Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is planning to reopen its gates July 17th; which is also the 65th anniversary.
The coronavirus prompted a mid-March closure at the Happiest Place on Earth.
Many of the safety, sanitary and health measures announced for Walt Disney World in Florida will be mimicked on the west coast. This includes physical distancing, closing high-touch areas, suspended character meet & greets and more.
There will be a phased reopening once approved by the government:
- Downtown Disney District July 9th
- Disneyland Pars July 17th
- Disney California Adventure Park July 17th
- Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa July 23rd
- Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel July 23rd
Here’s the official release from Disneyland:
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.
Here are how the resorts at Walt Disney World will be taken care of, and we expect similar precautions in California: Walt Disney World Resorts Update
Disneyland has not announced how reservations for the park will be handled yet.