UPDATE (June 24, 2020): The Walt Disney Company said it will not reopen its theme parks in California on July 17 as originally proposed.

In a statement, the company said state officials have yet to provide guidelines for a safe reopening and will issue those guidelines sometime after July 4. No date was given for a possible reopening date.

Disney said the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim will reopen on July 9 as scheduled.


(KGET) — Disney says it will begin a phased reopening of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, with Disneyland Park and California Adventure reopening on July 17.

The company said it will begin with the Downtown Disney District opening on July 9, followed by the Disneyland Park and California Adventure.

Disney says the theme park will be reduced in capacity to comply with state health guidelines, but will manage entry to the park to through a reservation system requiring all guests to reserve a spot.

The company said it will release details of the reservation system “soon.”

Park events that draw large crowds like parades will not be on display when the park reopens and character meet-and-greets will be unavailable, Disney said in a company blog.

The resort’s hotel are planned to reopen beginning July 23, with new health guidelines, and cleaning protocols.