Disney Springs

Though we don't know exactly when Disney Parks will reopen once the imminent danger from the COVID-19 Pandemic has passed, and we could see some changes with regard to how the parks will run, all of your favorite Disney attractions, from the Haunted Mansion to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will reopen with the parks when they come back to life. However, things are starting to look a little dire for many of Disney Springs' tenants, which may not return after the shopping district reopens. 

1. AMC Dine-in Disney Springs 24 Theater

Image: AMC

One of the big anchors of the Disney Springs shopping and entertainment district is the AMC Dine-in Disney Springs 24, which draws thousands of guests to sold out shows every weekend. However, though this location does very well at Disney Springs, parent company AMC may be in trouble, as S&P Global has said that the company may run out of money by mid-summer, which could be an issue if movie theaters don't reopen by June. And unfortunately that has led to the theater company's credit rating, being downgraded substantially to "Default imminent, with little prospect for recovery". 

Unfortunately, this puts the future of the AMC Dine-in Disney Springs 24 Theater, as we may be looking at mass theater closures across the country as soon as this summer, and this location could be among those that never reopen after this pandemic 

2. Levi's

Image: Disney

Though its prospects aren't as dire as that of AMC, Levi Strauss has also had its credit rating downgraded and a negative outlook has been assigned to Levi's debt, according to credit analyst Fitch Ratings. Forecasts show sales could decline 25% this year, with the earliest recovery happening in 2022 in a best case scenario. Unfortunately, that would be bad news for the location at Disney Springs, which has never enjoyed much in the way of foot traffic, and could be one of the first locations to close should a corporate downsizing be necessary to keep this brand afloat. 


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