Coronavirus Outbreak: Disney to submit phased reopening plans of Florida theme parks on 27 May

Walt Disney Co will present its proposal for a phased reopening of its Orlando, Florida, theme parks to a local task force, the company said in a statement.

FP Staff May 27, 2020 10:26:12 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Disney to submit phased reopening plans of Florida theme parks on 27 May

Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) will present its proposal for a phased reopening of its Orlando, Florida, theme parks to a local task force on Wednesday, the company said in a statement.

Disney closed theme parks around the world starting in January to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus .

(Click here to follow LIVE updates on coronavirus outbreak)

Check out the announcement here

It began reopening the parks earlier this month by allowing a limited number of guests into Shanghai Disneyland with social distancing and other safeguards. Guests must wear masks and have their temperatures checked, among other measures.

A Disney executive will detail the company’s plans for Walt Disney World in Orlando to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force on Wednesday. The county must approve Disney’s plan before sending it to the governor’s office, which also must sign off before the parks can open their gates to the public.

Disney operates four theme parks at Walt Disney World that attracted 157.3 million visitors in 2018, according to the Themed Entertainment Association. They rank as the most-visited theme parks in the world.

Last week, shops and restaurants at the Disney Springs shopping area outside the Orlando parks reopened to visitors for the first time since March.

Sea World Entertainment Inc (SEAS.N) also will present a reopening plan to the Orange County task force on Wednesday, a statement from the county said.

(With inputs from Reuters)

Updated Date:

also read

Kerala education minister says detailed plan for reopening schools will be prepared soon
India

Kerala education minister says detailed plan for reopening schools will be prepared soon

V Sivankutty said deliberations with various departments are ongoing to ensure safety of the children attending the schools

Mumbai's COVID-19 addition below 400 for 3rd consecutive day, active tally at 4,744
India

Mumbai's COVID-19 addition below 400 for 3rd consecutive day, active tally at 4,744

The case doubling time is 1,271 days and the average growth rate between 6 and 12 September stood at 0.6 percent, data from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation revealed

Mumbai reports 352 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death; tests top 1 crore
India

Mumbai reports 352 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death; tests top 1 crore

Mumbai reported less than 400 daily COVID-19 cases after a gap of six days and witnessed only one fatality for the first time since 31 August