Disney World: A petition has started to delay its reopening amid dangerous COVID-19

Workers have started a petition online to delay Disney World’s reopening

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From July onwards, it is expected that Disney World would get reopened. It was closed due to the prevalent situation of the Covid-19 in mid-March. After the recent announcement that the theme park is about to reopen, the workers and the employees have started taking action.

Recently, a petition has been started online that has requested the Walt Disney World to delay its reopening as the cases are on the rise. Even though the reopening would bring back thousands of employees who were no on work for a long time, many have indicated that it is not appropriate for the theme park to restart its operations and bring back the guests.

Florida has recently witnessed a serious spike in the positive cases of COVID-19 and reopening a non-essential business would not be a great option at this moment. According to the Florida Health Department, Florida has reached over 100,000 cases on Monday. Not just that, but on Saturday, the situation seemed to get aggravated when 4000 plus cases were recorded in a single day.

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See below what the petition, which has over 4500 signatures has to say:

“The virus is not gone, unfortunately, it’s only become worse in this state. While theme parks are a great way to relax and enjoy a free time, it is a non-essential business; it is not fair to the people who work there to risk their lives, especially if they are at risk or have family members who are at risk. People are more important than making a profit. Mayors, theme park executives, government officials- please hear what we are saying.”

On the contrary to this, Eric Clinton, who is the president of the Unite here local 362 union that represents Disney workers, has told that most of the employees are well excited to make a comeback when the theme park marks its reopening. He stated that:

“Disney springs has been open for over a month, and I have not heard of one news report or one cast member or one guest saying,’I got COVID-19′”.

Even though the cases are on the rise, the Disney World has put forward safety measures such as face-covering and social distancing being mandatory. However, it will depend how to officials react to the petition which is taking place online.


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NO.1: Universal Orlando under fire after being accused of lack of social distancing measures

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No social distancing measures being followed at Universal Orlando

After the Covid-19 pandemic forced all the theme parks in the country to get closed in March, it was decided later on to reopen them in June. Before they were allowed to get reopened, it was discussed with them to impose strict measures such as social distancing in order to curb the spread of the prevalent virus. Universal Orlando theme park is one of the most prominent theme park in the city of Orlando, which initially made sure that all the measures are rightly imposed. However, recently there was information regarding the theme park that they are now not imposing any social distancing measures, and lacking a bit of strictness.

There is an account on twitter with the name of Universal parks news today. They on twitter stated that:

“All of the social distancing markers near the load area at Hagrid’s are gone. There’s also a Team Member yelling “fill in all the available space”…

The account on twitter shared a video of the incident as well, which clearly pictures the situation.

People were having different opinions regarding the Universal Orlando theme park’s management and the enforcement of social distancing measures. A group was bashing the management for the lack of serious measures which were not in action, while the other group was busy defending the park as they said they had visited the theme park and were satisfied with the social distancing measures being enforced strictly.

In response to the above tweet, the Universal Orlando theme park tweeted:

“Due to our efficient loading process at moving belt loading attractions like Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure guests are constantly moving through our queue prior to loading.”

In order to not get closed again, the theme park must assure that no new problems occur again, especially regarding the issue of social distancing, as spread of the virus can be fatal. Moreover, the people themselves should care about their health and should make sure they are maintaining a certain distance with others and wearing masks.

If these problems do occur again and on regular basis, it may become possible that the theme parks may get close for a long period of time. So to avoid this mishap, the management should make sure everything is being enforced correctly and there is no stone unturned.


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Universal Orlando: Jam Packed crowd at Volcano Bay, no social distancing Amid COVID-19

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Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando

People did not maintain social distancing at Universal Orlando Volcano Bay

Recently, the theme parks reopened after getting closed in March 2020, due to the pandemic Covid-19. They were closed so that people stay in their homes and avoid getting outside, basically to practice social distancing. When the theme parks around the globe and particularly in Orlando were about to reopen, it was said that special measures would be taken to avoid any contact and to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. However, a photo was released which indicated that in Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay people are not maintaining social distancing. It was seen that the crowd was standing together, maybe to exit the theme park.

The photo was taken by Josh Young, who is a theme park writer. He told that it was an uncomfortable situation for him and other guests. In addition to this, Young stated:

“The ramp which you saw pictures of, leading up to the busus on the other level had no social distancing markers.”

Moreover, he said:

“There was a barrage of atleast 40 employees that just passed by us constantly while we were waiting for buses. They apparently have their own seperate bus. They were pushing pass because they didn’t want to wait, encroaching into our space even more”. 

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Looking at the situation the state representative Anna Eskamani on twitter inquired about it, and Universal Orlando responded:

“We were quickly made aware of this concern yesterday and our team at Volcano Bay was able to resolve the situation swiftly. We have also put processes in place to ensure this does not occur again.”

It is important for everyone to practice social distancing and avoid contact as it may increase the transmission of the virus. Overall, it was said that the theme park had good management regarding the measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19, however, there is still a certain need for improvement.