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ANAHEIM — Disneyland is delaying its reopening as it waits for new guidelines from the state of California.
The Anaheim park, including Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, was tentatively scheduled to open July 17, however no new date has been set. California has said it doesn’t expect to issue guidelines regarding theme park reopenings until after July 4.
“Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park remain closed and will reopen at a later date, pending state and local government approvals,” says a Disney statement. It adds that upon reopening, parks, hotels, restaurants and other locations may be limited in capacity and subject to restricted availability or even closure, based on guidance from health experts and government officials.
A day after Disney said it would delay reopening its California theme parks, the union representing actors at Walt Disney World in Florida said that the company should also postpone welcoming back guests at the Florida parks.
The Actors’ Equity Association said that it was unclear how Disney World could “responsibly” reopen as coronavirus cases continue to soar in the Sunshine State. Florida reported having more than 114,000 confirmed cases on Thursday, a jump of about 5,000 cases over the previous day. The state has had at least 3,327 coronavirus-related deaths.
Walt Disney World is currently scheduled to reopen by mid-July. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are tentatively scheduled to open July 11, and Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15.
Earlier this month Disney announced a new reservations system for when the parks reopen.
With file from The Associated Press