SeaWorld will now be open Thursdays through Sept. 6.
Even during a pandemic, some guests appeared to go to Magic Kingdom solely to buy piles of merchandise, likely to be resold later.
The ride will be rethemed to 2009's "The Princess and the Frog," though it will reopen in its current form at Magic Kingdom next month.
The resort’s busiest period for ride refurbishments has historically come after the first weekend of January, once the holiday crowds have dissipated. January 2020 will be no exception.