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Old 18 Mar 20, 02:47 PM  
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Florida Theme Park Closures May Be Extended Exponentially

Probably not a surprise to most but it is looking likely that Florida's theme park closures could be extended much longer than initially anticipated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that all events of more than 50 people be canceled or postponed for at least eight weeks.

"Unfortunately, the CDC's recommendation most likely will impact the theme parks" plans, said Dennis Speigel, founder and CEO with International Theme Park Services, a Cincinnati-based theme park consulting firm. "The timeframe has risen exponentially, and we are still in uncharted water. Operators like Disney, Universal and Six Flags have no idea now. The short term was closing two to three weeks, but now it will be extended indefinitely," he told Orlando Business Journal.

Speigel said the more likely scenario right now is to expect theme parks to plan for a big opening by Memorial Day in late May.
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Shame but not surprised. Everybodyís health comes 1st.
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With some of the predictions late May is something to be excited about. Letís hope thatís a realistic expectation and look forward to it.
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Like everyone, were completley gutted about all this.

Edited at 05:49 PM.
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Not sure if we will make it, but we are supposed to be going 22nd May to LA for a week so that is looking a bit tight now
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Not sure if this is better worse, currently due to fly out 19th May. Need to pay the balance on flights and villa at the beginning of April. Itís all the uncertainty. If we cancel and the parks open we will be gutted.
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Due to fly out on the 5th may and got floridatix balance at end of this month and hotel on 21st April yet I wont see the plane at this rate. Gutted
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Like everyone, were completley gutted about all this.
oh my gosh, my very reasonable quote has been edited!

Still, love you guys and lets hope all this is done with asap.
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With the UK advising June maybe to clear even if Parks open which personally I don't think so due to the lay offs being reported at Disney Springs and the graduate program, UK flights will most likely not be happening unless big changes happen on testing which hopefully they will, really hope its not long but 2 weeks ago seems like years to where we are now
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It will be interesting to see how countries try to protect against future infections and what impact that has on flights and ESTA's etc.
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