UPDATE (5/20/20 4:05 p.m. ET) Although WFTV had reported that Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando plan to introduce reopening plans tomorrow, that may no longer be the case. According to CNBC, Disney says they are not submitting a reopening plan tomorrow.
JUST IN: After earlier local report about theme park reopening proposals that sent Disney, Comcast & SeaWorld shares higher, Disney tells CNBC it is not presenting a re-opening proposal to Florida officials tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/XAbbFW7xLb
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) May 20, 2020
- Contrary to earlier reports, although Universal will present their reopening plans to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force on Thursday, May 21, Disney will not.
- Despite Disney’s denial that they will be submitting plans, Mayor Jerry Demings stated at his afternoon press conference that he anticipates receiving plans from all amusement parks by tomorrow afternoon.
- After Universal does submit, the mayor will review the plans within 12 to 24 hours.
- They will then need to be signed off on by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings before they can be submitted to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
- The county will do site-visits to ensure they are following their plans
- According to the Orange County website, the Economic Recovery Task Force meeting focused on bringing back tourism will take place tomorrow from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM.
- Theme parks at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando have been closed since late March.
- Universal’s CityWalk began a limited reopening last week while Disney Springs began its limited reopening today.