Both Disney and Universal face ongoing financial turmoil over the Orlando-based theme park resorts. Now, both companies have made plans to lure in more Guests for Spring Break in order to help bounce back from losses suffered due to the pandemic.
In a recent report from Click Orlando, they touched base with the General Manager of Park Operations of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Kenny Person, to get a sense of what Disney plans to do in order to have a successful Spring season at Walt Disney World in 2021.
In addition, they also detailed the losses suffered as a result of the pandemic last Spring Break stating:
During a typical spring break, about 80% of hotels are booked in Orlando’s tourism district, but this time last year the area’s $75 billion tourism industry came to a screeching halt. Tourism development tax collection showing only about 12% of hotels were booked in April 2020, a historic low, followed by historic closures of the major theme parks, including Walt Disney World.
There is a lot of room for growth for all the Central Florida theme parks. Both Disney and Universal have decided to run some fantastic travel deals on their hotels and theme park tickets for Spring of 2021 to encourage travelers to visit.
Kenny Pearson told Click Orlando a little about Disney’s travel deals that last until September:
“For domestic travelers, there is a four-day, four-night room stay with a three-day ticket and you can get two additional days for free and that goes through September,” … It’s another great opportunity for our guests to explore and see something new if they haven’t been here over the last couple of years,” Person said. “Things look different but it’s still plenty of magic.”
As for Universal Orlando Resort, we have recently reported on their new travel deals for Spring. These deals are also based on a four-night stay and offer rooms as low as $104 a night.
If you are looking to visit the theme parks in the Orlando area this Spring might be the time to do it. Especially if you take advantage of the deals being offered by both Disney and Universal.
Obviously, traveling at this time has an inherent risk of being exposed to coronavirus, so it is important to be safe and read up on the advanced health and safety procedures at Walt Disney World, and Universal Orlando Resort before you go.
The efforts being made by the theme parks are in addition to the efforts being made by Visit Orlando, who just released a new ad campaign to help boost tourism to the Orlando area.
Will you be booking a trip to Orlando this Spring Break? Let us know in the comments!