FILE PHOTO: Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park is observed empty of tourists after it closed so that you can battle the unfold of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), in an aerial view in Orlando, Florida, U.S. March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Gregg Newton
(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) goals to start reopening its Walt Disney International theme parks in Orlando, Florida on July 11, an organization government stated on Wednesday.
Jim MacPhee, senior vice chairman of operations for the Walt Disney International Hotel, mentioned plans to start a phased reopening of Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, at a webcast assembly of the Orange County Financial Restoration Activity Power.
Disney wishes approval from the county activity power and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ahead of it might reopen Disney International.
The corporate closed theme parks all over the world beginning in January to assist save you the unfold of the unconventional coronavirus.
Welcoming guests once more to the parks is vital to Disney’s restoration from the worldwide shutdowns sparked by way of the pandemic. Disney has estimated it misplaced $1 billion on the theme parks department from January thru March.
Reporting by way of Lisa Richwine in Los Angeles and Helen Coster in New York; Enhancing by way of Anil D’Silva and Jonathan Oatis