While Disneyland and California Adventure had announced a July 17 reopening, it seems those plans have now been put on hold.
Orange County, California – where Disneyland and California Adventure are located – reported a record number of coronavirus infections on Wednesday. Following the release of the latest numbers, and a plan by employee unions to protest, the Walt Disney Company has delayed the reopening of the two parks.
The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4,” the company said in a statement. “Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials. Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a reopening date.”
The Downtown Disney shopping district is still scheduled to reopen to the public on July 9.
As to Disney World, it is still scheduled to reopen to the public on July 11, but that may also be subject to change. Florida is one of the states with surging cases at this time.