During today’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders for Disney, CEO Bob Chapek shared a timeframe for when guests can expect to see Disneyland Resort open once again.
As the State of California recently shared that theme parks can begin reopening as early as April 1 should their county be in the correct COVID-19 spread tiers, fans have been eagerly waiting for an opening date announcement for Disneyland. While we don’t have that just yet, this reopening window is certainly promising.
Here in California, we’re encouraged by the positive trends we’re seeing and we’re hopeful they’ll continue to improve and we’ll be able to reopen our parks to guests with limited capacity by late April – we look forward to publicizing an opening date in the coming weeks.
While last week’s announcement stated that theme parks may open starting on April 1, the fact is it will take some time to get them ready for our guests – this includes recalling more than 10,000 furloughed cast and retraining them to be able to operate according to the State of California’s new requirements.
I am pleased to say the response has been great thus far, our cast members are excited to get back to work. And this is also good news for the Anaheim community, which depends on Disneyland for jobs and business generated by visitors.Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company
However, Super Hero hopefuls will have to wait a bit longer, as Chapek later shared during the call that Avengers Campus would not be opening with the parks, but instead welcome guests sometime later this year.
Stay tuned for updates as we await an official opening date announcement soon!