Disneyland Delays Reopening

Disneyland has just announced that the previously announced reopening days for both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure have been postponed.

The news comes on the heels of reports that states, particularly California have seen massive spikes in Coronavirus cases. On Wednesday, June 24, California reported a single day total of 7,149 cases according to the California Department of Public Health.

Disneyland announced on June 10 that they would begin by reopening parts of their Anaheim property on July 9. Downtown Disney, which houses a number of shops and restaurants adjacent to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure as well as the Disneyland hotels will begin reopening on July 9. Pending state and local approval, Disneyland will begin a phased reopening on July 17 which just so happens to also be the 65th Anniversary of Disneyland.

On the heels of the massive spike in Coronavirus numbers, Disney has yet to receive approval on their reopening plans and have therefore been forced to postpone the reopening of their Anaheim theme parks.

“California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4,” Said Disney in a statement. 

As reports of spikes began to surface, petitions circulated calling for the delay or reopening. The petition garnered more than 50,000 signatures.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, which had been slated to reopen July 23, will also be closed indefinitely.

The Downtown Disney shopping and restaurant district adjacent to the parks is still slated to reopen July 9.

Disney reopened Shanghai Disneyland on May 11 and Disney Springs in Walt Disney World on May 20. Hong Kong Disneyland reopened last week. Theme parks at the Walt Disney World resort in Florida are set to open July 11

Similar petitions are circulating in regards to the reopening of Disneyworld. Select Walt Disney World Resorts began reopening on June 22 with two parks scheduled for reopening on July 11 and two more on July 15.

Disney has released an abundance of information regarding the health and safety precautions that are being put in place for the reopening of both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Disney has implemented mandatory face coverings, social distancing reduced capacity, suspension of parades, fireworks and more.

The Walt Disney Company is losing a reported $20 to $30 million a day with their parks being closed.

Although the Disneyland parks are on hold, Disney World is currently moving forward as scheduled to reopen their parks.

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