magic kingdom and animal kingdom open Saturday. The other parks will open on July 15th. There won't be any of the usual big fireworks shows or parades that encourage mass gatherings. Disney officials have been learning from other re-openings like in Shanghai, Hong Kong and even at the Disney springs collection here in Orlando. Robin. Good to see all the precautions being taken, will. Thanks so much.

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