On Wednesday, Disneyland in Anaheim, California reversed its plans to reopen July 17, indefinitely delaying the reopening of the theme park. In a statement, the company blamed the state for the delay while also implying that ongoing union negotiations are a factor: “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. Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a reopening date. “
The Downtown Disney District will reopen on July 9 as previously announced, despite the delay in reopening the theme park. Guests can expect to see a series of health and safety protocols in place.
In June, Disneyland announced plans to reopen the theme park and surrounding hotels by the end of July. The phased-reopening had Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel reopening on July 23, and Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure park reopening on July 17.
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