Head MickeyBlogger Interviewed By New York Times About Impact of Coronavirus on Disney Parks
Three cheers for our fearless leader here at MickeyBlog and CE of MickeyTravels, Greg Antonelle who was recently interviewed by the New York Times regarding the impact that the Coronavirus is having on the travel and tourism sector!
The article titled “If I’m Going To Get Sick and Die, I Might As Well Do It At Disney World” addresses the Coronavirus outbreak with a big dose of Walt-style optimism and discusses how at least for the moment it’s still business as usual across Disney’s stateside theme parks and resorts.
In the piece, Greg spoke about the fact that the agency (as well as MickeyBlog) are receiving more queries than usual about what can be done to adapt cleanliness and sanitation practices at Disney Parks.
When asked what kind of impact the onset of the outbreak has had on the tourist trade, “Mr. Antonelle said his nine-year-old company, which employs 200 agents around the United States and books more than 10,000 Disney trips annually, had its best month of bookings ever in January and then in February.”
“I have been in the Orlando parks every day for the past week and a half and they are as crowded as ever,” Mr. Antonelle said. “From the business-side what we’ve seen is business as usual. We’re not getting cancellations because of coronavirus and from being in the park, you wouldn’t know that anything is different.”
You can check out the article in its entirety here.
Greg’s quotes were subsequently picked up by Vice magazine for their article “Who Are These Agents of Chaos Going to Disney World During the Coronavirus?” You can read this article in its entirety by clicking on the link above. The piece takes a more “stay home and avoid large crowds” stance.
Whether you fall on the side of “It should be business as usual at Disney World” or believe people would do well to avoid large crowds in the face of this pandemic, we here at MickeyBlog are here to help. We also always advise that you follow advice from WHO, CDC and your state and local government. Keep following along and we promise to keep you posted of the latest Disney-related Coronavirus news and updates.
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Source: New York Times