WDWNT Weekly Recap: Phased Reopening Hope, Cast Member Furloughs, Company Losses, and More
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Every week is a busy week when it comes to Disney news. To help you keep up with all the updates coming out of Walt Disney World and other Disney resorts, here’s WDWNT’s weekly recap of the Disney news from April 13-19!
If you have been following our news coverage over the past few weeks, you will be aware that currently all six Disney resorts across the world are closed due to concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here’s our WDWNT Weekly Recap of all the news we’ve brought you this week, along with some extra fun things to keep Disney spirits high through these difficult times. Stay safe, readers!
Walt Disney World
This week, President Trump unveiled new guidelines to help states reopen their businesses in phases through the easing of social media restrictions. This has paved the way for the eventual return of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort, read more here.
Park hours for Walt Disney World have now been removed online through May 9th
It was revealed that the topiary installations for the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival are still being maintained throughout the park closures
A sixteen year-old guest who visited the resort during spring break has reportedly been threatened by a local sheriff, asking her to remove social media posts claiming a COVID-19 infection after her trip
Virgin Trains have been continuing their construction efforts on the rail system from South Florida to Orlando through the COVID-19 pandemic
Disney Parks donated a huge supply of treats to the Orlando Police, as a way of offering support during the COVID-19 pandemic
This week, President Trump unveiled new guidelines to help states reopen their businesses in phases through the easing of social media restrictions. This has paved the way for the eventual return of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort, read more here
It has been reported that the shipbuilding firm responsible for the creation of the Disney Wish and two more “Triton” class ships are anticipating massive losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning that the new additions to the Disney Cruise Line could be significantly delayed