Calls grow for Disney World to delay reopening as coronavirus cases spike
Florida's biggest theme parks including Walt Disney World, Universal and SeaWorld have announced their dates to reopen to the public this summer. USA TODAY
Groups representing workers and actors at Walt Disney World are calling for the theme park to delay the Actors Equity Association, which represents about 600 professional actors at Disney World, cited a MoveOn.org petition by theme park workers urging local officials in Orange County, Florida, to reconsider the July 11 reopening of Disney World had gained more than 10,000 signatures. The reopening plan was approved unanimously last month by the county's economic recovery task force.
On July 11, Disneyland said Wednesday that it would remain closed and reopen at a later date, pending state and local government approvals.
The California Department of Public Health reported a record 7,149 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday.
Contributing: The Palm Beach Post and the Associated Press.