Here is what the gradual reopening of Disneyland will look like

Jun 11 2020, 5:08 pm

Following in the footsteps of Shanghai Disneyland, Disney Springs, and Walt Disney World, Disneyland in California anticipates entering a phased reopening plan starting on June 9.

The Downtown Disney District is planned to open on this date and, subject to approvals from state and local governments, Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure will also begin reopening starting July 17. As well, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel plans to open on July 23.

During these phased reopenings, specific Disneyland Resort theme parks, accommodation facilities, restaurants, and other areas will be welcoming visitors at limited capacity with restricted availability. As well, particular attractions, amenities, and experiences will either be altered, be made available at a limited capacity, or will remain closed.

“Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed,” the Disneyland website explains. “Our focus remains on the health and safety of the entire Disney community — including the well-being of the Cast Members who are caring for and securing our parks and Resort hotels during the closure. We’re currently evaluating new and enhanced safety measures to help us all stay well.”

These various measures are being developed with three key factors in mind: sanitation, physical distancing, and reducing contact.

As well, both the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks will be implementing a new reservation system for their phased reopening, which will require all guests, including those holding annual passes, to book a reservation to enter the parks in advance. Bookings for theme parks will depend on availability.

The sale of new tickets will be temporarily suspended as will Annual Passport sales and renewals. More details surrounding the new reservation system will be outlined soon, the site explains.

In terms of the reopening of Disney hotels, plans to facilitate physical distancing will be implemented as will additional cleaning procedures on top of a variety of other health and safety initiatives, as part of the gradual reopening of accommodations and the Disney Vacation Club. To provide guests with more flexibility, Disney is also waiving alteration and cancellation fees up to the date of check-in for reservations with arrivals through July 22, 2020.

“While it may be a bit different from the last time you visited, we’ve come up with new ways to create magical moments together — and memories to treasure forever,” the site states.

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