Disney California Adventure Park announce reopening dates and will start to welcome guests again on July 17, the company said, a bit more than a week after Downtown Disney District leads the charge on July 9. The Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and the Paradise Pier Hotel have targeted July 23 for reopening.
All dates are subject to pending state and local government approvals, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel plans to reopen on July 23, and Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park will plan to reopen on July 17.
Additionally, the Downtown Disney District will begin reopening on July 9th.
Disneyland in California announced plans Wednesday to reopen next month — but at “significantly limited” capacity, and with no opportunities to hug Mickey Mouse or high-five Donald Duck for the time being.
Disney’s parks and resorts business reps a third of its revenue so news of reopening is eagerly awaited, drawing tens of thousands of visitors each day, but it closed in mid-March due to coronavirus concerns.
Disneyland Resort officials say they will manage attendance through a new theme park reservation system that will require all guests, including annual passholders, to get advanced reservations for park entry. A “guest experience team” will be available throughout the parks and to help visitors navigate the new process.
Experiences that tend to draw large crowds, like parades and nighttime events, will return at a later date, the company said. Character meet-and-greets will not happen upon the reopening. As in other cities, Disney characters will be in the parks “in new ways to entertain and delight guests,” the company said in Disney parks blog post
“It’s time for magic and we look forward to welcoming you back,” the company says.