Coronavirus Stops Construction at the Disneyland Resort
In the midst of a global pandemic, a report from The Orange County Register reveals that the coronavirus shutdown extends to construction. This will freeze a number of Disney’s plans for 2020 until further notice. One of the most anticipated new projects at the Disneyland resort is Avengers Campus. It is unknown if this news will affect the July 18th opening date. Additionally, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway has been in the works for Disneyland’s Toontown.
More projects underway at Disneyland include refurbishments for the Haunted Mansion, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, and King Arthur Carrousel. All refurbishments have been put on hold, and at this time will not be expected to resume until the parks open back up. The Orange County Register goes on to report that the refurbishment scheduled for the Indiana Jones Adventure could be affected by this situation. Disney is closely monitoring the coronavirus pandemic to determine when the safest time to reopen will be.
The Disneyland parks have been closed since March 14th, and as of today, are set to reopen after March 31st. There is a high level of speculation as to whether or not this will occur, due to the continued spread of the coronavirus. The CDC and government officials are still recommending no more than 10 people in group settings. This is to prevent virus spread and to encourage social distancing.
It has been two weeks since Governor Newsom called for gatherings of more than 250 people to be canceled. When Disneyland did not immediately announce that it would close in response to this, many guests held out hope. The following days resulted in not only the closure of the Disneyland Resort but the Walt Disney World Resort as well.
Construction at the Disneyland Resort
According to city records, Disneyland has been issued almost $10 million in building permits. These permits include work on the previously mentioned attractions, as well as many other areas of the parks. Tom Sawyer’s Island, Frontierland, Space Mountain, and Downtown Disney are all scheduled for upcoming projects.
It is clear that Disney will not be continuing any projects until further notice. The country is still awaiting the day that officials determine it is safe to resume regular activities. With so many Americans unable to leave their homes, stay tuned to MickeyBlog for recommendations on how to pass the time! As always, we will keep you updated on any new information related to when the Disney parks will be opening.
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