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When Will Disney Parks Reopen?

Many families make trips to theme parks during the summer. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many parks to close. Some are beginning to open up for the summer of 2020. Parents should be aware that most, if not all theme parks, will be requiring masks and social distancing.

Disneyland posted information on June 1, 2020, stating that a reopening date has not been identified. This includes the Disneyland Resort theme parks, hotels, and Downtown Disney.

Upon reopening, certain Disneyland Resort theme parks, hotels, restaurants and other locations may be limited in capacity and subject to restricted availability or even closure based on guidance from health experts and government officials. Furthermore, certain attractions, experiences, services and amenities will be modified, have limited availability or remain closed. Park admissions and offerings are not guaranteed.

UPDATE: On June 10, 2020, Disneyland posted that it has planned a phased reopening. Pending state and local government approvals, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel plan to reopen on July 23, 2020. Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure will plan to reopen on July 17. Downtown Disney District will begin reopening on July 9.

If Disneyland’s plans for reopening are approved by state and local government, capacity at the theme park will be limited to comply with governmental requirements and to promote physical distancing. Theme park reservations will be subject to availability.

Walt Disney World theme parks will reopen beginning on July 11, 2020, for Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open on July 15, 2020.

New ticket sales for Walt Disney World theme parks are temporarily paused. Existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders will be able to make reservations in phases before new tickets are sold. Disney Resort hotels are also temporarily paused so Disney can focus on guests with existing reservations.

Disney theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offerings, may be modified. They will be limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, based on direction from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing. Fireworks, shows, and parades may also have limited availability or may remain closed.

Parents need to know that face coverings (masks) are required for all guests (ages 2 and up). Cast Members will be wearing masks. Some locations in the park will require temperature screenings. Some experiences will be unavailable to allow for physical distancing and limited contact.

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