Walt Disney World Construction Halted Due to Coronavirus Outbreak Concerns

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We recently speculated about the construction projects currently underway at the Walt Disney World Resort and if they would continue to move forward during the time the parks are closed.

Related: Will Disney World Move Forward with its Construction Projects During the Coronavirus Closures?

Sadly, we just learned that all projects will come to a halt due to the CDC’s recommendation of not having gatherings of more than 10-people.

According to the Orlando Business Journal, the “Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has shuttered construction operations at Disney World as coronavirus continues to impact Central Florida’s once-booming building industry, according to the head of the region’s top construction trade organization.”

Mark Wylie, president and CEO of the Central Florida chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. shared that they didn’t know immediately if the construction workers would continue to get paid or when the constriction operations will resume.

Wylie shared: “They’re going to be closing a lot of construction sites… It’s already having a terrific impact on the economy” he added about the current condition of the Central Florida region.

So many more closures are impacting local workers. We just learned that the restaurant chain giant, Landry’s is putting all its workers in furlough; including Walt Disney World’s Rainforest Cafe, T-Rex Cafe, and Yak & Yeti Employees.

Landry's Restaurant employees put on furlough

Related: CONFIRMED: Landry’s Allegedly Lays Off All Workers, Closes Rainforest Cafe and More

With all 12-Disney Parks currently closed, and so many other businesses making the difficult decision to close their doors in a vast effort to contain the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, we anticipate more similar news to continue to arise as we navigate this pandemic.

Related: Universal Orlando Coronavirus Operational Updates

Be sure to stay connected and check back with us here at Inside the Magic for continued coverage of the development of this story and more news and updates regarding Disney Parks and more.

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