Disneyland Resort Reopening Update

Disneyland Resort Reopening Update

We previously announced a proposed phased reopening of the Disneyland theme parks for July 17, pending government approvals. Disney developed enhanced health and safety protocols for both cast and guests at Shanghai Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort that have been approved, allowing Disney to reopen in a responsible manner and bring cast members back to work. 

The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4. Given the time required for Disney to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart business, they have no choice but to delay the reopening of the Disneyland theme parks and resort hotels until they receive approval from government officials. Once Disney has a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, they expect to be able to communicate a reopening date.  

The Downtown Disney District will reopen on July 9 as previously announced with health and safety protocols in place for cast members and guests. The opening of the Downtown Disney District has been previously approved in line with restaurant and retail openings throughout California. The Master Services Union, which represents retail cast at this location, previously signed an agreement for members to return to work. 

In order to reopen the Disneyland theme parks Disney needs to negotiate agreements with unions to return employees to work. Disney has had positive discussions and are very pleased to have signed agreements from 20 union affiliates, including the Master Services Council, which represents more than 11,000 of Disney cast members. The signed agreement details plans that include enhanced safety protocols that will allow them to responsibly reopen, and get thousands of cast members back to work.

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