Walt Disney World Opening and Orlando Vacation Rental Updates
Orlando’s hospitality-based businesses got the news they’ve been waiting for. Walt Disney World just announced its expected dates for reopening.
Walt Disney World Opening Date Announced
According to senior vice president of operations Jim McPhee, the company plans to reopen its theme parks in phases. On July 11th, the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks will be the first Walt Disney World openings. A few days later, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot will follow suit. So get ready to soar again for the Walt Disney World opening!
The highly anticipated announcement is certainly welcome news for all of Florida. Universal Orlando was the only major Central Florida theme park reopening date announcement. The delay for the Walt Disney World opening was caused by additional municipality approvals for Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake.
Universal Orlando to Open
Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World have received much of the opening press. However, the other Orlando theme park reopening plans have had to endure the same approval process in order to open during this Covid-19 era.
SeaWorld to Open in Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando has announced a reopening date of June 11 for all three of its parks – SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, and Aquatica. That’s a full month before Disney World begins its phase one opening on July 11. Both SeaWorld and Disney World have received approval of their reopening plans from Orange County. Now they must receive state approval from the governor’s office.
LEGOLAND Florida, another popular Orlando-based theme park, has announced a reopening date of June 1. Still another, Gatorland, has already previously reopened on May 23.
Orlando Vacation Rentals Open for Reservations
Previously, back on March 27, the governor issued an executive order banning vacation rentals that was aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. This action “sparked intense pushback from property owners, management companies and some local government officials,” according to the News Service of Florida. The order upset the vacation home rental industry because it did not apply equally to the hotel industry. Hotels had been allowed to operate without state restrictions.
The vacation-rental industry generates an estimated $27 billion annually in the state. That financial figure had many Floridians scratching their heads in regard to the Governor’s former reluctance.
The Orlando vacation home industry is now open and ready to take your reservations for the summer and fall months. Vacation rentals represent a great value for most vacationers and especially for larger parties.
This article is brought to you courtesy of Orlando Vacation Homes 360. Thanks for reading and enjoy your visit to Orlando!
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After all … Why stay in a crowded hotel room when you can enjoy the space and amenities of a vacation rental home? This luxury is all for about the same price or even less than hotels.