Florida Governor Makes New Statements Regarding Theme Parks Reopening
As we reported last week, the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, announced that theme parks, including Walt Disney World, should submit their plans for reopening to the state. He said that plans should include an estimated reopening date along with procedures that will be set in place to keep Guests and employees safe and healthy.
Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis said, “We also in our our announcement for this full Phase One have told our theme parks, submit plans for reopening, show us how you’re going to keep staff and people safe, and then have the endorsement of the relative local official or officials in your area. And we’re happy to consider that as we move forward.”
Today, in a news conference announcing that the new interchange between I-4 and the East-West Expressway would be opening in Orlando, Ron DeSantis also touched on the subject of reopening theme parks in Florida again. He acknowledged that opening the area’s theme parks which attract millions of people a year from all over the world is going to a more in-depth process than opening a local retail location or restaurant.
“When you open a theme park, it’s not like you can just flip a switch and three days later do it. Now they’re going to need a lot of runway to be able to know a date certain,” Ron DeSantis said. “So I’m not saying this is going to happen tomorrow. But I think it is prudent to solicit these plans so that we know the direction that we’re going.”
Ron DeSantis went on to say the state of Florida and local governments are looking to other theme parks that have already began their reopening process like Shanghai Disneyland. “You’ve already seen some theme parks in other parts of the world open, and I know that we are going to get that done here. It’s a matter of what time, and what the schedule looks like,” DeSantis said.
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