Disneyland and California Adventure reopening delayed amid concerns about Orange County coronavirus

ANAHEIM, California (KABC) – Disneyland Resort announced Wednesday that it will delay the reopening of the theme parks and hotel. There was no new date given.

“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 will not We have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials, “Disneyland said in a statement.

Disneyland employee unions had asked the state to delay the park’s expected reopening in July for health and safety reasons.

Disneyland and California Adventure closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The reopens scheduled for July were pending approval by local and state governments, according to the statement.

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The Downtown Disney district will still open on July 9.

When the theme parks reopen, visitors can expect capacity at the two theme parks to be severely limited in accordance with government requirements and compliance with physical distance guidelines, as well as wearing a face cover. The complex will manage assistance through a new park reservation system, Disney officials said. The system will require all guests, including annual pass holders, to obtain a reservation to enter the park in advance.

Events that attract large-group gatherings, including parades and nightly shows like “Fantasmic,” will return at a later date, according to the Parks blog. The Meet-and-greets character will be temporarily unavailable.

Disney is the largest private employer in Orange County.

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