“The start of a horror film”? Disney World slammed as doors reopen amid doped coronavirus cases

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Florida broke the national record for highest number of positive coronavirus cases in a day on Sunday since the start of the pandemic, after a week in which the Sunshine State saw 514 people die from the disease, 73 every day , the average.
In addition, Disney World is now open!

The idea that the park would open up in the face of a raging epidemic in the region triggered a backlash on social networks. Critics really started to pile up after the company’s official Disney Parks Job account posted this short video promoting the big event on Instagram. CNN Editor-in-Chief Alexis Benveniste said “it sounds like the start of a horror movie,” and the Internet has generally accepted, given the creative changes that began to appear on Twitter.

Aside from this video, the actual opening was also criticized:

Of course, not everyone complained.

“This is your chance to come back and be in the magic,” said Diane Watkins, who visits the park about eight times a year, at The Associated Press. “Warm or not, mask or not, we’re just happy to be here. I have the impression that everyone here is in the same state of mind. Everyone is so excited to be here. “
Lori Lovell of Evansville, Ind., Also applauded the reopening.
“I missed coming here. It’s really nice to be back, ”she said. “This is where I made so many memories. It is sort of our second home. Not being able to come here was difficult. “
Meanwhile, in California, where coronavirus cases are also increasing, Disneyland is still on hold after delaying its original plans to reopen on July 17.
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