Disney is postponing the
reopening of its theme parks in Anaheim, Calif., until governmental approvals
are in place.
Two weeks ago, the company announced
plans to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17, implementing health safety protocols to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
In a statement, Disney said
California indicated it wouldn’t issue reopening guidelines for theme parks
until “sometime after July 4.”
“Given the time required for us
to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we
have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels
until we receive approval from government officials,” Disney said. “Once we
have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to
be able to communicate a reopening date.”
Shopping, dining and
entertainment complex Downtown Disney will still reopen as planned on July 9.
A phased reopening of Disney World theme parks in Orlando is scheduled to
begin on July 11.