Fans Petition to Have Disneyland Open at a Later Date

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We were hit with some pretty big news yesterday: Disneyland’s plans for reopening! Disneyland Resort has proposed a phased reopening plan of opening Downtown Disney on July 9, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure on July 17, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel on July 23.

Though this is magical news for some Disney fans, it’s not necessarily the case for everyone.

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There was much discussion and conversation about whether or not it was too early for Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA, to start its phased reopening. These proposed dates are a few days after Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida’s planned phased reopening that was recently announced, as well. Just shortly after this Disneyland Resort news came out, a petition was started by Disney fans to have Disneyland reconsider opening at a later date. Their goal was to reach 10,000 signatures on the petition, and at the time of this article’s publication, they are nearly there.

A few reasons have been expressed as to why Disney fans are in support of having Disneyland reopen at a later date. It’s not that they aren’t missing the Parks, but many feel it’s too soon with the reported rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. For many Disney fans, it’s concerning Disney Cast Members, as they think Casey shouldn’t feel pressured to return to work in a high traffic environment. It supposed fobyany fans believe this was a rushed public relations move involving Disneyland reopening on the 65th anniversary of July 1.

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On the other side of the discussion, there are Disney fans who are ready and very excited to have the magic back again. With the new health and safety protocols, many feel it’s enough to warrant going back to Disneyland. Other theme parks have started to reopen or have plans for reopening, and other entities in the Southern California area have begun to open up. The Disneyland Resort will do a phased reopening at limited capacity, and it’s still a choice by Guests as to whether or not they feel comfortable going back into the parks or waiting for a full reopening.

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