Disney World Reduces Hours Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Disney World is making some changes amid the coronavirus pandemic. After a loss of revenue because of COVID-19, the popular theme park announced that it will be reducing its hours in the coming months.

The news was made during an earnings call this month.

From the New York Post:

Starting in September, the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom will all close an hour earlier than normal — at 6 p.m., at 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively — and Epcot will close two hours earlier — at 7 p.m. (The parks will maintain their current opening times: the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom at 9 a.m., Hollywood Studios at 10 a.m. and Epcot at 11 a.m.)

The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.

While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 4.85 million confirmed cases and 159,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.

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