Recent comments by California’s governor have added to the uncertainty of when Disneyland could possibly reopen. Read on to find out what we know.
A recent statement by Governor Gavin Newsom, the Governor of California, has left many wondering what their summers may look like. The possibility of Disneyland opening soon is slim.
Disneyland Paris is currently closed. Just yesterday, we found out that Disneyland Paris will likely not be opening until at least mid-summer.
This is due to an extension on restricting large gatherings. All the summer festivals were canceled, including the Tour de France, which was scheduled for the end of June 2020.
Shanghai Disney Resort has partially resumed operations. This happened on March 9, 2020 when a limited number of shopping, dining, and recreational experiences opened in Disneytown, Wishing Star Park, and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel.
The latest information that was announced today was an additional health requirement when entering Shanghai Disney Resorts. Disney states that they are continuing to closely monitor China’s health and safety conditions.
Today, California’s Governor stated that “mass gatherings” of hundreds to thousands of people will likely be prohibited through the summer.
Disneyland is currently closed indefinitely. However, they are taking reservations that begin on June 1, 2020.
With the likelihood of mass gatherings being banned through the summer, it does not seem likely for Disneyland to be opening soon.
There is the potential for new policies to be in place once the parks are opened again. Speculation of a modified experience has surfaced.
These modifications that fellow writer, Jamie, wrote about could include things such as:
- Suspending meet and greets with face characters.
- Reducing the maximum capacity of transportation options.
- Continuation of hand washing stations and sanitizers.
- Re-opening the parks in phases with limited attractions and shows that can be adapted to capacity and guest spacing needs.
- Limiting the number of people in indoor queue spaces. This may see the use of virtual queues, similar to the Boarding Groups that were in use for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
- Eliminating entertainment that requires guests to be closely gathered, such as nightly firework shows and parades.
- Table-service restaurant capacity reduced to maintain a maximum of 50% occupancy. Tables will be spaced at least six ft apart.
- Utilization of Mobile Ordering via My Disney Experience only, no queuing for Quick-Service Restaurants.