This afternoon, Governor DeSantis moved Florida to a "full Phase One" effective Monday, May 18.
"Amusement parks. Parks can submit reopening plans to the state. They should identify the date certain that they believe they can resume safe operations. They have to provide how they're going to do it. How they're going to accommodate the guests. How they're going to protect the staff and then they need to have an endorsement from the relevant official in their locality, Orange County Mayor or wherever you're talking about."
Unfortunately, the Governor did not specify who at the state level should receive your reopening plan nor did he specify who at your county (except for Orlando) should endorse your reopening plan. We're seeking clarity on those two points now.
The one-page graphic
released after the press conference only addresses "amusement parks."
Finally the Governor's own Plan for Florida's Recovery
does not specifically address the attractions industry, except for "Theme Parks", which according to his plan should remain closed under Phase 1.
Despite these mixed messages, you should have your reopening plan completed and begin preparations for reopening. Resources are available here (FAA
) and here (IAAPA
We're waiting for the Governor's Executive Order to be posted and will forward it to you as soon as it is available.
Please contact me with any questions.