Disneyland California theme parks are eyeing to open next month according to an announcement made Wednesday. If approved by local government approval, visitors will be back starting July 17th.
According to an announcement, if things go as announced, the two flagship locations – Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will welcome guests from July 17th, pending local government approvals. The Disney hotels in the city and The Downtown Disney district are also scheduled to reopen from July 23rd and July 9th respectively.
These Disney properties will reopen for the public under “significantly limited” capacity to promote social distancing, AFP reports. However, the happy news is bombarded by an unusual regulation; no hugging Mickey mouse and high-fiving Donald Duck for the time being.
However, for the crestfallen readers, Disneyland in a statement confirmed: “while character meet-and-greets will be temporarily unavailable, characters will be in the parks in new ways to entertain and delight guests.” The park will reportedly take enhanced and modified social distancing and hygiene measures to prevent the spread f COVID-19 that is ravaging the US.
Disneyland Park, formerly known as Disneyland is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations when it comes to theme parks. Every day these parks across the world garner thousands of visitors. However, recently operational income significantly dropped, primarily due to the pandemic.
Opening after a four-months brief will see new social distancing rules implemented inside the premise. Some highlights include:
- pre-reservations including for the annual pass holders.
- New ticket sales temporarily withheld
- Annual Passport sales and renewals stopped
- Some facilities restricted/ disallowed
- Group gatherings of all sorts lifted, including “nighttime spectacular” and parades.
Launched in 1955, the Disneyland Park of California is one of the only Disney properties to have been built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. In other regions of the world, Disneyland Parks have already started operating, like Shanghai, the largest international location of Disney.
Additional information on reopening will be shared by the Park soon.