Disneyland Resort proposes plan for reopening; park to open July 17

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FILE – In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. Saying they don’t know when they’ll be able to re-open many of their businesses with the coronavirus spreading, Walt Disney Co. officials announced they will start furloughing workers in two weeks at its theme parks resorts in Florida and California. The statement released late Thursday, April 2, 2020 from The Walt Disney Co. said the first wave of furloughs will start April 19 and involve workers whose jobs aren’t necessary at this time. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Disneyland Resort has announced its plans for a phased reopening of its theme park, two hotels and Downtown Disney located in Anaheim, California. It made the announcement in a press release Wednesday.

Disneyland Resort is planning to open their theme park gates to guests on July 17, after being closed for more than two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pending state and local government approvals, the company issued the following phased reopening dates:

  • July 9: Downtown Disney District
  • July 17: Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park
  • July 23: Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

According to the release, the theme park capacity will be “significantly limited” to comply with governmental health requirements and safe social distancing.

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, Disneyland Resort stated in its release.

Once approved by the state and local governments, the theme park, shops and hotels will reopen with enhanced health and safety measures.

Experiences such as parades and nighttime spectaculars will return at a later date, the company says.

Last month, Disney World announced its phased reopening on July 11 for its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks, followed by EPCOT and Hollywood Studios on July 15.

Read the full release HERE. Please check Disneyland.com for the most current information. 

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