Trevor Noah mocks Disney World reopening amid coronavirus surge in Florida

Curtis Tate, USA TODAY

As coronavirus cases surge in Florida, Disney World's Space Mountain is not the hill Trevor Noah wants to die on.

On Monday, the "Daily Show" host mocked the theme park's reopening of the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on Saturday. Disney World fully reopened Wednesday with Epcot and Disney Hollywood Studios.

On Wednesday, Florida topped 300,000 coronavirus cases, making it one of only three states with that many (New York and California are the other two). More than 4,500 people have died, according to the Florida Department of Health.

"While hospitals are filling up and more people are getting sick," Noah said, mimicking Disney's signature character, "Mickey Mouse has decided that the show must go on."

Nationwide, more than 3.4 million people have become infected, and nearly 136,000 have died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Disney World had been closed since mid-March. Disneyland in California was scheduled to reopen on Friday, but that plan was postponed due to rising coronavirus cases.

"Basically what we're saying is, 'why are you at Disney World, dumb (expletive)?' " Noah continued. "It's crazy that we're in the middle of a pandemic that's killed hundreds of thousands of people, and there are still folks out there who are, like, 'life isn't scary enough. Let's go on a roller coaster!' "

Disney has implemented numerous precautions at Disney World, including temperature checks, a mandatory face mask requirement and a social distancing squad to enforce the new rules.

Still, Noah wasn't convinced.

"Look, when my time comes, my time comes," he said. "But I'm going to do all I can to make sure my obituary doesn't say, 'cause of death: Space Mountain.' "

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Disney World: Trevor Noah mocks reopening as coronavirus surges

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