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Disney says it will reopen shopping area at Florida resort on Wednesday

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Walt Disney Co will partially reopen its Disney Springs entertainment and shopping complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on May 20, it said late on Saturday.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Walt Disney Company is displayed above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the closing bell as the market takes a significant dip in New York, U.S., February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

17 May 2020 03:36PM

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REUTERS: Walt Disney Co will partially reopen its Disney Springs entertainment and shopping complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on May 20, it said late on Saturday.

Disney and unions representing workers at Florida's Walt Disney World reached an agreement on safeguards to protect employees from the coronavirus, a union statement said on Thursday, removing one of the company's hurdles to reopening its popular theme parks.

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The company said next week, third-party operating participants would open at Disney Springs and later this month three stores and venues owned and operated by Disney – World of Disney, D-Luxe Burger and the Marketplace Co-Op – would reopen.

"While our theme parks and resort hotels remain temporarily closed, the phased reopening of Disney Springs is a welcome milestone as we navigate through this unprecedented time together as responsibly as we can," Disney Springs Vice President Matt Simon said https://bit.ly/3cQFMTP in a statement.

The entertainment giant said it was implementing safety measures and operational changes such as cashlessRead More – Source