Well well well, due to Gov. Newsom not giving any theme park reopening guidelines until after July 4th, Disney has released a statement saying that it is impossible for them to reopen July 17th. Downtown Disney and the hotels will reopen on schedule as they have already been approved.
I must say I am disappointed, but I can’t say I didn’t see this coming. There was tremendous pressure from the unions to delay the opening and Newsom listened to them. I just really hope everyone wears a face covering whether they like it or not and that everyone can come to an agreement to open up the parks sometime next month. This hereby “delays” Universal, Six Flags, and the other California theme park reopenings as all of the ones mentioned were preparing to reopen next week.
I will have a lot more to say in tomorrow’s livestream on my youtube channel so check it out and subscribe for all of my thoughts on that, but what do you think of this news? Let me know down below!
The last International Disney park has a reopening date and it is July 1st which is only a week and half from now. The Ikspiari shopping area surrounding the resort has already reopened to guests with the enhanced safety measures.
The new expansions at Tokyo Disneyland will not open with the park and will be announced at a later date. The expansion at Tokyo DisneySea has been delayed by one year. As with the other Disney parks, guests wishing to attend must book a reservation at first. Annual passholders will be able to book a lottery for admission and Disney will release more information on that at a later date.
Disney announced today that Disneyland Paris will have a phased reopening starting July 15th. On that day, both of the Disney parks will be open as well as Disney Village and the Newport Beach Bay Club Hotel.
On July 20th, Disney’s Cheyenne Hotel will reopen to guests, followed by Hotel Santa Fe on August 3rd and the Disneyland Hotel on September 7th. Reopening dates for Sequoia Lodge Hotel, Davy Crockett Ranch, and Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will be announced at a later date.
Disneyland Paris will implement all the safety measures that the other Disney resorts have and will also be requiring guests to wear masks inside the resort as well as make a reservation to enter each theme park. Just like at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim no park hopping will be allowed at this time.
According to several sources and cast members Disney will not be using virtual queues for attractions at Disney World and most likely Disneyland upon reopening. This includes the mega popular Rise of the Resistance attraction where at both parks spots for the attraction in the virtual queue would fill up in mere seconds.
Disney has stated that they will also be temporarily eliminating Fastpass+, Fastpass (Disneyland), and Single Rider queues upon the reopening of the theme parks. Disney will use the Fastpass + and Fastpass queues as extended space for the Standby queue to practice social distancing.
What do you think of this decision? How long will it be before you visit the theme parks? Disney World will open in phases between July 11th and July 15th and Disneyland is proposed to reopen July 17th in time for its 65th anniversary.
Disney has finally announced some reopening dates for the Disneyland Resort. According to the announcement Downtown Disney will reopen July 9th. Disney’s Grand Californian and Paradise Pier Hotels will reopen July 23rd. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are proposing to reopen July 17th.
There will be a temporary pause on new annual pass and ticket sales as existing ticket and passholders will be given priority just like as Walt Disney World. There will also be a reservation system that Disney says they will explain at a later date. Face coverings will be required, although I am not sure if there will be cool down areas like at Walt Disney World.
All guests will be required to wear facemasks. Capacity will be reduced throughout the parks and at all retail stores and eateries. Increased sanitation will be present as well as temperature screenings and social distancing. All restaurant and stores will have plexiglass and contactless payments. Parades, fireworks, and shows will be temporarily suspended.
Disney plans to have great communication for guests and cast members.
Here are some examples of social distancing and safety signage:
Will you be attending on opening week? Let me know in the comments below!
It was just announced that Sea World Orlando is proposing to reopen on June 10th for passholders and June 11th for the general public.
Sea World will be requiring face coverings for all guests, and will give guests face coverings if they do not have one already. Guests and employees will have to go through temperature screenings. Plexiglass will be installed at all retail and restaurants as well as at park entrances and contactless payment (Google Pay, Apple Pay etc.) will be installed everywhere as much as possible.
Social Distancing markers will be installed throughout the parks and queue lines and single rider lines will be eliminated. They will be hand sanitizer stations at every entry and exit to the rides and attractions. Parades and meet and greets will be done at a distance.
Sea World’s waterparks will act a bit differently.
Here are some examples of social distancing signage.
Will you be attending Sea World next month? Comment below and stay tuned because Disney World is next
Gov. Newsom has announced today that forty-seven of the fifty-eight counties in California are now able to enter Phase One of Stage 3. This initial phase includes hair salons, barbershops, in-store retail, and religious services.
In those counties if hospitalizations and ICU numbers are stable or decreasing, they can move further into Stage 3. Deeper into Stage 3, higher risks services like movie theaters and theme parks will be able to reopen. That includes Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Knott’s, Legoland, Sea World, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Six Flags Magic Mountain. This also includes all water parks and theme parks in Northern California.
So far Disney has not announced a date about when any of the Disneyland Resort will be open, nor have any of the other theme parks announced reopening dates. Stay tuned to this blog for continuing updated information!
Disney has made no announcement regarding the opening of the Disneyland Resort, but things are definitely heading in a positive direction. When Downtown Disney does reopen expect the same procedures that are being done in Orlando such as the temperature screenings and face masks.
Will you be heading out to Downtown Disney on opening day?