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    Open or not, going to Disneyland or Disney World is still up to the parents. Theme parks across the country are starting to reopen, while others are still gathering data and formulating plans to keep guests safe and healthy. Based on a new survey, not all parents are ready for the park to reopen. A new poll suggests that parents may not be interested in returning to theme parks until next summer. (iStock) According to a survey by Morning Consult, the majority of parents questioned said that they were “not interested” in taking the family to a theme park this summer. A higher percentage of participants reportedly said that they would feel more comfortable going to a theme park...
    Two people were hospitalized with cuts and two others were arrested after a massive brawl at a hotel near Disneyland on Wednesday that involved as many as 100 teenagers and adults.  Broomsticks, chair legs and bottles were used as makeshift weapons during the fracas at the Cambria Hotel & Suites in Anaheim, which was allegedly sparked by children roughhousing in the pool. Police were called to the hotel shortly after 12.30pm over a fight in the lobby, Sgt. Shane Carringer told the Orange County Register. Scroll down for video A massive brawl broke out at the Cambria Hotel in Anaheim on Wednesday afternoon that involved 60 to 100 guests  Dozens of police officers responded to the scene to...
    Man or mouse? Brawlers likely found out pretty fast Wednesday when a massive fight broke out at a California hotel near Disneyland. As many as 100 people let their fists fly, resulting in at least two people hospitalized and two taken into custody, according to authorities. Police responded just after 12:30 p.m. local time to the Cambria Hotel & Suites in Anaheim, where they immediately saw about 40 people fighting outside and another 50-60 battling inside. Authorities described the scene as “pandemonium.” “It was men and women, adults and juveniles,” Anaheim police Sgt. Shane Carringer told the Orange County Register. “It sounds like people had broomsticks and whatever objects they could find in the hotel." LOS ANGELES TO CUT OFF WATER, POWER TO PROPERTIES HOSTING LARGE GATHERINGS...
    Splash Mountain at Disney World and Disneyland will be revamped into a "Princess and the Frog" attraction. The concept art for the new ride is on the right versus the attraction in Disney World. Kirsten Acuna/Insider, Disney Parks Disney World and Disneyland's Splash Mountain log-flume ride will be rethemed into a "Princess and the Frog" attraction. The change was announced after a viral online petition asked Disney to rethink the ride's original inspiration from "Song of the South." Disney Parks said the renovations have been planned since last year. It's not the only attraction at the parks to get revamped. A lot of these refurbishments have been done in recent years to incorporate newer Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Disney...
    The actress who voiced Tiana in Disney’s “Princess and the Frog” wants Disneyland to build a real-world version of the animated film’s New Orleans restaurant to go alongside the transformation of the Splash Mountain log flume ride. Actress Anika Noni Rose, who voiced Princess Tiana in the 2009 movie, told People magazine she wants to see Tiana’s Palace from the film realized as a real restaurant at Disneyland and Disney World. Disney’s Anaheim theme parks remain closed until further notice. Walt Disney World’s four theme parks reopened in mid-July with strict capacity constraints. The Splash Mountain makeover coming to Disneyland and Disney World will transform the classic log flume rides with a new Princess Tiana backstory that will take riders...
    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s favorite members’ club has been given the green light to build a ‘Disneyland for vegans’ campsite with tents costing $252-a-night. Soho Farmhouse has won planning permission to build the ‘glamping’ site - next door to the Beckham’s Cotswolds pile. ⚠️Read our Meghan and Harry blog for the latest news on the Royal couple. 10 Soho Farmhouse, where Meghan Markle held her bachelorette party, has won planning permission to build the ‘glamping’ siteCredit: www.thisischriswhite.com 10 Tents at the luxury country retreat in the Cotswolds will cost $252 a night 10 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be big fans of the members' clubCredit: Reuters The elite members’ club, where Meghan reportedly held her spa-themed...
