Unpaid Construction Bills Piling up for Disney World

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The Walt Disney World Resort, along with many other businesses worldwide, has faced the consequences of the unexpected and extended slowdown of the nation’s economy due to the health pandemic. Ongoing construction projects on the property were halted. Also, affected…payments due to those construction companies.

According to public records, liens have been filed against the Walt Disney World Resort since last April.

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The liens indicate that Disney owes almost $1.2 million to Groveland company New Horizon Construction Services for renovation work done at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. Additionally, more than $58,000 is owed to a Tampa company for heating, ventilating and air conditioning services at the same resort hotel; according to WFLA.

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Not only is Disney in the red when it comes to some of their outstanding construction bills, but also fellow Central Florida theme park, SeaWorld.

Due to the closures that happened back in March, SeaWorld is facing a number of liens from some construction projects at the park involving some of the new attractions they are currently building.

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According to WESH 2: SeaWorld owes more than $921,000 to United Electrical Contractors out of Mount Dora for work done on the Clydesdale barn at SeaWorld, more than $2 million to the Baltimore manufacturer of SeaWorld Orlando’s upcoming steel roller coaster Ice Breaker and $642,000 to a company from Canada that designed and installed a custom waterslide at Aquatica.

WESH reached out to SeaWorld for comment. Their response: “As we reopen our parks and begin to generate revenue again, we are working with our vendors to complete all outstanding payments.”

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The news outlet also reached out to Disney. However, Disney has yet to respond.

The Walt Disney World Resort is due to reopen its theme parks and select resort hotels in phases starting July 11th. SeaWorld resumed operations on June 11th.

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