Disneyland Resort will begin to reopen in July, pending state and local government approvals, an announcement that took three long Magic-free months after their closure on March 14th. The busy So Cal theme park revealed their plan today on their website.
Downtown Disney District could welcome guests on July 9th, the first opening in the plans for the Resort. Guests will enjoy all of the familiar shopping and dining of the area including the famous World of Disney Store, but expect physical distancing and heightened cleaning measures. No shops, restaurants, or eateries are stated to be closed.
Disneyland Theme Park and Disney’s California Adventure are set to reopen July 17th, their 65th Anniversary, but don’t rush down to wait in line. A new reservation system is being introduced that will require all guests, Passholders included, to make reservations for entry in advance, an effort to control the flow into and out of the park.
Disneyland Parks are currently not selling new tickets, and no Annual Passports are being sold or renewed. More details about the reservation system are to be released shortly.
Limiting the Parks’ capacity is just one way the Resort is presenting their enhanced health and safety measures. Character experiences, parades and fireworks will not be featured until a later date, but Disneyland promises “new ways to entertain and delight guests.” Read the entire article for details about the reservations system and new changes to health and safety at Disneyland Parks.
Last to reopen during this phase on July 23rd will be two of the Resort’s Hotels and Spas: Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and Disney Vacation Club Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. While they did not go into detail, Disneyland says there will be physical distancing, expanded cleaning criteria, and updated health regulations. No mention or update on Disneyland Hotel in this phase.
While it sounds like more rules and less attractions, there is no doubt that we’re all ready to get back to the Happiest Place on Earth, a place some of us need right now. Specific regulations on face masks, capacity, parking, etc. will be shared soon.
As stores, restaurants, and now theme parks start to welcome back guests, remember to keep the recommended distance, wash hands frequently, stay home if you’re sick, remain calm, and have fun.