Analysts Predict Disney World Will Likely Not Return to Regular Operations Until There is a Vaccine

Walt Disney World is set to reopen starting with Magic Kingdom on July 11th. Now, Disneyland Resort has delayed reopening until further notice.

Cinderella Castle

Florida has recently seen an upward trend in new cases and The Department of Business and Professional Regulation recently shut down bars and businesses that “derive more than 50 percent of gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages.”

These factors, among others, have some people concerned that Disney World is reopening too soon. This caused Analysts from the Wall Street Journal to take a survey including 2000 U.S. consumers. The results concluded that almost two-thirds of the surveyors would think about visiting a Disney theme park, but only if a vaccine existed.

What does this mean for Disney? Although CEO Bob Chapek made a statement that he has “absolute confidence” that Disney would get through these hard times, he also stated they would not reopen any theme park unless they will generate a profit.

Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

In an effort to enhance safety, Disney has implemented many new health protocols. Guests are required to wear face masks, take temperature checks at entrances, use social distancing guidelines, and asked to sanitize frequently.

Social Distance Marker at City Works in Disney Springs

Disney has made significant budget cuts to make up for lost profit for the time being and will continue to adjust where they need to. Some Disney Parks outside of the U.S. have already reopened. As the events unfold in U.S., we will continue to keep you updated on the reopening of the Disney Parks!

Read more about the restaurants, entertainment, and MORE that will be reopening at Disney World here!

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