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To: Governor Ron DeSantis, TWDC

Protect our Magic Makers: Don’t Open Theme Parks Until it’s Safe

Protect our Magic Makers: Don’t Open Theme Parks Until it’s Safe

Reconsider the opening of theme parks and resorts until a time when COVID-19 cases are no longer rising and no longer posing risk of spreading this disease to our working cast/team members, their families, and our theme park guests.

Why is this important?

With the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases in Florida, the plan to re-open theme parks should be re-evaluated. The state’s proposed plan for re-opening theme parks would start at Phase 2, “after the successful conclusion of Phase 1, which includes a downward trajectory…this will occur when there is no evidence of a rebound or resurgence of COVID-19 cases.” Because of the increase in cases suddenly, it is clear that theme parks – a non-essential business – should not be planning to operate until the cases have gone down again. The recent spike of COVID-19 cases is concerning due to our proposed opening in July. With a record high of 4,049 new COVID-19 cases in a single day on June 20, 2020, we are now backtracking from where we originally were. Retreating back to an earlier Phase in re-opening is our best option at not exposing the virus to thousands and thousands of theme park employees and their families. As individuals who work in the bustling tourism industry in central Florida, we are responsible for ensuring the safety of our guests and our fellow magic makers. Keeping ourselves and our visitors safe is our number one priority, in every theme park. This includes our health and wellbeing. We are encouraged to say something when we see something that we deem is unsafe so we’re speaking up.

This virus is not gone, unfortunately it’s only become worse in this state. Having our theme parks remain closed until cases are steadily decreasing would keep our guests, our employees and their families safe. Re-opening the theme parks is only putting our guests, employees, and families at higher risk for contracting COVID-19. While theme parks are a great way to relax and enjoy free time, it is a non-essential business; it is not fair to the people who work there to risk their lives, especially if they are at risk or have family members who are at risk. People are more important than making a profit.

Mayors, Theme Park Executives, Government Officials - please hear what we are saying.

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Reasons for signing

  • Too risky for everybody, guests & employees, numbers skyrocket as days go by, no safe at all.
  • Not fair to expect the employees to expose themselves and family members to the virus during a spike in cases.
  • My family works for Disney and with the spike in cases my parents have been having panic attacks! Just keep the people safe!!! We can ride the rides next year!!! Just stay home!!

Updates

2020-07-11 10:13:48 -0400

20,000 signatures reached

2020-06-25 11:33:06 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2020-06-23 09:28:10 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2020-06-21 19:32:13 -0400

With the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases in Florida, the plan to re-open theme parks should be re-evaluated. As individuals who make magic in the service industry through multiple different roles across competing theme parks, we are the first ones to speak up when something is not safe for our guests and for us. Keeping ourselves and our visitors safe is our number one priority, in every theme park. This includes health safety and is not limited to just physical safety, such as a lapbar on a rollercoaster. We are encouraged to say something when we see something we deem is unsafe so that’s exactly what we’re doing. This virus is not gone, unfortunately it’s only become worse in this state. Having our theme parks remain closed until cases are steadily decreasing would keep our guests, our employees and their families safe. People are more important than making a profit.

https://rb.gy/limuqd

2020-06-20 20:45:38 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-06-20 19:14:23 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-06-20 18:04:35 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-06-20 17:56:55 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-06-20 17:55:08 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-06-20 17:53:44 -0400

10 signatures reached

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