Disney World reopened nearly a month ago, and most Disney theme parks around the globe have also reopened after closing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
One that hasn’t: Disneyland.
And it’s unlikely that the Anaheim, California, park will reopen anytime soon. California leads the nation in coronavirus cases – more than 550,000 as of Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins data – and state officials aren’t ready to let theme parks reopen.
“Theme parks are not permitted to open in California at this time, under current public health orders,” said Kate Folmar, a spokeswoman for California Health and Human Services. “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 waiting on guidance from state officials, and the company did not offer additional details.
The park was tentatively scheduled to reopen on July 17, but that was put on hold as coronavirus cases surged.
Anaheim and surrounding Orange County are in early Stage 3 (of four) of their reopening plan. The guidance posted on the city’s website indicates that Disneyland Resort hotels, shopping, dining and theme parks will open in phases among Stages 2, 3 and 4, but no date has been set for the theme parks.
Still, a reopening may be possible this year. Cedar Fair, owner of Disneyland’s rival in Orange County, Knott’s Berry Farm, indicated Tuesday that it “will remain in a state of readiness as park teams continue their dialogue with authorities about the possibility of opening.”
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