Disney Sisters: June 2020

Disneyland reopening postponed amid COVID-19 safety concerns

Disneyland's reopening has been postponed the Walt Disney Company just announced on the Disney Parks News Twitter page. They have canceled the reopening dates for both Disney Parks and the Disneyland Resort Hotels indefinitely. They have yet to give an alternate date. Downtown Disney will still reopen on July 9th as previously stated. We think that because DTD is a shopping and restaurant district they have different safety rules and regulations, thus allowing the reopening to move forward in this area of the Disneyland Resort.

"The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4. Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials," Disneyland said in a statement.

LA Times reported, "A dozen unions that represent about 17,000 Disneyland employees sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom last week, saying that because of the coronavirus, opening the park would be unsafe. Disney’s Wednesday announcement alluded to the union apprehensions and said the company has reached accords that cover more than 11,000 of its workers."

The original rollout plan dates below, currently only the Downtown Disney date remains intact:
JULY 9, 2020
Downtown Disney

JULY 17, 2020
Disneyland Park 
Disney California Adventure Park

JULY 23, 2020
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

As much as we wanted to go back, (because let’s face it we could all use some Disney magic in our lives right now) we were scared. We are still scared. We are happy to support the cast members who don’t have a choice in the matter of when they go back to work. We tend to be on the side of overly cautious especially since the coronavirus cases are climbing so much in SoCal the past few days! The numbers don’t lie and we think the that they made a very difficult, but necessary decision. We want to get back to "normal" for sure, but we just want all the people to be safe and healthy.

How are you feeling about the decision? Were you planning on going opening week or laying low to see what happens? Are you going to visit Downtown Disney when it opens? We'd love to hear your opinion on this matter. We realize that this topic has been very controversial, so please keep the conversation respectful to all sides.

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