It’s been seven months since Disneyland closed to the public, and currently Disney is at a literal war with the state of California to get the resort up and running again.
During a press conference Wednesday morning, California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly was asked when the reopening plans for Disneyland would come out. Ghaly responded by saying, “I’d like to say, it will come out when we’re ready.”
Though the state is in no hurry, change is still happening. Just last week, Governor Gavin Newsom sent a team to Walt Disney World Resort to observe their COVID-19 protocol.
This week, state officials plan to visit local theme parks to begin to develop guidance for these reopenings.
Though they have not released any of their findings, they have said that they are excited to compile this information and look critically at how they can safely reopen in-state theme parks.
Under Governor Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, most other sectors of the economy were given direction on when they could reopen. Notably, theme parks were left out of this blueprint.
This entire situation has left guests and cast members confused, forced Bob Iger to quite the Governor’s reopening task force, and its even gotten to the point where Disney higher ups are essentially pleading with the state to reopen as soon as possible.