Disney World Fully Reopens to Crowds as Florida Surpasses 300K Coronavirus Cases

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Disney reopens as surge continues, July, 2020

Walt Disney World fully reopened for business Wednesday, marking the first time since mid-March all theme park portions of the Florida resort were available to guests. 

Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park once again welcomed guests Saturday morning, and EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios did the same Wednesday. 

According to social media posts and Disney World’s official app, all four locations were busy, with some attractions’ wait times exceeding an hour. Guests noted on social media that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was popular, and the wait time for the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride was at nearly an hour not long after the area reopened. Disney World reopened at well below the average daily attendance to better allow for social distancing. 

Disney last month received state and local approval to reopen the sprawling Orlando destination. However, as confirmed cases in the novel coronavirus began to skyrocket in Florida, the move was met with heavy criticism and pushback. On Wednesday, the state surpassed 300,000 cases of COVID-19 with 10,181 new cases reported, according to local news

Along with criticism of the company, there has been a mockery of would-be park visitors. The Daily Show host Trevor Noah on Monday called those going to the Disney World amid the pandemic “dumbasses.” 

SOURCE; Hollywood Reporter for more……