    Annual passholders have been exploring the reopened Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks at Walt Disney World ahead of the general public being let loose inside on Saturday. And they've been revealing what the experience is like with the new coronavirus rules in place...    Socially distant car parking Annual passholders have been exploring the reopened Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks at Walt Disney World. And the parking was the first change they noticed One of the first differences that visitors noticed on the preview day, on Thursday, was when they pulled into the parking lot. One annual pass holder, Giovanna Gorra, told News 6 in Orlando: 'They parked you really quick, there is social distancing with...
    Is it safe to visit a theme park? The answer to that question will depend greatly upon the work of the employees. Disney is reopening its theme parks in Florida next week, and it’s implementing what has become an industry standard for new health and safety procedures. Temperature checks. Physical distancing in queues, on rides and in theaters, restaurants, and shops. Hand sanitizer dispensers everywhere. And, yes, everyone’s gotta wear a mask. But these new rules won’t make a bit of difference if they are not enforced. That’s the latest responsibility for the cast members, team members, ambassadors, associates and model citizens who work the nation’s theme parks. They are the ones who must step forward to demand that park...
    The Magic Happens parade, Fantasmic nighttime spectacular, Mickey’s Mix Magic fireworks, “Frozen” stage show and more than a dozen attractions may not return until a later date when Disneyland and Disney California Adventure finally reopen. Social distancing measures will force Disneyland and Disney California Adventure to keep some parades, nighttime spectaculars, shows, rides and attractions closed once the parks reopen following an extended coronavirus closure. Disney’s Anaheim theme parks and hotels remain closed until further notice amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Downtown Disney outdoor shopping mall is set to reopen on July 9. Select attractions will remain closed and certain parades and nighttime spectaculars that draw large crowds will remain dark once Disney’s Anaheim theme parks reopen, according to the...
    EUROSTAR is to restart direct services from London to Amsterdam and Disneyland Paris in the coming weeks. The cross-Channel train operator announced it will resume its Anglo-Dutch route from July 9. 1Eurostar is to restart direct services from London to Amsterdam and Disneyland Paris in the coming weeksCredit: PA:Press Association Although direct services will run to the Netherlands, passengers travelling in the reverse direction will need to change trains in Brussels, where passport checks and security screening will be carried out. Eurostar will restart its services to Disneyland Paris from August 2. The routes have been closed since March due to the drop in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Eurostar is offering more flexibility on all its fares, enabling...
    DISNEY cast members are "frightened" and "feel like hostages" as Disneyland theme parks prepare to reopen amid coronavirus fears, reports say.  Their concerns emerged after the company decided to postpone the July 17 reopening of their California theme parks as the deadly virus continued to pummel the United States. Disney previously said this proposed reopening was "pending government approvals" and that California "will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4." The theme parks closed back in March but Disney workers are reportedly concerned by the prospect of getting back to work during a pandemic. "We are frightened," one cast member called Jason told Gizmodo. "We don’t know how bad the risk to ourselves is going to...
    Disney will fly a helicopter a few hundred feet above the deserted walkways and vacant promenades of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure to collect aerial footage during the coronavirus closures of the Anaheim theme parks. Aerial views captured during a helicopter flyover on Monday, June 29 of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are being collected for future use, according to Disneyland officials. The helicopter will fly as low as 500 feet over the Disney theme parks between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, according to an email sent by Disneyland to area Anaheim residents. “A helicopter will fly over the Disneyland Resort to collect footage for future use,” according to the Disneyland notice. “You may hear or see the...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) - Workers at California's Disneyland Resort protested from their cars on Saturday, arguing that the Walt Disney Co has not agreed to adequate protections for employees when the destination reopens to the public amid a pandemic. The company had planned to welcome guests back to Disneyland and neighboring California Adventure starting July 17 but delayed the restart date indefinitely. Disney said this week that it would set a new opening date after the state issues guidelines on how theme parks can return to business safely amid the global coronavirus outbreak. On Saturday, about 200 cars formed a caravan outside the resort in the protest staged by the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions, a group of 11...
