Disneyland Resort, which has been closed since March 14th, has yet to announce an official re-opening date after its initial plans were delayed indefinitely by the state.
After several weeks of being on a state-wide monitoring list, Orange County is getting the green light from the state to once again begin re-opening indoor operations in certain industries.
The state’s pandemic tracking website has reported that Orange County, where Disneyland resides, is no longer on California’s monitoring list as of August 23rd. This means that certain industries can reopen their indoor operations, including gyms, salons, offices, and shopping malls.
What does that mean for Disneyland, exactly? Chances are we will not see any major changes right away in Downtown Disney, nor do we expect any major news regarding a reopening date for Disneyland’s two theme parks as a direct result of Orange County moving off the monitoring list.
A state-wide mandate is still in effect which requires all restaurants to only offer outdoor dining, which applies to all counties regardless of their reopening status. In addition, the state has yet to release its reopening guidelines for theme parks. Disneyland originally announced a reopening date of July 17th, ahead of the state releasing any industry guidelines for theme parks.
Regardless, this is a major step forward for Orange County businesses, and a necessary benchmark in Disneyland’s reopening timeline. We will continue to keep you updated on any further developments, so stay tuned!
Click here to read more about how California officials are in discussions for how to safely reopen theme parks.
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