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.
UPDATE 6/25: Disneyland’s reopening has officially been delayed. See our latest article on the reopening of the Disneyland Resort in California for more details.
Tokyo Disney Resort has also announced that they will reopen on July 1, 2020, and Disneyland Paris has announced that they will begin a phased reopening on July 15, 2020.
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.
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 6/25: Disneyland’s reopening has officially been delayed. See our latest article on the reopening of the Disneyland Resort in California for more details.
As of today (June 25, 2020), this is what we know about all the Disney Parks so far:
- Shanghai Disneyland was the first to reopen out of the six Disney Theme Park Resorts around the world. It officially reopened on May 11, 2020, having been closed since January 25, 2020. Partial reopenings of Disneytown, Wishing Star Park, and the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel began on March 9, 2020.
- Hong Kong Disneyland will be the second Disney Theme Park Resort to reopen. It is set to reopen on June 18, 2020 after closing to the public on January 26, 2020.
- Walt Disney World will begin its phased reopening on July 11, 2020 with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom opening first. EPCOT and Hollywood Studios are scheduled to reopen several days later on July 15, 2020. The Walt Disney World parks have been closed since March 26, 2020. Select Disney Resort Hotels will also open on June 22, 2020, while Disney Springs officially began its phased reopening on May 20, 2020.
- Disneyland Resort in California was expected to reopen both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17, 2020, but both have been delayed. These parks have been closed since March 14, 2020. Downtown Disney closed on March 16, 2020 and is expected to reopen on July 9, 2020. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel are expected to open on July 23, 2020.
- Disneyland Paris will begin a phased reopening on July 15, 2020.
- Tokyo Disney Resort (Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea) will reopen on July 1, 2020.