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TONIGHT: Pressing Issues – EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Reopen; Rivers of Light, Primeval Whirl, Stitch’s Great Escape Closed Permanently (7/19/20)

Join us at 8 PM ET for Pressing Issues as we present an in-depth discussion and analysis of the biggest stories of the week and their impact on Disney Parks, Guests, and Cast Members.

In this week’s episode, our panel will discuss their experiences at the reopenings of EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. We’ll also cover the news that Rivers of Light and Primeval Whirl at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Stitch’s Great Escape at the Magic Kingdom, are remaining closed permanently. Finally, we’ll take a look at Hong Kong Disneyland’s decision to close once again due to rising COVID-19 cases.

Hosted by Jason Diffendal, alongside a rotating panel of fellow staff members, Pressing Issues airs weekly at 8 PM ET on the WDWNT YouTube channel. If you haven’t already subscribed, click here to visit our YouTube channel and click the red “Subscribe” button.

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Maxi Kim
Maxi Kim
2 months ago

I think some people are thinking too narrowly about COVID. It’s not just about your personal choice or personal risk assessment. It’s about our healthcare system, which belongs to everyone. In Orange County where Disney World is located 78% of the adult ICU beds are filled. In neighboring Polk County 83% filled. In Hardee County 96% of available beds are filled. Over 40 hospitals in Florida have already reached ICU capacity. I understand that the death rate isn’t as high as it was in April, but why choose to overburden exhausted nurses at this time? All amusement parks and indoor… Read more »