One of the barges for "Harmonious" will begin testing on Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon very soon.
The 14-story hotel will feature 349 rooms, including 149 suites that offer conference-style seating.
Disney parks chief Josh D'Amaro made announcements about upcoming attractions as well as the future of live entertainment to Disney World.
Disneyland's two parks have been closed since mid-March thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With Joe Biden's win, the Donald Trump version of the show won't last much longer.
The layoffs include both union and non-union workers across nearly every department of the Walt Disney World Resort.
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Reopening Orlando and Japan parks with limited capacity has not turned a profit for Universal's theme park division.