Disneyland’s earlier announced on June 10, on the opening of the Disneyland California theme park was tentatively scheduled to reopen on July 17, with their 65th anniversary of when the park first opened. However, due to the high spike on the coronavirus case in several states of the country including LA, Florida, Disneyland indefinitely postponed its reopening plan.
The decision to postpone the reopening of the California-based Disney theme parks wasn’t blamed directly on the spike in cases, according to the information released by Disney, but rather on the State of California, as it reportedly won’t release guidance for reopening theme parks within the state until after July 4. Disney says this doesn’t give them enough time in advance of the planned reopening date to bring back its workforce and restart the parks. Disneyland official says “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.”
On Wednesday, the company said the proposed phased opening of its two parks in Anaheim for July 17 would be postponed as state officials will not be issuing theme park reopening guidelines until after July 4. However, Disney will still be opening its shopping center, Downtown Disney District, from July 9. The delay of the California parks comes as Union of Disneyland workers from Florida had put pretention on the company and local government officials to reconsider on the reopening of the Park next month.
The Disney park in Shanghai and Hong Kong has already reopened, however Disneyland Paris and Japan are planning to reopen the park soon.