California Officials Approve Phase 2 of Reopening
California officials just announced that they will be allowing the Phase 2 of opening. Although there is still no word of when Disneyland will reopen, this means more businesses will begin to reopen with restrictions.
According to Orange County, the following will be permitted:
- In-person dining
- Retail shopping with social distancing and curbside pickup
- Offices (when telework is not possible)
- Outdoor museums
Phase 2 will also include “limited personal services,” including tanning salons, car washes, and pet groomers.
“This change marks a major shift to normalcy after two months of staying at home to curb the coronavirus pandemic,” according to the Orange County Register.
Both U.S Disney parks remaining closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Disney World in Florida is supposed to be submitting their reopening plans to government officials in the upcoming days. With Universal Studios announcing their reopening on June 5th, Disney World released the following statement:
It’s an understatement to say that the past few months have been a challenging time for us all. As we navigate the longest park closures in our histories, we’ve loved hearing your kind words of hope and seeing how you’ve made your own Disney memories at home has uplifted and inspired us all.
During this time, we know it can be difficult to plan your Disney vacation. Now more than ever we’re longing for the opportunity to come together with family and friends to escape, to celebrate, to re-do missed milestones, like birthdays and anniversaries and to make new Disney memories.
Given the current uncertainty as to when we will reopen Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort, we’ve had to periodically adjust the schedule for the ability to book hotel reservations at our resorts. While we’re currently accepting reservations starting in July 2020 at both resorts, as this situation evolves, timing may continue to shift.
As we continue to follow guidance from government and health care officials regarding how we’ll be able to reopen our parks and resorts in a responsible way, we may also need to make real-time adjustments to booked experiences, park tickets and park passes.
Please know that if any reservations you may have made need to change, we will work with you to make the necessary modifications.
If you haven’t already, we encourage you to check out the recent blog post from our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pamela Hymel, on how we’re planning for re-opening our parks and resorts.
Our focus remains on the safety of the entire Disney community. Be sure to keep checking our websites for more details, and stay tuned for more information right here on the Disney Parks Blog.
We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate this unprecedented time together. We continue to be moved by the incredible support and passion our guests have shown for our Disney family, and we hope to see you real soon.
What do you think this means towards the Disney Parks reopening timeline? Let us know in the comments below.
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Source: Orange County Register