NEWS! Disneyland Resort President Releases Statement on Theme Parks’ Reopening in California

While we’ve been taking a look at Downtown Disney’s restaurants and stores, like a new Star Wars: Trading Post and reopened Sprinkles, we REALLY miss exploring Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

Disneyland

As California has moved forward with its progress in reopening the state, Disneyland officials have been putting proposed guidelines for the theme parks that include mandatory masks, social distancing, contactless payment, increased sanitation efforts, limited capacity, and enhanced Cast Member training. However, California theme parks haven’t been able to move forward with their plans since there’s no timeline for their possible reopening in the state.

Along with the multiple organizations who have been asking Governor Gavin Newsom to reopen places like Disneyland and Universal Hollywood, Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu has also pushed for theme parks’ reopenings to help the economy, job flow, and other affected areas in California.

Sleeping Beauty Castle

According to the Orange County Register, Disneyland representatives have decided to speak up about the lack of theme park reopening timelines in California. Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock stated, “We are disappointed with the state’s lack of progress in providing the industry with guidance and clarity on reopening. We have proven we can operate responsibly, with strict health and safety protocols at our properties around the world and at Downtown Disney in Anaheim.”

Disney California Adventure Entrance

Since Disneyland closed back in March, many Cast Members have been unable to return back to the parks or have been furloughed. Potrock has also said that “Tens of thousands of people’s livelihoods depend on our ability to operate and we stand ready and willing to accelerate discussions with the Governor and his team to make ‘real progress’ toward our reopening and getting people back to work.”

Disney California Adventure Park Entrance

Although Governor Newsom has stated that discussion on theme parks would be coming soon, Disneyland has been working with the California Attractions and Parks Association, Legoland California, and cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, and Garden Grove to push towards reopening the parks again. As the situation continues to unfold, we’ll bring you all the details you need to know about Disneyland’s re-opening timeline!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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3 Replies to “NEWS! Disneyland Resort President Releases Statement on Theme Parks’ Reopening in California”

  1. I miss seeing the smiles on both of my grandsons faces when they are at Disneyland. We have had make pretend rides. One of them has autism and Disneyland is a place we can go and he doesn’t meltdown.He has had extreme meltdowns since Disneyland closed. To use this is extremely important to him. Also, I have been bringing my kids to Disneyland since they were babies and now my grandkids. Disneyland is like our second home.