UPDATE: Disneyland is now expected to reopen on April 30, 2021
It’s been nearly five months since the first Disney Park closed due to the COVID-19 global crisis. Theme parks around the world are slowly beginning to reopen with new health and safety measures, including Shanghai Disneyland on May 11 and the upcoming reopening of Walt Disney World beginning July 11. Now, Disney has announced three more parks that are expected to open soon – Disneyland (California), Disney California Adventure, and Hong Kong Disneyland.
Hong Kong Disneyland was one of the first world parks to close at the beginning of the year, and as of yesterday (June 15) Disney announced that it will finally be able to reopen on June 18, 2020. Both Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland closed back in January, and they will officially be the first two parks to reopen around the world. To read more details about the reopening procedures for Hong Kong Disneyland, included limited attendance and new reservation system, see the announcement on Disney Parks Blog, the Hong Kong Disneyland informational guide, and their website. UPDATE: Hong Kong Disneyland temporarily closed again for a little while, but it reopened again on September 25, 2020.
California’s Disneyland closed nearly two months later on March 14th, and it is now expected to reopen on July 17th (pending local and state government approval). This date also happens to be Disneyland’s 65th Anniversary, which makes this reopening especially significant for Disney fans. Walt opened his original park on July 17th back in 1955, and now the first Disney Park – as well as Disney California Adventure Park – will (hopefully) reopen once again on this same date. So far the details that have been revealed for the California Disney Parks reopening are very similar to those of Walt Disney World in Florida. For more information about the reopening of Disneyland and DCA, visit Disney Parks Blog and the official Disneyland website. UPDATE: Disneyland’s reopening has officially been delayed. See our latest article on the reopening of the Disneyland Resort in California for more details.