Walt Disney World’s four amusement parks in Florida will have reduced business hours starting September 8.
Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studio, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and EPCOT are all set to narrow operating hours, almost a month after opening in July. While the first three parks will be delayed by one hour, EPCOT will close two hours earlier. The new hour will maintain until October.
The change in hours comes almost a month after parks in Florida opened in July, after closing in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since reopening, Walt Disney World has reduced operating capacity to ensure the health and safety of its visitors. Disney has asked visitors to the park to wear masks and follow the health and safety guidelines outlined by officials.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek said Walt Disney World saw the cancellation from COVID in Florida “Ebb And Flow”
On Tuesday, Walt Disney CEO Bob Chapek and Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy said that Walt Disney World saw an increasing number of cancellations as the park opened during Florida’s COVID- 19 spike. While Chapek and McCarty said they expected the cancellation, they shared parks in Florida had seen more than expected.
Since closing the parks in March, Disney has reported $ 3.5 billion in revenue for its theme park division. While the US Disney theme parks are out of business, because Anaheim’s Disneyland remains closed or with limited capacity, a number of parks in Asia and Europe are still open. Shanghai Disneyland reopened in May, and Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland open to visitors. Hong Kong’s resort reopened in June but closed days after the gates of parks in Florida opened, after the area saw an increase in coronavirus infections.
The update time of Walt Disney World is as follows:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 8am to 5pm
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
EPCOT: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Magic Kingdom: 9am to 6pm