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — Disneyland union workers are set to take to the streets Saturday morning to call for changes to plans for the resort’s reopening, which was delayed indefinitely this week. The morning car caravan protest is organized by a coalition of resort labor unions representing around 17,000 workers at Disneyland, which has remained shuttered for three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Although negotiations between the unions and Disneyland are ongoing, the resort has not yet agreed to the reopening conditions asked for by the unions. The labor coalition’s proposals center around testing guidelines, higher staffing levels to accomplish deeper cleaning requirements, electrostatic cleaning of rooms, and guarantees that managers will enforce CDC guidelines. Disneyland was scheduled to reopen...
    LOS ANGELES – After four months of closing its doors due to pandemic concerns, Disneyland parks in Anaheim have decided to postpone the planned reopening date for July 17. The parks were planning a gradual reopening, awaiting government approval, but company officials said Wednesday that the date would be delayed. This is because, according to the park, the state said it was not releasing theme park reopening guidelines until after July 4. The theme parks were already planned to open with various restrictions, but authorities said Disneyland and California Adventure would no longer reopen on July 17. It was not immediately clear what the new reopening date would be. Still, Downtown Disney District is willing to reopen...
    Since first opening in 1955, Disneyland has undergone many changes.  Several park rides, including Mission to Mars and the People Mover, are now extinct.  We've gathered photos of nine attractions people might not have known once operated in the California theme park. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Over 60 years ago, Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California. In the decades since, Walt Disney's original theme park vision has undergone changes both big and small. Rides, attractions, and entire swaths of land have sometimes been overhauled or torn down to make way for modern amusements.  But thanks to documentaries and numerous Disney bloggers, we can still look back at some of the most iconic rides that are now only...
    Splash Mountain, the iconic canal walk at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, will be redesigned in honor of the movie “The Princess and The Frog,” after receiving criticism of racist references in the film it is based on. the attraction, officials announced Thursday. The “Splash Mountain” ride has come under scrutiny in light of recent nationwide protests against police brutality and in support of racial equality. The attraction is based on the 1946 animated film “Song of the South,” which has been criticized for racist overtones and stereotypes of black characters. Although they did not comment directly on the criticism, Disney officials said Thursday that the ride will be “reinvented” based on the theme of...
    Disneyland has pushed back on opening as the coronavirus surges anew in California. But after it does reopen, the Splash Mountain ride will be completely different, the company says. READ MORE: Disney+ puts disclaimer on racially insensitive movies, but Whoopi Goldberg says we should see them Splash Mountain has been a popular ride at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Disneyland Toyko and at Disneyland since 1989. But the attraction is based on Disney’s controversial Song of the South a movie that Disney has kept in their vault for decades. Released in 1946, Song of the South is both a live-action and animated film depicting happy, subservient Blacks on a plantation in the post-Civil War period, as well as other offensive stereotypes....
    Kent Phillips/Disney Parks via Getty Images Californians will have to wait a little longer to get that selfie with Mickey — or get on a long plane flight. With coronavirus cases spiking again in dozens of states, the Walt Disney Company is still planning to reopen some parks in July, but California state guidelines have them holding off on finalizing a date to open the gates to Disneyland. The House That The Mouse Built previously announced a “phased reopening” for several of their theme parks around the globe for July 17, after completely shutting down their tourism empire back in March. The company has been moving forward with plans, which included additional health and safety protocols throughout the parks, changes...
    Disneyland and Disney World are updating Splash Mountain with The Princess and the Frog theme. This comes after the theme parks faced backlash over the current backstory based on the controversial 1940s Disney movie Song of the South. The Black Lives Matter protests are still occurring on a daily basis in major cities across the nation as the world tries to figure out its next steps. Racism in media has been pointed out a lot over the past few weeks, leading to canceled shows, deleted episodes, and movies taken off of streaming platforms. Disney could not escape the conversation and is trying to do something about it. A construction date on the new version of Splash Mountain has not yet...
