The COVID-19 death toll in the United States has topped 100,000, but in the hospitality capitol of Orlando, Florida, all three major theme parks have received the green light to reopen. That doesn’t mean everyone is going back to work, though. Many people who work in Florida’s food and beverage industry are still relying on spotty unemployment checks, and businesses classified as bars still can’t serve drinks. Some who supplement their income with theme park jobs are questioning whether it makes financial sense to go back, while others worry about an uptick in neighborhood crime as people grow increasingly desperate.
Thanks to Orlando composer Julian Bond for providing original music for UnWineding, Amy Tardif for editorial guidance, and WMFE for distribution and promotional assistance.