Disney fans can rejoice because Disneyland's reopening date is sooner than you might think. Theme park officials just released a detailed plan on how they will open the park back up to visitors. Using a phased approach, the venue could be up and running as soon as July 17, 2020.
On Wednesday, June 10, officials released a detailed statement to its Disney Park Blog's website on how the amusement park plans to reopen this year.
"Sixty-five years to the date after the historic opening of Disneyland park, we are planning to open our theme park gates once again on July 17, 2020, welcoming guests back to the Disneyland Resort."
Although these proposals are pending state and local government approvals, the park plans to reopen in a phased approach.
Disneyland and California Adventure Park have plans to open on July 17, Downtown Disney on July 9, and the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and the Paradise Pier Hotel on July 27.
The park will have a reduced capacity, and advanced reservations will be required to visit for everyone, including Annual Passholders.
As of now, ticket sales are paused, and more information on the reservation system will be released closer to its tentative reopening date.
With this phased approach, Disney "experiences," events like parades or nighttime shows where large crowds would typically gather, will continue at a later date.
Once the park is open, you won't be able to meet Disney characters as you have before. Meet and greets will be unavailable temporarily; however, "characters will be in the parks in new ways to entertain and delight guests."
Its official statement went on to say that once plans are approved, there will be "enhanced health and safety measures."
Team members will also be available around the park to answer any questions you may have regarding new policies.
The Happiest Place on Earth is almost ready to open its doors.
"It's time for magic – and we look forward to welcoming you back."