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Disney Theme Parks May Not Reopen This Year; Minibars Bite the Dust?

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Could Disney parks really be closed through the rest of this year? One financial analyst is confident the parks won’t open until 2021.

And minibars might be on the way out of hotels.

Those are some of the headlines and posts I thought you, too, may find interesting today.

Analyst Says Disney Parks Might Not Reopen This Year

Disney theme park lovers might not want to get their hopes up about the Oogie Boogie Bash at Halloween and Christmas fireworks spectacular happening this year.

UBS financial analyst John Hodulik predicts the Mouse House won’t open any of its parks worldwide until 2021. 

Minibars and Breakfast Buffets: Things of the Past?

Say it ain’t so!

Two hotel staples — mini-bars, breakfast buffets — apparently may be too risky in a recovering COVID-19 world.

Global Entry Enrollment Centers Closed Through at Least June 1

If you’re waiting to be approved for Global Entry (not that you can travel now anyway), settle in for a delay.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection extended the closures of its Trust Traveler Program centers (Global Entry, FAST, Nexus, and Sentri enrollment) through at least May.

Global Entry and APC Kiosks, located at international airports across the nation, streamline the passenger's entry into the United States. Photo by James Tourtellotte
Photo by James Tourtellotte

Business Travel News adds, “CBP is extending the time program applications remain active to 485 days and it also is extending Trusted Traveler Program benefits for current members applying for renewal by 18 months.”

United Pilot Sues Westin

A United Airlines pilot sued the DIA Westin after the humiliating fallout following a September 2018 arrest for indecent exposure — inside his hotel room.

Fare Wars in Europe?

An unprecedented fare war is predicted. Not surprisingly, Ryan Air is smack dab in the middle of it all.

— Chris

 

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1 Comment

  1. Barry Graham Reply

    Chris, I think you should rebrand this article as an analyst column because I think you (and some of us) are just as qualified as any financial analyst is to make predictions about when Disney will reopen. Is his goal just to try to push movement in the price of Disney stock?

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