Not long ago, Disney World in Florida announced the opening date and expected health guidelines for the park and we knew it was just a matter of time before the House of Mouse did the same for Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim. This afternoon, via their blog, Disneyland Resort laid out their proposal for doing just that, with the expected first phase happening on July 9th for the Downtown Disney District, followed by Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure Park on July 17th. Additionally, the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and the Paradise Pier Hotel are expected to open on July 23rd.
As with the other parks, there will be specific guidelines put into place, as well as a new required reservation system that would require all guests, including Annual Passholders, to make reservations prior to attending the parks. No specific details about the new system are available at this time, but more information is forthcoming.
Once this plan is approved, Disneyland Resort will reopen with a new Guest Experience Team to assist guests with the newly implemented health and safety measures throughout the parks and Downtown Disney District. You can also expect to see a lack of experiences that will draw large crowds, such as parades and nighttime spectaculars, though these will return at a later date. Character meet and greets will be suspended, but the characters will still be seen throughout the parks to interact and entertain in new ways.
As more information on the reservation system and health and safety requirements becomes available, we’ll be sure to pass it along. You can check out all the details on the reopening plan at the Disney Parks Blog.