UPDATE March 29, 2021:
- Disneyland Resort in California is now expected to reopen on April 30, 2021.
- Walt Disney World reopened on July 11, 2020. See our “Walt Disney World Changes” article for more details, including info about new health and safety procedures.
- Hong Kong Disneyland reopened for the second time on September 25, 2020 and remains open at this time. (It initially reopened on June 18, 2020, but temporarily closed again in July.)
- Shanghai Disneyland reopened on May 11, 2020.
- Disneyland Paris reopened on July 15, 2020, but closed again on October 29, 2020.
- Tokyo Disney Resort reopened on July 1, 2020.
For official information about the Disney Parks, please visit the official websites for each location.
For the first time in history, all six of the Disney Theme Park Resorts around the world closed at once due to concern over the Coronavirus outbreak. All these parks remained closed for different a different length of time depending on their individual closing dates (UPDATE: – At this time, all Disney Theme Parks around the world have reopened with capacity limits and new health measures.)
While we are saddened by the news that all Disney Parks have had to close, we are grateful that Disney has taken these precautionary measures with the health and safety of their guests and employees in mind, and we are hopeful that this will help to slow the spread of the Coronavirus as it has been rapidly spreading at an unprecedented rate across the globe.
According to Disney’s official statements, this what we currently know about their theme park closures (last updated on September 28, 2020):
- Disneyland Resort: The two parks in California closed on March 14 and were expected to reopen on July 17, 2020, but the reopening was postponed. It is now set to reopen on April 30, 2021.
Downtown Disney closed on March 16, 2020 and reopened on July 9, 2020.
- Walt Disney World: All four parks at closed on March 16 and began a phased reopening on July 11th and 15th. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened first on July 11, followed by Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15.
Disney Springs began a phased reopening on May 20.
- Disneyland Paris: Both parks reopened on July 15, 2020, but closed again on October 29, 2020.
- Hong Kong Disneyland: This park has officially reopened for the second time this year on September 25, 2020. It initially reopened on June 18, 2020, but then temporarily closed again in July. The park originally closed on January 26, 2020.
- Shanghai Disneyland: This park officially reopened on May 11 after having closed on January 25, 2020.
Disneytown, Wishing Star Park, and the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel partially reopened on March 9 according to their official website.
- Tokyo Disney Resort: Both Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea reopened on July 1, 2020. They were originally set to reopen on March 15, however, they had to extend their closure multiple times.
All of these closures and reopening dates are subject to change, so keep a close watch on each of their official websites and listen for any official announcements within the coming weeks to know if any of this information has changed.
Changes in operation have also gone into affect for Disney Cruise Line as well as several other major (non-Disney) theme parks, including Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando, which also temporary closed their theme parks due to Coronavirus concerns.
We continue to pray for everyone affected by Coronavirus and that life for every person will soon return to normal as we continue to fight the spread of Coronavirus around the world. We sincerely hope that all theme parks will be able to reopen soon, but for the meantime we understand why they have decided to close and think that this decision is best given the circumstances and the legitimate concern of Coronavirus spread.
We will continue to update our website when new information is released and once the parks officially reopen.