Disneyland in California delays reopening
If you were excited to get back into the Happiest Place on Earth, then it looks like your bubble might burst just a tiny bit. Disney announced that it is delaying the phased reopening of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
The resort, located in Anaheim, California, was originally set to reopen doors on July 17 after being closed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The company did not give a new reopening date for the Disneyland Resort.
Disney did, however, say that the State of California would not issue theme park reopening guidelines until after July 4. “Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials,” Disney said.
California, much like other states across the United States, has seen a spike in coronavirus cases. Disney World, Disney’s flagship resort in Florida, on the other hand, is still on track to welcome guests back next month.
Located Orlando, Florida, Disney World will begin a phased reopening on July 11 for its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks and on July 15 for EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, according to the company’s statement last month. There have been no changes as of right now to these intended reopening dates.
For those that will be visiting Disney World once it reopens, please be advised that the resort is implementing several health and safety measures to reopen safely and further prevent the spread of coronavirus at its parks. The measures taken include reduced capacity at the parks, temporarily suspended parades and mandatory face coverings for all employees and guests.
By: Maytinee Kramer