Nearly three months after the unprecedented closure of Disneyland because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products announced on Wednesday night time that the park would reopen on July 17.
Pending state and native authorities approvals, Disneyland will be a part of Disney California Adventure in opening its gates in mid-July. Downtown Disney District will open again up per week earlier on July 9, whereas Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will reopen on July 23.
Due to the continuing pandemic, Disneyland’s most capability might be restricted to adjust to governmental necessities and social distancing measures. According to the weblog publish, “Disneyland Resort will manage attendance through a new theme park reservation system that will require all guests, including Annual Passholders, to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance. Theme park reservations will be subject to availability.” Details on the system have but to be introduced. The park has put a short lived pause on new ticket gross sales and Annual Passport gross sales and renewals in anticipation of the reopening.
Disney will try and recreate the unique magic of the park as a lot as doable, however sure actions will take time to get again into full swing. Parades and nighttime exhibits won’t happen in the course of the July reopening, and can return at a later date. Character meet and greets may also be on maintain, though the park guarantees that “characters will be in the parks in new ways to entertain and delight guests.”
Hours earlier than Disney’s announcement, California well being officers put Los Angeles, neighbor to Orange County the place Disney’s Anaheim park is situated, on a watch list for the place COVID-19 might quickly be again on the rise. “The model predicts that the spread of COVID-19 in the Los Angeles County area is likely to increase gradually over time,” Dr. Christina Ghaly, the director of well being providers for L.A. County, said at a press convention on Wednesday. Ghaly famous that the anticipated charge of circumstances places the variety of ICU beds in L.A. prone to turning into insufficient within the subsequent 2-4 weeks. Another outbreak might power the state to revert again to the shelter-in-place measures that compelled Disney to shut down the Disneyland park and resorts in March.
At the top of May, Disney introduced it additionally has plans to open Disney World subsequent month. In a separate statement, Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, says his confidence in re-opening the parks comes from “hard work.”
“While certain aspects of your visit may change, I assure you the quality of our storytelling, magic of our experiences and the caliber of our cast members has not,” he writes. “We recognize the trust that you have in the Disney brand, and we will continue to earn your trust every day.”