Disneyland Plans on a Phased ReOpening Beginning on July 9th


Good news for the California Disneyland lovers! Disney has announced they plan on a phased reopening that will start on July 9th, pending state and local government approval.

Disney wants to start a phased reopening for Disneyland starting on July 9th.

  • July 9th- Downtown Disney District to begin reopening
  • July 17th Disneyland and Disney California Adventures parks reopen
  • July 23rd Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel reopens.

What’s interesting is that there is no opening date for the Disneyland Hotel (which is my personal favorite.)

Like Walt Disney World is doing, Disneyland will require social distancing and they will manage this via a theme park reservation system. Guests including Annual Passholders will need to obtain a reservation in advance. Due to this there will be a temporary pause on new ticket sales and AP sales and renewals.

Here’s what the Disney Parks Blog posted:

  • Once approved, the Disneyland Resort will reopen with enhanced health and safety measures. In addition, a Guest Experience Team will be available throughout the parks and Downtown Disney District to assist guests with questions regarding these new policies.”
  • “Certain experiences that draw large group gatherings – such as parades and nighttime spectaculars – will return at a later date. While character meet and greets will be temporarily unavailable, characters will be in the parks in new ways to entertain and delight guests.”
  • “Pending governmental approval, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and Disney Vacation Club Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa are planned to reopen to guests and members starting on July 23. Plans to support physical distancing as well as increased cleaning measures, along with a number of other health and safety protocols, will be implemented as part of the phased reopening of the hotels and the Vacation Club.”
  • “Downtown Disney District will begin reopening on July 9 in line with the state’s reopening guidelines, with its unique variety of shopping and dining experiences, including the flagship World of Disney store. With the health of guests and Disney cast members at the forefront of planning, several operational changes will be implemented based on guidance from health authorities to promote physical distancing and cleanliness throughout the Downtown Disney District.”

This comes after they posted some updates for cleaning and resort check-ins on the Disney Parks Blog earlier today.

Here’s the image they offered on hotel cleaning:

Please keep all of this in mind. We will update as more information becomes available, but it’s looking like we will get both parks open next month.

I’m hoping to hear about the Disneyland Hotel as well.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Disney Parks Blog

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