[NFA] Mickey Mouse waved from a distance on Saturday as Florida's Walt Disney World opened to a limited number of guests for the first time in four months amid a surge of coronavirus cases in the state.
Guests were welcomed back to, what some consider, ‘the Happiest Place on Earth'... when, on Saturday, Florida’s Walt Disney World reopened to the public for the first time in four months.
Some staff wearing face coverings cheered as guests walked along Main Street into the sprawling Orlando complex.
In handout video from Disney - Mickey and Mini Mouse waved from a distance… visitors had their temperatures checked… socially distanced while waiting for rides… and accepted hand sanitizer.
THIS - as Florida has emerged as an epicenter of COVID-19 infections.
New daily cases of the virus rose over 10,000 again on Saturday.
Over the past two weeks, Florida reported over 100,000 new cases - more than any other U.S. state.
More than four dozen hospitals in Florida have reported full intensive care units.
Governor Ron DeSantis, who has called the spike a ‘blip’ on Saturday said it was important to protect the elderly from the virus: (DESANTIS): “Given that you see more prevalence of this in the community today than we did, say in the middle of May, you know, it is important for those in the at-risk groups to avoid crowds and minimize the close contact with people who they don't live with.” According to a Reuters tally - new cases of COVID-19 rose by over 69,000 across the country on Friday - setting a record for the third consecutive day.
For anyone with an interest in aviation and flying, the Florida Air Museum is a must-see attraction! Learn about the history of aviation in Florida and get up close to planes, prototypes, replicas, space artifacts and military aircraft.
Disney World is giving passholders through August 11 to cancel their membership for a refund. But one Tampa family who put in an early cancellation request contacted Taking Action Reporter Jackie Callaway after they ran into trouble getting their money back.
Disneyland Paris has reopened its doors to customers for the first time since closing four months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic.Visitors on opening day were greeted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse as they entered the park, while there were clear social distancing markers and hand sanitising stations throughout the venue.
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Tokyo Disney Resort welcomed visitors on Wednesday for the first time in four months after being closed due to the coronavirus, with fans practicing social distancing as they returned to see Mickey Mouse and other beloved characters.
Governor Ron DeSantis has now confirmed what those out of work have long suspected -- that the state's unemployment website was designed with "pointless roadblocks" to pay out the least amount of claims. Matt Ayotte is one of thousands who have been fighting that system for months. He was working three jobs before the pandemic hit.
In order to make strides toward a safe reopening of these facilities to loved ones, Governor DeSantis formed a four-person task force to come up with a plan, and Mary Daniel is one of the leaders on that task force. Story: https://wfts.tv/33wXWb6
Several Downtown Orlando bar owners are spearheading a lawsuit against the state's order closing down bars and breweries amid coronavirus concerns. The virtual court hearing is via zoom on Tuesday, August 11 at 9:15 a.m. Story: https://wfts.tv/33Pkc06
With a novel coronavirus case count nearing five million, the United States now holds about a quarter of all the COVID-19 cases in the world.
According to CNN, more than,162,000 Americans have died in..