What’s going on?
Here’s what the memo reportedly says:
After nearly eight months our parks and hotels remain closed, and while we have had some successes — like the opening of the Downtown Disney District in July, shopping and dining coming soon to Buena Vista Street and today’s announcement that we will reopen Disney Vacation Club units — the recently released state guidelines put us in limbo regarding a reopening timeline in the foreseeable future. As you know, we’ve already taken the heart-wrenching action of laying off thousands of our Cast on both coasts. We expected to be able to open our parks in Anaheim, given our proven ability to operate with responsible health and safety protocols as we have in all of our other theme parks around the world, but unfortunately, this has not been the case.
- For example, California will only allow major theme parks like Disneyland and Universal Studios to reopen if the parks’ county has lesser restrictions and less cases of COVID-19. But experts told me that it’s unlikely to happen so soon in Orange County, where Disneyland is located.