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Orlando Disney is expected to reopen in phases starting July 11th

Date: 2020-05-31

At present, apart from Shanghai Disneyland reopening to the public on May 11, the other five Disneyland parks around the world are still closed.

Following the reopening of Shanghai Disneyland, Orlando Disneyland is also expected to open in mid-July. Disney said on Wednesday that the company plans to reopen Disneyland in Orlando, Florida in phases. Among them, the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks will be reopened on July 11th, and Future World and Disney ’s Hollywood Studios will be in July. Business resumed on the 15th.

On Wednesday morning local time, Disney submitted a plan to reopen at the Economic Recovery Task Force meeting in Orange County, Florida. According to local media USA Today reports, shortly after the above plan was proposed, the members of the task force approved Disney's plan, but the plan needs to be approved by the Governor of Florida.

Disney said that Orlando Disney will implement phased current limit opening, but did not specify the number of current limit. Disney CEO Bob Chapek said in an interview with CNN that unlike Shanghai Disney, Florida has no official restrictions on the opening of theme parks. Orlando Disney will use a six-foot social distance to set the capacity, while the actual traffic limit It is also lower than the capacity under this standard setting.

Disney said that the reopened Orlando Disney will take a number of health and safety measures, such as requiring cast members and tourists to wear masks and undergoing temperature checks, etc. Parades and fireworks displays will also be suspended.

Orlando Disneyland is not the first theme park in Florida to apply for reopening. According to USA Today, Orlando Disneyland's Florida rival Universal Studios is scheduled to reopen on June 5, and SeaWorld Orlando is scheduled to open to the public on June 11.

Since January this year, affected by the epidemic, Disney has closed theme parks around the world. Among them, Shanghai Disneyland will be temporarily closed from January 25, Hong Kong Disneyland will be closed from January 26; Tokyo Disneyland will be closed from February 29; Paris Disneyland, California Disneyland and Orlando Disneyland will also be closed Announced suspension of business in mid-March.

At present, apart from Shanghai Disneyland reopening to the public on May 11, the other five Disneyland parks around the world are still closed. The recovery time of California Disney, which closed during the same period as Orlando Disney, is still uncertain. According to reports, California is taking a more cautious approach to recovering the economy, and it may take months to hold mass gatherings.

In addition, according to Hong Kong media reports, Hong Kong Disneyland has conducted a "pilot operation of entertainers" since May 19, and the reopening of the paradise seems to be dawning. As of May 28, the official website of Hong Kong Disneyland still displays "Notice of Temporary Shutdown". The other Disneyland in the Asian region, Tokyo Disneyland, announced on May 25 that due to the epidemic situation and government requirements, the temporary closure period of Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea Park has been extended again, and the opening time is still uncertain.

The epidemic had a significant impact on Disney's performance. Disney ’s financial report for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 shows that in the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, Disney ’s total revenue was US $ 18 billion, compared with US $ 14.922 billion in the same period last year, an increase of 21% year-on-year; net profit was US $ 475 million, compared with the same period last year. 5.431 billion US dollars, a year-on-year decrease of 91%. Among them, the epidemic caused approximately US $ 1 billion in losses to Disney ’s theme parks, experience, and consumer products businesses, and about half of them were caused by the closure of regional parks in the United States.