Following yesterday’s news, it was officially announced today that Disneyland Paris will be closed for the second time during the ongoing pandemic. Two parks in Euro Disney Resort, Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios, were closed again due to government orders issued by French President Emmanuel Macron.
The park was previously closed from March 15 to July 15.
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The closure-which also includes many other French businesses such as bars and restaurants-aims to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which has recurred in France (and other parts of Europe) in recent weeks.
Earlier this year, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort also faced two separate closures, one from January 26 to June 18, and the other from July 15 to September 28. In Hong Kong, the re-closure of COVID-19 cases is much less than in France. Hong Kong Disneyland has opened less than a month after the park reopened this summer.
The fact that two of Disney’s six theme parks have been closed again during the coronavirus pandemic undoubtedly raises the question: What will happen to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort now? Here, we discussed the possibility of re-closing two theme park hotels in the United States.
What caused Disney World to close again?
Currently, starting on July 11, Disney World has reopened in phases, and in most cases it is going well. In fact, according to Disney, approximately 80% of guests are satisfied with the health and safety regulations established by WDW’s four theme parks (EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios).
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In addition, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (Ron DeSantis) has relatively loose restrictions on his state. Currently, there is no actual authorization to manage the theme park reopening agreement. In other words, theme parks can be freely chosen, just like before the pandemic.
It is worth noting that Disney has made it clear that the health and safety regulations of its parks will not be changed until the CDC changes its guidelines. They are also preparing to use the Disneyland pass reservation system by 2022.
In summary, even with the facts and figures pointed out in the Motley Fool article today, it is highly unlikely that Walt Disney Park will be closed due to any state order or order issued by the Florida Governor’s Office.
The number of daily cases in Florida reached a peak of over 15,000 on July 12. The number of cases in the state is increasing, but still less than one-third of the peak summer period. However, lock-in is always possible because we are preparing for the second wave.
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Motley Fool also pointed out that although the Walt Disney Company has not publicly issued any statement about the possible re-closure of Disney World, they have made some major changes in recent days, including layoffs of most of its entertainment actors. 720 key:
Disney World is sending mixed messages. It is gradually beginning to reopen some previously closed resort hotels and restaurants, but this week, Florida resorts did send pink notes to more employees. Disney’s in-park entertainment department bears the brunt of this round of layoffs because many live performers and roaming performers are upset. This is just another stern reminder that Disney World may have been technically open for more than three months, but we have not called ourselves “the most magical place on earth” as we did before.
Since Disneyland is still actively promoting holiday activities (including preparing to install an iconic Christmas tree in the Magic Kingdom theme park!) and has begun the renovation project for the 50th anniversary celebration, it seems that Disneyland does not seem to have any planned closures. . Within a week of the reopening of Disneyland in Florida this summer, COVID-19 cases surged.
That is, if the COVID-19 cases in Florida continue to rise sharply-or any form of federal quarantine order is issued like France-Walt Disney Co. can request the re-closure of Disney World Resorts within a short time, or to protect guests The actors, as long as possible within the necessary time frame.
Can Disneyland reopen and then close again?
Fans and cast members of Disneyland Resort are frustrated with the long-term closure of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park. Two theme parks in Disney California were closed on March 14 and have not been opened since.
To solve this problem, the short answer is “yes”. Officials in California Governor Gavin Newsom’s office have stated that Disneyland can reopen-if its Orange County reaches the “minimum” yellow line for COVID-19 transmission-and then if the county returns The state, you can turn off the orange level or higher.
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Under the strict guidelines of Governor Newsom, Disneyland officials are actively working to get as many actors back to work as possible. Recently, it was announced that Buena Vista Street in Disney Disney Adventure Park will reopen next month for guests to enjoy holiday shopping and dining.
The area will be officially operated as an extension of the Disney city, and the Disney area will be reopened in phases starting in the summer.
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Currently, Governor Newsom (Newsom) has no indication that he will adhere to a strict reopening agreement, even after strong opposition with theme park operators and the California Attraction Park Association (CAPA).
The latest OC Register report comes from the press conference:
Speaking of California theme parks at this week’s press conference, Newsom said: “The most important thing is that we have seen an increase in the spread of COVID-19 in most states in the country, which should shock all Americans “We are seeing an increase in medical record rates around the world, especially in countries where the pandemic started in about a month in the early stages of the pandemic in the United States.”
The Governor continued:
Newsom said at the press conference: “We should be worried about opening a large theme park. By definition, one can imagine people from all walks of life mixing together to make themselves and others see the transmission rate related to COVID-19. The rising risk increases.”
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Unfortunately, especially when the second wave of coronavirus seems to be approaching, the Disneyland Resort does not seem to be fully reopened in the near future. In fact, some California health experts believe that Orange County may not reach the necessary yellow line until the summer of 2021.
What does all this mean?
This is a strange situation because there is (albeit extremely unlikely) the possibility that the Disneyland Resort in Orlando may re-close before the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim even has a chance to reopen its rides and attractions.
With news from Paris, this has already happened in two of the world’s six Disney theme parks. Although this seems unlikely now, everything will happen in 2020.
What do you think about the re-opening of Disneyland, Disney World and International Disney Park?