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Actors union asks Disney to delay opening Florida parks too


In this Jan. 9, 2019 photo, guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Disney officials said Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, that the iconic Cinderella Castle would be renovated over the next several months. The most noticeable changes will be the addition of gold trim to most of the castle and the darkening of the blue hue on the castle’s turrets. Work on the castle will last through the summer. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The union representing actors at Walt Disney World says the company should also postpone welcoming back guests at its Florida parks.

They are scheduled to reopen next month after being closed since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Actors’ Equity Association said Thursday that it was unclear how Disney World could “responsibly” reopen as coronavirus cases continue to soar in the Sunshine State.

The news comes a day after Disney said it would delay reopening its California theme parks.

Florida reported having more than 114,000 confirmed cases on Thursday, an increase of about 5,000 cases over the previous day.

The union represents about 600 actors at Disney World.


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