Disneyland to Reopen Downtown Disney Following Announcement Parks Will Remain Closed
Disney announced on June 25 they would be delaying plans to reopen their two California theme parks. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure had been slated to reopen on July 17 which just so happens to also be the 65th Anniversary of Disneyland.
Disney had submitted reopening plans to state and local officials but had not received approval. The state had not issued any guidelines for reopening.
“California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4,” Said Disney in a statement.
However, Disneyland is moving ahead with plans to reopen their dining and retail district. Downtown Disney will reopen on July 9 as previously announced. The new plans will have only outdoor seating at dining locations.
The announcement to proceed with reopening comes in the wake of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to close all bars and indoor operations of restaurants for three weeks. That decision follows a rise in positive coronavirus cases in the state.
The order prohibits the indoor operation of restaurants, movie theaters and family entertainment establishments in Orange County.
The reopening of Downtown Disney will include both Disney-owned and operated businesses, as well as third-party businesses on site.
Disney will be implementing increased health and safety measures for the reopening. Changes include limited parking, clearly defined entrances, physically distanced queues, hand-washing stations and hand sanitizers stations in key areas. Learn more about the updated health and safety rules at the Disneyland Resort website.
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