State Officials Are Beginning to Discuss How to Safely Reopen Disneyland and Other California Theme Parks

Disneyland first announced the reopening plans for their theme parks in early June, only to be forced to delay those plans indefinitely. Since then, there has been no update provided as to when we can expect the Happiest Place on Earth to welcome Guests back.

Disneyland Entrance

According to reports, however, the major theme parks in California, including Disneyland and Universal Studios, are among the current topics of discussion amongst state  officials.

While discussions are ongoing in regards for how these parks can resume operations safely, at this time, they are not permitted to reopen, according to Orange County Register.

Sorcerer Mickey Float

Currently, theme parks are permitted to open in Phase Three of California’s reopening plans. Since Governor Newsom had announced the state’s phases, the state has seemed to take a more meticulous county-by-county approach in allowing businesses to reopen. Currently, all indoor dining and bars must be closed in Orange County, where Disneyland resides.

Gavin Newsom ©(Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press)

Theme parks are awaiting state guidelines for how to safely reopen, which will signal a green light of sorts to move forward once again with reopening plans. Until then, the parks have had to make do with what they are able to operate. Downtown Disney began its phased reopening on July 9th with shopping and outdoor dining available. Universal Hollywood reopened its shopping and dining district, CityWalk, in June.

World of Disney at Disneyland

Orange County Register also included in their report the news that one of the state’s theme parks, California’s Great America in Santa Clara, had announced that it will remain closed for the rest of 2020.

Do you live in California? Have you been able to visit Downtown Disney since it reopened last month? Let us know in the comments!

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One Reply to “State Officials Are Beginning to Discuss How to Safely Reopen Disneyland and Other California Theme Parks”

  1. I live in SoCal (pass holder)and have been to DTD a couple of times since it reopened. Disney has implemented the same safety measures that they did in Florida. Temperature screen, physical distancing, masks required and limiting the number of people in stores and restaurants. The have hand sanitizer and hand washing stations located around DTD. Everything gets wiped down by Cast members regularly. Disney has always maintained a clean resort experience but they have gone above and beyond with Covid. I did not see anyone breaking any “rules”.

    I had fun and it was great being back on Disney property. It’s ridiculous that we can’t be inside the park with the exact same enhanced safety features. California has not even come close to the speculated lockdown case numbers, hospitalizations etc. I hope Disneyland can reopen soon.