Disneyland reopening will not take place until summer of 2021


Arianna Magana , Freshman

It has been announced that Disneyland is expected to reopen next year if the number of COVID-19 cases decrease.

Disneyland will possibly open their doors once again if everyone does their part regarding safety guidelines, such as staying at least 6 feet apart, wearing a mask, washing hands and staying home when presenting COVID-19 symptoms.

Due to COVID-19, Disneyland, like many other amusement parks have closed, resulting in many Disney workers being laid off. According to Travel and Leisure, “In Florida and California, Disney has laid off 28,000 employees due to pandemic closure.”

Because of its size, Disneyland might be one of the last parks to reopen. Once the park does open up, it will only allow a capacity of 15,000 people. The Los Angeles Times stated, “A large park, defined as one with a capacity of more than 15,000 visitors, can reopen once coronavirus transmission in its home county has fallen…”

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike, the future remains uncertain and no one is sure if Disneyland is actually going to open in 2021.

For now, Downtown Disney is open and visitors are allowed to walk around, eat and shop, but the lines to get in are over 45 minutes on occasions.  

On November 19, Disneyland announced that they were thinking of reopening a part of California Adventure so people can walk around and explore; however, the attractions will remain closed. 

Despite the current situation, you can still find ways to enjoy parts of Disneyland.