Disney also announced that Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, two hotels that are a part of the Disneyland resort, plan to reopen on July 23.
The Downtown Disney district, which includes shops and restaurants, will begin reopening on July 9.
As in Orlando, Disney says the Disneyland resort will reopen with “enhanced health and safety measures.” The company said that theme park capacity will be “significantly limited to comply with governmental requirements and promote physical distancing.”
The company added that additional information on the reopenings will “be shared soon.”
Disneyland has more than 30,000 employees.
All 12 of Disney’s parks in North America, Asia and Europe closed because of the outbreak on different dates this year. Shanghai Disneyland, the company’s largest international park, reopened on May 11 after being closed since January 24.
The segment’s operating profit last quarter fell 58% compared to the prior year — shedding a billion dollars in profit only weeks into the global shutdown.
Robert Niles, editor of ThemeParkInsider.com, noted that Disneyland’s reopening should be easier than Disney World because the California parks are “not as reliant on international and out-of-market travel as Walt Disney World is.”
“Disneyland should be able to recover its attendance more quickly than the parks in Florida,” Niles told CNN Business. “The trouble is… is Disneyland ready to handle that?”
The Disneyland theme parks are “tiny in physical size compared to the Orlando-area parks,” Niles said.
“Maintaining social distancing is going to be much tougher for Disney in California,” he added. “It’s going to require some creativity and a lot of the experience that Disney has learned from getting its parks ready to go in Shanghai and Orlando.”
“We’ve done everything we can to open up responsibly,” Chapek said last month regarding the opening of Disney World. “Taking the guidance of local health officials, state health officials, national health officials, plus our own well-qualified doctors on staff to create an environment to create new operating procedures, to create new policies, to do new training, new standards of hygiene.”