Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim will reopen their doors on July 17, on the 65th anniversary of the day it first opened, the company announced Wednesday.

The Downtown Disney District, in the meantime, will reopen on July 9, according to a news release from the company. The parks had closed in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Capacity will be limited in order to meet health guidelines meant to curb spread of the novel coronavirus.

Attendance will be managed through a new theme park reservation system that will require all guests, including Annual Passholders, to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance. The company said it would release more information on the reservation system soon.

There will also be a temporary pause on new ticket sales and Annual Passport sales and renewals.

Parades, nighttime spectaculars, character meet-and-greets and other experiences that draw large groups will not yet resume.

The company says it is awaiting government approval to reopen its Grand Californian Hotel and Spa along with Paradise Pier Hotel on July 23.

Check back for updates to this developing story.


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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