The Sleeping Magnificence Castle at the Disney California Experience Park on January 12, 2016.
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Disney is delaying the opening of its California-primarily based theme parks.
On Wednesday, the organization stated its proposed phased opening of its two parks in Anaheim for July 17 would be postponed as state officers will not be issuing topic park reopening rules until eventually just after July 4.
“Specified the time required for us to provide thousands of cast associates back to work and restart our business enterprise, we have no alternative but to hold off the reopening of our concept parks and vacation resort inns until we get approval from government officers,” the company mentioned in a assertion.
The moment the corporation gets a better perception of when tips will be released and what all those suggestions will be, Disney explained it will be able to declared a new reopening date. Disney will still be opening its procuring centre Downtown Disney District on July 9.
The hold off of the California parks arrives as Disney personnel from Florida have petitioned the firm and community federal government officers to reconsider the opening of Disney Environment following month.
As the number of coronavirus cases surges in Florida, far more than 8,500 individuals have signed the on the internet petition. It is unclear if all signees are really Walt Disney workers or if the petition is union-backed. There is no point out in the petition by itself of any affiliation with an personnel union.
Disney has previously reopened parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong and has plans to reopen its Paris and Japan-primarily based areas.
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