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When will Disney World, Universal Orlando reopen? Here’s their latest answer

Representatives from Central Florida theme parks don’t have any plans to share

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – It’s one of the biggest questions in Central Florida: when will the Central Florida theme parks reopen?

Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando have been closed since the middle of March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Representatives from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando answered questions Monday during an Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force Meeting.

President of the Unicorp National Development Chuck Whittall pitched the question to the theme parks at the meeting.

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“We do not have any opening date yet, some of you may know at this point we are taking bookings that were in June, that doesn’t mean we are opening in June. At this time I just want to make it clear we do not have any plans to share about Walt Disney World or for that matter any of our parks at this point,” Senior Vice President of Walt Disney World Resort and Transportation Operations Thomas Mazloum said.

Mazloum said regulatory guidance is an important element of this and in each area and country Disney has a park in.

“At this point, I just want to be clear that we don’t have any plans to share about Walt Disney World yet,” he said.

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Executive Vice President of Universal Orlando Resort Operations Rich Costales also answered reopening questions.

“We haven’t made a decision as to when exactly we would reopen our theme parks, and we really can’t do that until hear what government and health officials recommend and how this phasing will roll out. We likewise are kind of in limbo right now,” he said.

Costales said it would not be appropriate to give an estimate on when Universal would reopen.


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