Many guests have been wondering if some of the construction projects taking place around Walt Disney World will be finished or have a significant amount of progress when the parks will reopen. As it turns out, Disney will be halting construction during the theme park closures.
Our sources have indicated that projects such as the Tron Lightcycle Run, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel, Cirque du Soleil’s Drawn to Life, large portions of the EPCOT overhaul, and more have been halted as construction workers are told to go home. As of publish time, it’s not known if workers will be paid during the downtime or not as many of these projects have been outsourced to third-party companies and don’t appear to be covered under Disney’s statement that they will pay their own Cast Members.
As of right now, it’s unclear how long construction is halted for, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published guidelines that prevents gatherings for 8 weeks.
At BlogMickey.com we’ll continue to bring you the latest Disney Parks news through the closure of the theme parks. This is an unprecedented move by Disney, and we will be there to cover it every step of the way.