Disney’s parks and popular yachts have stopped opening to visitors due to the tense situation of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Recently, Disney announced the closure of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, USA, due to the Covid-19 epidemic. The company also announced that Disneyland Paris and its yachts will cease operations. Last week, Disneyland in Anaheim, California also closed. Currently, all 11 Disney parks across North America, Europe and Asia have stopped welcoming guests.
A spokesman for Disney said: “To prevent and ensure the safety of tourists and staff, we will close Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort from March 15 to the end of the month.” .
Shortly after Disney announced the closure of the park in Florida, Universal Orlando Resort also said it would suspend operations from March 15.
The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is the world’s busiest theme park, with over 20 million visits in 2018. The company has invested billions of dollars in the theme park, opening two theme parks. Star Wars in Florida and California in 2019. Last week, the “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” roller coaster was launched at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Amusement parks are a huge source of Disney revenues, generating $ 26 billion in revenue in fiscal 2019, accounting for 37% of total revenue. Due to the effects of the new strain of corona virus, the closure of the park, the film’s premiere stopped making Disney’s stock more than 20% since Bob Chapek took over as CEO.
However, Disney has announced that hotels in Disney World and Disneyland Paris will continue to be open and will pay for actors and actresses during the hiatus. Employees of Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, ESPN and service units are encouraged to do it at home.
Disney’s sudden closure of the entire park is a sign of a decline in tourism, as well as a change in the lives of Americans in the plague. Trip Parks, a Disney shareholder, said: “Those parks are an iconic brand, embedded in American culture and childhood. The closure of the park on a global scale shows that the rare severity of this disease “.