Today, September 2, California Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference in which he spoke about the future of the Golden State’s theme parks and when places like Disneyland can once again reopen.
According to the OC Register, Gov. Newsom stated that state officials are “actively” working on a plan for reopening Disneyland Resort and the other California theme parks.
You can watch the full press conference here:
— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) September 2, 2020
Recently, it was noted that the Disneyland Resort could reopen its theme parks, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, in Tier IV of California’s new Tier system which is when risk levels in Orange County are at a minimum and indoor operations are allowed at 50% capacity.
But both Disney Parks, Experiences and Product Chairman Josh D’Amaro and Walt Disney World Resort Vice President of Operations Jim MacPhee have stated that Disneyland is ready to open. In fact, they say that Disneyland has been ready to reopen since July. They are only waiting on the guidelines from Governor Gavin Newsom and the State of California.
As of now, only the shopping and dining center, Downtown Disney District, is open to the public at limited capacity. But hope and anticipation for the reopening has been growing, especially from activity seen from inside Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.
Construction milestones like the addition of the Quinjet at Avengers Campus have been reached, rides have been seen, health and safety precautions like the installation of plexiglass at turnstiles, and the introduction of more hand sanitizer stations throughout the property have sparked fans excitement that they will soon be back in the Happiest Place on Earth. Even the horses have been seen walking up and down Main Street again.
While we wait ever impatiently for its announcement Disneyland’s reopening date will be here before we know it, and soon Guests will get to enjoy their Disney vacations once again. If you want to get a head start on your plans, our friends at Academy Travel are standing by with all of the most up-to-date information ready to help you plan the most magical trip possible. Click here to get started and receive your free, no-obligation quote today!