What the Latest Speech From President Trump Could Mean for Disney Parks Reopening Dates

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This article has been updated with additional information since it was originally published.

The nation is approaching the 15-day quarantine mark. And in these times of uncertainty, we are all anxiously awaiting the good news of the pandemic finally getting contained so we can go back to life as we recently knew it. And for us Disney fans, hopefully, this could mean the return to our happy place!

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In the latest presidential press conference, the President of the United States made some statements that could point to some significant changes to this current quarantine situation.

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“At some point, we’re going to open up our country, and it will be fairly soon,” President Trump said during last Monday’s evening press briefing regarding the Covid-19 outbreak.

The press followed up asking for clarification of how “soon” he was referring to. The president responded with: “I’m not looking at months.”

“I give it two weeks,” the POTUS added. “I guess by Monday or Tuesday, it’s about two weeks. We will assess at that time and give it more time if we need a little more time. We have to open this country up.” This would put his timeframe right around Easter.

The President compared the pandemic to the flu or the risk of getting into a car accident, something health officials vehemently disagree with.

“We lose thousands and thousands of people to the flu. We don’t turn the country off… We lose much more than that to automobile accidents.”

The president also took to social media to share his thoughts about our current quarantine status. He shared in all caps:

“WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!”

President Trump assured the press that he will be looking at the research data before making any decisions and that the changes would potentially begin in states that have lower case numbers, such as Nebraska.

According to CNN, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter,” even though this timeframe is much shorter than what health experts deem sufficient in mitigating the spread of Covid-19.

Currently, the state of Florida has over 1,200 confirmed Covid-19 cases and only about 20 Florida counties don’t have confirmed cases. California has 2,220 confirmed cases and 42 deaths so far, as of March 23rd, according to the LA Times.

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Considering these two states are not on the list of states that seem to have those lower numbers of reported cases, we could still see a delay in the reopening of all US Disney Parks.

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Disney has yet to make an announcement changing its current plans to reopen after April 1st. However, we anticipate this announcement, of either a longer closure or a phased reopening to be coming in soon.

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Source: CNBC

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