If you’re wondering what’s going on behind the closed doors at Disney theme parks, it can all be revealed.
Florida and California parks have been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus crisis and there is no indication when they will reopen.
But there is still much to be done despite closings, including daily traditions and even animal births, the Walt Disney Company said.
The Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Florida, closed since mid-March. Last week, Cinderella’s castle was lit up in blue to honor health care workers
Disney Parks Blog Reveals How The Traditional Flag Raising Ceremony Still Happens At Magic Kingdom Theme Park In Florida – Despite Its Closure
For example, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the ritual of raising the American flag at the start of each day in the Magic Kingdom is still in progress.
On the Disney Parks Blog, images were shared of three security guards raising the flag on the pole on Main Street – despite the absence of visitors to attend the ceremony.
Walt Disney World President Josh D’Amaro said, “While our world is very different today, one thing continues … the American flag is still flying on Walt Disney World.
“I am inspired by how our security staff continue to increase it every morning at the Magic Kingdom while they are on duty to protect the magic. “
Meanwhile, Mr. D’Amaro posted snapshots he took during a visit to his Instagram account to reveal how staff at Epcot Park are still tending towards the beautiful flowers and topiary – including Mickey Mouse under his appearance of a sorcerer in Fantasia.
The Florida complex also paid tribute to health workers and earlier this month, Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom was lit up in blue in a “thank you and appreciation message to celebrate the health heroes who help so many people. “
Walt Disney World President Josh D’Amaro posted snapshots he took while visiting his Instagram account to reveal how staff at Epcot Park are still looking after the beautiful flowers and topiary
In addition, the arrival of Florida’s Animal Kingdom staff was attended by the arrival of two new residents.
The first, a baby porcupine, known as a porcupine, was born on February 25 – before the parks closed.
She is cared for by the animal care team, which continues to care for all creatures in the park during the lockout.
Another new creature in the team is a baby zebra named Asha, born March 21.
The foal, which was born to mother Heidi, weighed 65 pounds and she stood within 30 minutes of birth.
Animal Kingdom staff at Walt Disney World in Florida continue to care for animals, including this baby porcupine
Animal kingdom welcomed a new resident on March 21, baby zebra Asha, who weighed 65 pounds and stood within 30 minutes of birth
The guards described her as “active and curious” adding “this little lady is very much like her mother and has very long legs”.
Meanwhile, the performers who usually entertain guests at the Disneyland Resort in California continued to be perfect in rehearsal from their home.
These include the Dapper Dans, a hair salon quartet that delights Main Street patrons in Disneyland, who have published rehearsals and performances online.
An incredible clip shows the men come together for an interpretation of the classic Disney song, When You Wish Upon A Star.
And in the park itself, the Victorian-style lamp that shines every night in Walt Disney’s apartment continues to shine – as it has for decades.
At Disneyland Park in California, the Victorian-style lamp that shines from Walt Disney’s apartment every night continues to shine
The Dapper Dans, a hair salon quartet that delights guests on Main Street in Disneyland, has published rehearsals and performances online
Disneyland President Rebecca Campbell said, “It shines as an inspiration to our actors and guests in memory of the man who once looked out the window at the views of happy families who remember below .
“Today, even in a world full of uncertainty, the light still shines, always as bright.”
Yesterday, it was reported that Disney theme parks may not reopen until 2021, as strict social distancing measures are expected to remain in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Other factors, including travel restrictions and the global pandemic recession, may also help make the business less profitable, until a vaccine is “widely available,” says UBS banking group report. “
This month, the Walt Disney Company announced that it had stopped paying 100,000 workers to save $ 500 million a month. The five-week closure affected more than 50% of its workforce.