Walt Disney World, Prize Asset, Juggles Highly Anticipated Opening With Capacity Constraints, Caution

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Walt Disney World, Prize Asset, Juggles Highly Anticipated Opening With Capacity Constraints, Caution
Walt Disney World, the biggest theme park on the globe and arguably the Walt Disney Company’s most important asset, opened for business Saturday after being shuttered for nearly four months with a swell of hope and twinge of apprehension.

The anticipation has been massive given the symbolic heft of the park, a bellwether for Disney’s recovery, the crippled tourism industry and the nation’s quest to return to a semblance of normality. But it comes amid a Covid-19 spike in Florida, which today reported over 10,000 new cases, following more than 11,000 on Friday.

“To all who come to this magical place, welcome! On behalf of the entire team here at Magic Kingdom Park, we’re glad you are visiting today,” Jason Kirk, Vice President of Magic Kingdom Park said in a Tweet Saturday morning, urging guests to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing.

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