Following days of speculation, Disneyland Resort confirmed today that the plans for the parks reopen on July 17, 2020 have been delayed. Disney indicated that the State of California will not issue theme park reopening guidelines “until sometime after July 4.” As cases of COVID-19 coronavirus continue to spike in California, the climate for the parks to reopening is becoming increasingly less conducive to a safe experience for both guests and Cast Members.
Disney also confirmed on-going discussions with unions, having signed agreements with 20 union affiliates representing more than 11,000 Cast members.
Per the original plan, the parks would have reopened on July 17, 2020 — the exact date of Disneyland’s 65th anniversary — with the hotels opening up the following week on July 23. Late last week, the official Disneyland website had been updated indicating that both the hotels and Downtown Disney would be reopening according to plan however Disney earlier this week removed the note.
Meanwhlie, Downtown Disney continues on track with original plans and will be re-opening on July 9, 2020. Disney recently confirmed reopening procdures for the popular shopping district. While it seems Disney has approval to reopen the hotels, it may be likely that they will hold on doing that until guests are able to visit the parks again.
Reflecting the uncertainty of the times with continued questions about the the safety of reopening during the ongoing pandemic, Disney is also issuing the following warning for all guests visiting the Disneyland Resort.
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, our other Guests and Cast Members—and we ask that you follow all posted instructions while visiting the Disneyland Resort.
However, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 currently exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By visiting the Disneyland Resort, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
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Disneyland Resort aims to begin phased re-opening July 9, 2020.
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