With Shanghai Disneyland set to start the phased re-opening on May 11th, many have wondered when the other Disney parks would start opening.
The Disney parks in the United States have not announced re-opening dates, but Disney Springs is set to begin a phased re-opening on May 20th. Several analysts have speculated when Disney World could open its theme parks again, but a recent report predicts the parks could open as early as July.
The Orlando Sentinel reports analyst Bernie McTernan of Rosenblatt Securities predicted Disney World could re-open as soon as late July. “There are still many unknowns, but if the timeline for reopening Downtown Disney in Shanghai and the Shanghai Disneyland is similar for Disney Springs and Disney World, it suggests Disney World would reopen July 22nd, 41 days ahead of our current forecast calling for the beginning of September,” said McTernan.
McTernan cites the recent announcement of Disney Springs partial re-opening on May 20th as a sign that Disney World could be next to open park gates. The July 22nd prediction reportedly mirrors the timeline between when Shanghai’s Disneytown re-opened and when the park announced an opening date.
McTernan also noted that there are “a lot of assumptions that go into this analysis,” but that Disney Springs’ re-opening makes the prediction promising.
Chapek also stated that “While it’s too early to predict when we’ll be able to begin resuming all of our operations, we are evaluating a number of different scenarios to ensure a cautious, sensible and deliberate approach to the eventual reopening of our parks.”
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