When Will Disneyland Reopen? California Theme Parks in Coronavirus-Induced Limbo


Many Disney theme parks have already looked towards reopening measures since being shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic. One exception is Disneyland, and many are wondering when the park will open its doors again.

While California leads the nation in coronavirus cases, topping 550,000 as of Sunday, state officials aren't prepared to allow the theme parks to reopen anytime soon.

While the parks were tentatively prepared to open back up on July 17, that date was put on hold as coronavirus cases continued to climb, USA Today reports.

"Theme parks are not permitted to open in California at this time, under current public health orders," spokeswoman Kate Folmar of California Health and Human Services says. "We will continue to review health data to determine when and how theme parks may consider reopening at lower risk to staff and visitors."

Disneyland is anticipating the green light from state officials, which they have not yet received. Disney has also delayed the reopening of some hotels and resorts.

Meanwhile, Disney World in Florida has reopened its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks as of July 11, while Epcot and Disney Hollywood Studios followed suit on July 15.

The parks have adhered to strict guidelines in an effort to keep patrons safe, including mandatory mask wearing, social distancing measures, and limited park capacity.

Disney World has also lessened their hours of operation, following data showing that less visitors were entering the park on any given day.

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