There has been so much speculation as to when will Disneyland reopen. It was just announced yesterday that Hong Kong Disneyland will reopen on September 25th. So after this Friday Walt’s original park Disneyland in Anaheim will be the only Disney park closed across the globe
Today the Walt Disney Company held a presentation called “DISNEY PARKS Our Approach to Operating during a Pandemic” It was a presentation put on by Disney to talk about all the reopening’s of the parks around the world saying that guests are very happy with the guidelines and safety measures put in place make sure all guests and cast members were safe. The presentation featured executives from other Disney Parks and Disney hotels. Djuan Rivers, vice president of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, and Melisa Valiquette, vice president at Epcot both spoke on how hard it was to close and reopen major theme parks. They also both reiterated that guests and cast members are very happy with the progress. Elizabeth Mullins, vice president of Walt Disney World Hotels & Resorts spoke on how they are keeping cast members safe and also the success of the NBA bubble.
Read: Hong Kong Disneyland to Reopen September 25
Next up was Patrick Finnegan, vice president of Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney District and he spoke about all the safety measures that have been put in place in Downtown Disney and the fact that Orange County has moved up California’s four-tier system for the better and hopes that Disneyland will be able to reopen soon. Disneyland will also use the reservation system, some virtual queue, and other safety measures when their parks reopen. Mobile ordering will be expanded to more places. They are also in the process of finalizing a plan for Disneyland to be able to provide Covid-19 tests for the cast.
Last to speak was Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro and first, off he reiterated what all of the other speakers had stated. He asks California to allow Disneyland to reopen. He stated that nearly 80,000 jobs rely on Disneyland to be open. He then wraps up the presentation with this statement.
“We’re ready. And, more importantly, it’s time.” Disneyland requests California provide reopening guidelines that are “fair and equitable.”