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Disneyland Resort Reopening Update

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

We previously announced a proposed phased reopening of our theme parks for July 17, pending government approvals. We developed enhanced health and safety protocols for both cast and guests at Shanghai Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort that have been approved, allowing us to reopen in a responsible manner and bring our cast members back to work.

The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4. Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials. Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a reopening date. 

Our Downtown Disney District will reopen on July 9 as previously announced with health and safety protocols in place for our cast members and guests. The opening of our Downtown Disney District has been previously approved in line with restaurant and retail openings throughout California. The Master Services Union, which represents our retail cast at this location, previously signed an agreement for members to return to work.

In order to reopen our theme parks we need to negotiate agreements with our unions to return employees to work. We have had positive discussions and are very pleased to have signed agreements from 20 union affiliates, including the Master Services Council, which represents more than 11,000 of our cast members. The signed agreement details plans that include enhanced safety protocols that will allow us to responsibly reopen, and get thousands of our cast members back to work.   

We thank our cast and guests for their patience during this unprecedented time while we await approval from government officials.


  • When and where can we put in a reservation? We have plans to visit after Christmas and already have hotel reservations.

  • Disney we can’t wait for you to reopen but GREATLY appreciate you taking all precautions 😀. We are DVC members and 1 of our Homes is the Grand California hotel. We realize that they’re fine lines with regards business and well fun but know you will do what’s best and right. I do agree with the comment from Anastasia “ have the payment plan for everyone”. I am a FF from Las Vegas and we are down there all the time and this would make our trips a little easier.. Anyways continue to be safe all and we can’t wait to come home 😀

  • Please don’t rush. We look forward to coming back when it’s safe.

  • if there’s no reopening date revealed, then in a couple of months Disneyland will be destined to be abandond

  • the reopening for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure has been delayed!? that’s not good!

  • Is the CHOC WALK going to still happen on September 13, 2020?

  • No doubt one way to make it easier for families to start having their vacations they poetically already partially paid for in this time of financial difficulties would be opening the annual pass on payment plan for the entire us. Many parks already do this. Nothing makes you feel better than Disneyland 😉

  • Disneyland needs to follow WDW and extend ALL tickets through at least 2021. I have tickets purchased 1 month before the park closed that expire Jan 11, 2021. Your original release said ALL unused multi-day tickets were good through Jan 11, 2022- and now they say “respective validity period.” At this point, we’ve lost at least 5 months of the year. Extend tickets please!

  • We don’t want you to close forever, Disneyland! We’ll miss you so much if you will be permanently closed!

  • So, When’s Disneyland gonna reopen?

  • When and werencan I purchased tickets

  • You do realize that it’s not too late to have a special magical fourth of July fireworks display emanating from a certain park in the heart of Anaheim…

  • How do I register for your disneyland blog parks

  • I have a 4 day park hopper with me and my daughters and have a 5 day park hopper we plan to use in probably November. Are we still able to use these tickets like normal?

  • Please extend unused multiday tickets purchased prior to the closure. All other ticket offerings were extended until later next year. By the time we can use our tickets, it’s going to cost so much more. You originally extended them and then took it back! Please consider those of us who have to travel a long distance, especially after extending the SoCal tickets. They are already in the state! 😂

  • I love disneyland for 18 years
    And how can I receive disneyland

  • I’m so sad about this, and yet I understand. I’m sure Disneyland wants to open as much as we want them to. I’ll be there with bells on as soon as I’m allowed!

  • While you may not be open, I’m sure that your amazing Imagineers will come up with a wonderful way to celebrate your 65th!

    Here’s to healthier times when we can return to the DLR again! (My daughter is a laid off DL employee, so I’m really looking forward to it!)

  • If you read carefully, understand it wasn’t Disney’s decision necessarily – it was the states. So assuming as soon as they get approval, they will re-open. “we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials.”

    There will never be a perfect time that satisfies everyone’s expectations. Disney is just like any other company, the longer they go without bringing in money the harder it will be to return back to how it was – that will certainly take time.

  • A good decision but it’s a shame they won’t be able to celebrate their 65th anniversary.

  • Absolutely the right decision. There is no worry that we will all come back in due time, when it is once again safe to do so for us and for your staff. See ya real soon!!

  • Hello Disneyland…no doubt this has not been an easy decision for you to make. It is the right one. Slow and steady wins the race. You will come back stronger when you open! God Bless…love ya!