Disney Parks announced Wednesday when Disneyland will begin its phased reopening, assuming everything goes according to plan.

  • Downtown Disney District would reopen on July 9.
  • Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel would all reopen on July 23.
  • Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park would reopen on July 17.
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The dates are “pending state and local government approvals,” according to Disney.

Some extra details:

  • Disneyland would reopen on July 17, which is the park’s 65th anniversary. I wrote about the speculation for the date earlier this week. News and rumors suggested July 17 would be the date for reopening.
  • The park will operate with limited capacity to comply with government requirements and physical distancing.
  • Parades and large events will return in the future.
  • Character meet and greets will remain unavailable for now.

Reservations: 

  • Disneyland will manage attendance through a new reservation system, which will require all guests to obtain a reservation to enter the park.
  • Reservations will be subject to availability.
  • There will be a pause on new ticket sales and annual passport sales.
  • Per Disney: “Once approved, the Disneyland Resort will reopen with enhanced health and safety measures. In addition, a guest experience team will be available throughout the parks and Downtown Disney District to assist guests with questions regarding these new policies.”
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