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In March, the COVID-19 pandemic brought on historic closures of sights everywhere in the world — together with Disney theme parks. In July, the Walt Disney Firm started the method of reopening its parks in the US. Now, after Disney CEO Bob Chapek introduced that some company are selecting to cancel their journeys, the parks will start working with decreased hours.
Disney has not supplied a purpose for selecting to cut back its hours of operation, however every park might be open for about one to 2 hours lower than they’ve been because the parks reopened. Starting on September 8, the brand new decreased hours (through WDW Information As we speak) for Disney’s parks in Florida might be:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 9:00 am to five:00 pm (Beforehand 8:00 am to six:00 pm)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (Beforehand 10:00 am to eight:00 pm)
EPCOT: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (Beforehand 11:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Magic Kingdom: 9:00 am to six:00 pm (Beforehand 9:00 am to 7:00 pm)
Hours at Disney Springs stay unchanged, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm each day.
These new timeframes nonetheless give company ample alternative to see their favourite sights in the event that they select to go to one of many parks. For probably the most half, the opening hours aren’t altering — guests will simply must plan to go away a bit sooner than they’d have in any other case. So in the event you’re hoping to hop on House Mountain or Pirates of the Caribbean greater than as soon as, you need to nonetheless have the time to take action.
That is the newest change in coverage that Disney has carried out because the COVID-19 pandemic pressured the corporate to institute historic closures for its parks world wide. The transfer was controversial and resulted in not less than one petition requesting that Disney maintain off on reopening Disneyland to keep away from placing company liable to contracting the virus.
The corporate, nonetheless, saved shifting ahead, asserting a wealth of social distancing measures that have been carried out all through the parks. The corporate additionally made the choice to vary the way it handles issuing tickets for the foreseeable future and overhaul its reservation system.
The assorted modifications to how Disney parks do enterprise was meant to assist handle the movement of shoppers and insure that they’d be capable of maintain the whole lot working at a decreased capability. Regardless of the safeguards carried out world wide, Disney needed to shut Hong Kong Disneyland down lower than a month after it opened its gates attributable to a surge in infections in China.
For the second, it seems that the Walt Disney Firm has no plans to totally shutter Disney World and its counterparts. The corporate has additionally needed to alter its launch schedule and technique for quite a few excessive profile movies like Mulan, with modifications stretching into 2021.