McCarthy confirmed that the company will continue to invest in its theme parks, given the high returns they get on these projects. That being said, investment spending will be “prioritized” to continue select projects already underway. Among the projects she listed were Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World, plus Avengers Campus and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland Resort.
While other major projects, like the EPCOT reimagining, were not mentioned, it is worth noting that active construction is still ongoing throughout the park, with work well underway at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, the Play! Pavilion, the park’s entrance, and the gutting of Innoventions. However, in July, it was confirmed that both the large-scale refurbishment of Spaceship Earth and the Mary Poppins-themed section of the United Kingdom Pavilion at EPCOT had been postponed indefinitely.
While several projects, like Avengers Campus—at both Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris—are able to surge forward based on where we were in development, there are others that will be picked back up in stages—like Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and TRON—and some that are longer-term that we will need more time to assess.