    Splash Mountain, the iconic canal walk at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, will be redesigned in honor of the movie “The Princess and The Frog,” after receiving criticism of racist references in the film it is based on. the attraction, officials announced Thursday. The “Splash Mountain” ride has come under scrutiny in light of recent nationwide protests against police brutality and in support of racial equality. The attraction is based on the 1946 animated film “Song of the South,” which has been criticized for racist overtones and stereotypes of black characters. Although they did not comment directly on the criticism, Disney officials said Thursday that the ride will be “reinvented” based on the theme of...
    Splash Mountain, one of Disney's most beloved theme park rides, is getting "reimagined" to distance itself from a film many have decried as racist. The company announced Thursday that the ride will now highlight the 2009 animated hit "The Princess and the Frog," which features Disney's first black princess. Both Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida will re-theme their Splash Mountain rides, a plan that has been in the works since last year, Disney said. The current log flume ride, created in 1989, is based on the 1946 film "Song of the South." The film, best known for its Oscar-winning song, "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," is about a young boy visiting his grandmother's plantation following the Civil War. It features...
    The Splash Mountain attraction at Disneyland Resort in Southern California and the Magic Kingdom park in Florida will be transformed to align with "The Princess and the Frog" film, Disney officials announced Thursday.The rides will now center around the characters and theme of the 2009 animated film, including Princess Tiana. The story will pick up after the final kiss in the movie and follows Tianna and Louis and they prepare for their first Mardi Gras performance."It is really exciting to know that Princess Tiana's presence in both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom will finally be fully realized! As passionate as I am about what we created, I know the fans are going to to be over the moon. The Imagineers are...
    Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure’s planned reopening in Anaheim, CA, has been delayed indefinitely as the park awaits approval from government officials during the pandemic. “The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4,” a statement from Disneyland on its website read on Thursday. The comments were noted by CNN. (RELATED: REPORT: Coachella Potentially Rescheduled To October Due To Coronavirus Fears) “Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials,” it added. (RELATED: Bob Iger...
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) —  Splash Mountain at Disneyland and Walt Disney World in Florida is getting a princess makeover. The rollercoaster’s theme had been criticized recently because of the racist undertones of the 1946 animated film it was based on, “Song of the South.” Critics say the film stereotyped Black characters. Thursday’s news release announcing the change said Imagineers had been working on the project since last year. (credit: Disney Parks Blog) Without addressing the recent criticism, Disney officials say the ride will be “reimagined” and themed after the 2009 film “The Princess and the Frog,” which features Disney’s first and only Black princess, Tiana. “Tiana is a modern, courageous, and empowered woman, who pursues her dreams and never loses sight...
    Disney has announced that it will turn its Splash Mountain log-flume rides at Disney World and Disneyland into "Princess and the Frog"-themed attractions. Though Disney has not yet announced when the new version of the rides will open to parkgoers, the theme-park giant said it's been planning these renovations since last year.  The change was announced shortly after an online petition was created in the hopes of encouraging Disney to ditch music and characters from "Song of the South" that are present throughout the ride. The 1946 film has been widely criticized for its racist plot and imagery, and has not been made available to stream on Disney Plus. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney has announced...
