Rep. Demings: Disney Doing It Right
U.S. Representative Val Demings Says Disney’s Slow Moves To Reopen Are “Right”
Democratic Member of Congress Val Demings — who represents Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives — wants Disney to take it slow and said as much on CNN’s “State of the Nation.”
“I am concerned because we know that this virus is not yet under control,” said Demings on CNN. “We just need to be vigilant and do what we need to do to keep people safe.”
A Pragmatic Approach
This sentiment (i.e. being safe) sounds VERY familiar.
And The Walt Disney Company said as much last week in a statement:
Disney Issues Official Statement on Parks Reopening Timeline
That statement read:
Given the current uncertainty as to when we will reopen Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort, we’ve had to periodically adjust the schedule… as this situation evolves, timing may continue to shift.
Which is just fine with Demings.
Strategic, Methodical, Thoughtful
Demings… told host Dana Bash that Disney is “being smart” about reopening. It started with the Disney Springs shopping mall and hopes to unveil a plan for Magic Kingdom and other parks soon.
She suggested that theme-park operators are more aware than anyone of the danger of an outbreak at one of their world-famous attractions.
“I do believe that the theme parks have been very strategic, methodical, very thoughtful in terms of coordinating with public health officials and local officials to make sure that they are doing this right,” she said.
A Good Start
Meanwhile, both Universal and Walt Disney World have opened pieces of property using strict guidelines.
For Disney World, that experiment began at Disney Springs:
And, as Demings told CNN, the parks are “religiously practicing the CDC guidelines within those areas that have opened.”
That better continue; iHeart.com reported Disney will submit their proposed opening plan this week.
In an interview with CNBC, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings shared that Disney World will submit their proposed reopening plan and date this week.
Disney World will have to follow the same steps as Universal Studios Orlando when submitting a plan for reopening. They will first have to share their plans with the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force. If the task force approves of the plan, it will then be sent to Mayor Demings and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for approval.
So, be sure to keep your browser on MickeyBlog.com for all of the updates!