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Walt Disney Company’s Wednesday announcement that it plans to reopen Disneyland and sister theme park Disney’s California Adventure on Wednesday, July 17 (the 65th anniversary of Disneyland’s opening), was met with a petition asking the Anaheim, California, parks not to do so yet. The petition has garnered more than 21,000 and is is now well on its way to its goal of 25,000. Reported USToday.
The anonymous Change.org petition argues that now is not the time to be reopening the parks as people continue to die from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.
The decision to reopen Disney in California was announced on Wednesday (10), the day that celebrates 65 years of the opening of the first Disney park in the United States.
The petition further argues that the number of cases is higher now than it was on March 13, when there was a determination to close the parks. People are afraid of a second wave of the virus.
Parks in Orlando are already reopening
In Florida the parks are already reopening! The first large park to reopen to visitors was Universal Orlando. Disney parks are scheduled to reopen gradually on July 11. The first one will be the Magic Kingdom.
Florida entered Phase 2 of the economy’s reopening last June 5th. Osceola County recently authorized resumption of vacation rental activities in Orlando. Houses may be rented following strict protection measures against the spread of the virus.