Disneyland California is the only major Disney theme park to not reopen after all the parks were closed due to the pandemic currently affecting the world.
Shanghai Disney and Hong Kong Disney were the first parks to close back in January, Tokyo Disney Resort closed in February followed in March by Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney World and Disneyland California.
All the the Disney theme parks have reopened to guests with the exception of Disneyland. So why does Disneyland still remain closed? Continue reading
The annual attendance report from the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has been released which show attendance figures for Theme Parks, Water Parks and Museums around the world.
Looking at the Disney Parks, the data shows that for 2019 there hasn’t been much change in attendance over the previous year. Disneyland California stays the same as does Walt Disney World’s EPCOT. Magic Kingdom sees a 0.5% increase, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a 1% increase and Disney Hollywood Studios manages a 2% increase.
Both WDW Water Parks and Disneyland Paris all show a 1% decrease in attendance over previous year. Continue reading
Disney today shared some news that the iconic Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Disneyland California is to be re-themed to ‘Princess and the Frog’.
Today we are thrilled to share a first glimpse of a project Imagineers have been working on since last year. Splash Mountain – at both Disneyland park in California and Magic Kingdom park in Florida – will soon be completely reimagined. The theme is inspired by an all-time favorite animated Disney film, “The Princess and the Frog.” We pick up this story after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance. Continue reading
Disney announced earlier this month their plans to reopen Disneyland California on 17 July. Their plans were pending government approval and would follow in the footsteps of the reopening of their other theme parks around the world.
Unfortunately plans have now changed and Disney has released an update delaying the reopening of the Disneyland theme park.
Statement from Disney..
We previously announced a proposed phased reopening of our theme parks for July 17, pending government approvals. We developed enhanced health and safety protocols for both cast and guests at Shanghai Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort that have been approved, allow us to reopen in a responsible manner and bring our cast members back to work. Continue reading
Downtown Disney District will begin reopening on 9 July in line with the state’s reopening guidelines. We are pleased to welcome back a variety of our shopping and dining experiences during this initial phase, including the flagship World of Disney store.
We are following guidelines from health authorities and government agencies, as well as applying learnings from the phased reopening at Disney Springs in Florida to guide our reopening plans. With the health of guests and Disney cast members at the forefront of planning, several operational changes will be implemented based on guidance from health authorities to promote physical distancing and cleanliness throughout the Downtown Disney District. Continue reading