Disneyland has cancelled it’s scheduled July 17th reopening date and has yet to issue a new date.
According to an announcement by Disney, the State of California “has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4.”
Due to that they can not reopen the parks. Downtown Disney District will continue to reopen on it’s scheduled July 9th date.
Here’s some information from Disney:
“..The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime 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. Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a reopening date.
Our Downtown Disney District will reopen on July 9 as previously announced with health and safety protocols in place for our cast members and guests. The opening of our Downtown Disney District has been previously approved in line with restaurant and retail opening throughout California. The Master Services Union, which represents our retail cast at this location, previously signed and agreement for members to return to work.
In order to reopen our theme parks we need to negotiate agreements with our unions to return employees to work. We have had positive discussions and are very pleased to have signed agreements from 20 union affiliates, including the Master Services Council, which represents more than 11,000 of our cast members. The signed agreement details plans that include enhanced safety protocols that will allow us to responsibly reopen, and get thousands of our cast members back to work…”
At this point in time there has not yet been a new reopening date issued and it doesn’t appear we will know much until guidelines are posted.
Currently Walt Disney World is still on track for their phased reopening on July 11 and July 15, although some cast members are expressing concern over safety with the increasing COVID-19 cases in Orange County. So far no changes have been made regarding the Orlando resort.
We will keep you posted on updates.
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