It seems that the State of California is currently reviewing how and when theme parks in the state can reopen. While I don’t think theme parks will reopen in California any time soon, it’s nice to know they’re at least thinking about it
Our passes expire at the end of November. Staying cautiously optimistic, but given that this is California…I don’t expect it to open anytime soon. I was hoping we would have got the official announcement today so at least parks have something to work with and prepare for the time being.
The elephant in the room that no one seems to bring up in the media is that if Disney parks open at a decreased capacity (say 10%-20% of normal numbers) for social distancing; that the cost of each ticket or pass may end up tripling as a result. Not looking forward to that especially because I STILL HAVE NEVER SEEN GALAXY’S EDGE!! =(
In regards to reopening, Bob Chapek released the following statement:
Here in California, we’re encouraged by the positive trends we’re seeing and we’re hopeful they’ll continue to improve and we’ll be able to reopen our Parks to guests with limited capacity by late April — we look forward to publicizing an opening date in the coming weeks. While last week’s announcement stated that theme parks may open starting on April 1, the fact is it will take some time to get them ready for our guests – this includes recalling more than 10,000 furloughed Cast and retraining them to be able to operate according to the State of California’s new requirements. I am pleased to say the response has been great thus far, our Cast Members are excited to get back to work. And this is also good news for the Anaheim community, which depends on Disneyland for jobs and business generated by visitors.
However, when Disneyland reopens, Avengers Campus will not be included:
And though Avengers Campus is basically finished, it looks like Disney will be waiting a little while to open this brand new area, as they have confirmed that this Marvel-themed land will not open with Disney California Adventure, instead saying that they will be waiting until later in 2021 for this land’s debut.
Yay Downtown Disney! I’m one of the people who thought Downtown Disney was better than current Disney Springs at Downtown’s Apex. They had the Virgin Megastore, Planet Hollywood wasn’t in disrepair, Wolfgang Puck…EXPRESS with the pizzas and chicken, mac and cheese…now I’m making myself hungry and I’m currently vegan lol.
Oh and the parking actually made sense even though there wasn’t as much of it. RIP Downtown Disney. Old disney…Star Wars…everything :(