Late on Saturday, the 16th of May 2020, Walt Disney Co., the Burbank, CA-based American multinational mass media and entertainment industry conglomerate, said in a statement that the 97-year-old R & R, beer-and-skittles incorporated in LA, would partially reopen its Disney Springs shopping complex and entertainment hub at Walt Disney World Resort on Florida as early as by Wednesday (May 20th).
Aside from that, Saturday’s (May 16th) Walt Disney statement to reopen its Florida resort’s shopping and entertainment area came forth against the backdrop of an agreement reached on Thursday (May 14th) between the Walt Disney Co.
and its workers’ unions for Florida’s Disney World regarding the workers’ safety issues alongside the company measures to protect them against the pandemic, which eventually had obliviated one of the key obstacles to reopen the Disney’s popular theme park.
In tandem, Disney had also added on its Saturday’s (May 16th) statement that the American multinational entertainment industry tycoon would allow third-party operating participants to reopen their businesses at Disney Springs as early as by next week, while three more stores and venues owned and operated by Disney, D-Luxe Burger alongside the Marketplace Co-Op would reopen later this month.
Meanwhile, referring to Disney’s latest move to reopen its Florida resort as a landmark event to gradually resume businesses in a post-pandemic world, Disney Springs Vice President Matt Simon said in a statement on late Saturday (May 16th), “While our theme parks and resort hotels remain temporarily closed, the phased reopening of Disney Springs is a welcome milestone as we navigate through this unprecedented time together as responsibly as we can. ”