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Disneyland Resort Begins Phased Reopening July 9; Parks Reopen July 17

We have known about the plans for the reopening of the Walt Disney World resort in Florida, but now we also know the plans for California.

If approved by state and local governments, the Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park will plan to reopen on July 17 (which happens to be 65 years after the park originally opened on July 17, 1955).

California’s Downtown Disney District shopping area will begin reopening on July 9.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will reopen on July 23.

As in Walt Disney World, Disneyland will limit park capacity and will institute social distancing.  Disneyland will use a new park reservation app that will require all guests, including Annual Passholders, to get a reservation.


Disneyland is temporarily pausing the sales of new tickets as well as Annual Passport sales and renewals.

The fact that Disneyland is not allowing for renewals of annual passes is a very interesting point and one that is different from the plans in Florida.

Disney's California parks will reopen on July 17.
Disney’s California parks will reopen on July 17.

Operational Changes

Disneyland will temporarily suspend parades and nighttime spectaculars as well as character meet and greets.  However, characters will still be in the parks – just in different ways.

Disneyland plans to provide more details on new operating procedures in the future.

Glad to hear Disneyland will be reopening?