Disneyland makes plans to Reopen July 17

Just four hours outside of Las Vegas is the original “Happiest Place on Earth” and that would be Disneyland.  Three months ago it closed its gates due to state mandates to help curb the CORVID 19 panic. Now the plans are to reopen on the date it originally opened 65-years ago.

Disneyland plans to open the Magic Kingdom on July 17, 2020. The same date it first opened in 1955.  Like 1955, your experiences will be limited and unlike 1955, will not happen unless you make reservations ahead of your arrival.

Pending state and local government approvals, Disney Parks announced their proposed plans for a phased reopening of the Disneyland Resort.
Phase One: Downtown Disney District will begin reopening on July 9.
Phase Two: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure park will plan to reopen on July 17.
Phase Three: Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel plan to reopen on July 23.

Because theme park capacity will be significantly limited to comply with governmental requirements and promote physical distancing, the Disneyland Resort will manage attendance through a new theme park reservation system that will require all guests, including Annual Passholders, to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance. Theme park reservations will be subject to availability. More details about this new reservation system will be available soon. Please check Disneyland.com for the most current information.

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.

The Real Fun is On Hold

Certain experiences that draw large group gatherings – such as parades and nighttime spectaculars – will return at a later date. While character meet and greets will be temporarily unavailable, characters will be in the parks in new ways to entertain and delight guests.

Plans to support physical distancing as well as increased cleaning measures, along with a number of other health and safety protocols, will be implemented as part of the phased reopening of the hotels and the Vacation Club.


Downtown Disney District will begin reopening on July 9 in line with the state’s reopening guidelines, with its unique variety of shopping and dining experiences, including the flagship World of Disney store. With the health of guests and Disney cast members at the forefront of planning, several operational changes will be implemented based on guidance from health authorities to promote physical distancing and cleanliness throughout the Downtown Disney District.

These policies are under continuous review and are subject to change as the Disneyland Resort monitors conditions and receives guidance from health and government authorities.


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