Disney takes advantage of the park shutdown to do some major maintenance.
WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL — The Disney parks, like so many businesses during the coronavirus shutdown, are taking a financial hit without guests (other than our Uncle Walt, of course).
Still, they are finding some advantages to the closure. With no guests around, Disney is able to do some major repairs and cleaning to the parks. A recent aerial photograph shows that Cinderella Castle is not in its usual Magic Kingdom spot. A park spokesperson confirms that the castle has been “sent out for cleaning and minor repairs.”
The Castle cleaning isn’t the only thing happening at Walt Disney World during the shutdown. Some other changes we’re aware of:
- Rise of the Resistance is only allowing one passenger per boarding group to meet social distancing guidelines. Additionally, the (SPOILER!) number of storm troopers who greet you in the hanger bay has been reduced to eight, and they are standing at least six feet apart.
- The Norway and Germany Pavilions at Epcot’s World Showcase have stopped accepting guests who have recently visited the China Pavilion. (The New Jersey Pavilion continues without any health restrictions, as usual.)
- The Animal Kingdom’s nighttime show Rivers of Light continued for days after the shutdown. Apparently no one told the performers of the closure, and they were used to seeing sparse crowds.
- Disney Springs has added a brothel to try to recapture lost revenue. Just knock on the door to the right of Havaiana’s and tell them “Daisy sent me.”
Should they also send the New Jersey Pavilion out for cleaning? Let us know in the comments below!
Cover photo: Where Cinderella Castle used to be. Photo © 2020 Google Earth (modified a bit).