    The Splash Mountain attraction in the domestic Disney Parks is about to get an overhaul, and it’s going to be completely “reimagined.” On Thursday afternoon, Disney announced that the ride in both Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom would receive a new theme based on The Princess & The Frog. According to the Disney Parks Blog, both Disneyland and Walt Disney World will change up their longtime attraction. Based on the old Song of the South movie and following the antics of Brer Rabbit, Splash Mountain takes guests on a watery ride down into the briar patch. The new attraction will pick up after the final kiss of Tiana and Naveen in the Disney animated feature film. Guests will ride along...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Amid calls to change the Splash Mountain theme park ride because of its ties with “Song of the South,” the 1946 movie many view as racist, Disney officials said Thursday it was recasting the ride to make it based on “The Princess and the Frog,” the 2009 Disney film with an African American female lead. The changes to the ride will be made at Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida, the company said in a post. Disney said the changes had been in the works since last year, but the announcement comes as companies across the U.S. are renaming racially-charged, decades-old brands in the wake of protests for...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Amid calls to change the Splash Mountain theme park ride because of its ties with “Song of the South,” the 1946 movie many view as racist, Disney officials said Thursday it was recasting the ride to make it based on “The Princess and the Frog,” the 2009 Disney film with an African American female lead. The changes to the ride will be made at Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida, the company said in a post. Disney said the changes had been in the works since last year, but the announcement comes as companies across the U.S. are renaming racially-charged, decades-old brands in the wake of protests for...
    THE SET date for the park to have been reopened would have been on July 17, coincidentally on Disney’s 65th anniversary. Disneyland’s grand opening has been delayed as fears of the coronavirus spreading continues. 9 Disneyland will remain closed due to COVID-19 concernsCredit: AFP or licensors When is Disneyland reopening? The reopening will remain postponed until further notice. On Friday, Disneyland Parks News said in a statement: “While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees remains The Walt Disney Company’s top priority". Why has the reopen date been delayed? The theme park did not think that it could reach an approval from the state and the...
    Disney will update the Splash Mountain rides in the United States with a new “Princess and the Frog” theme following an online debate about the undertones inherent in the current backstory based on the controversial 1940s Disney movie “Song of the South.” The Splash Mountain log flume rides at Disneyland in Anaheim and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida will be transformed with a new theme based on the 2009 “Princess and the Frog” animated movie, according to Disney. “The retheming of Splash Mountain is of particular importance today,” according to a statement posted to the Disney Parks Blog. “The new concept is inclusive — one that all of our guests can connect with and be inspired...
    Disneyland will not reopen as scheduled on July 17, Disney announced Wednesday, citing a lack of guidance from California officials. The announcement comes as the company moves forward with plans to reopen the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida — despite local concern that it could exacerbate the spread of the coronavirus.   "The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4," Disney said in a statement. "Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government...
    Disney on Thursday announced it was postponing its planned phased reopening of two of its Disneyland theme parks in Anaheim, Calif., originally slated for July 17, due to state officials saying they will not issue reopening guidelines until after July 4. “Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials,” Disney said in a statement. The delay of the Anaheim parks comes as Disney workers in its larger Florida location of Disney World have petitioned the company and local and state officials to reconsider its reopening in July as coronavirus cases...
    Jun 25 (.) – Walt Disney Co shares fell 2.4% on Thursday after the media company delayed the reopening of California theme parks and resorts, following a surge in new COVID cases- 19 in the state. The reopening of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, which was scheduled for July 17, will be delayed until Disneyland receives approval from state officials, the company said. In late January, the pandemic began hitting businesses across Disney’s global portfolio when the firm closed the Shanghai Disney Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland. Last month, the company estimated that global measures aimed at controlling the spread of the contagion cut its profits by $ 1.4 billion, mainly due to the closure of its parks....
    Disneyland has been forced to postpone the proposed July 17 reopening of its Anaheim theme parks and delay the planned July 23 reopening of two Disneyland resort hotels while it awaits theme park reopening guidelines from the state. “The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4,” according to a statement from Disneyland. “Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials.” California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been in contact with Disney and other California...
    Disneyland Resort employee unions are staging a protest over the rapid reopening plans. The Anaheim, California theme park, along with all other theme parks in the state, has been shut down since the middle of March. At first it seemed they would only be down for a week or two, but that definitely was not the case. Since then, the Walt Disney Company has been hemorrhaging cash, just waiting for things to get back to some kind of normal so they can open up their theme parks again. As of this writing, Disneyland plans to reopen on July 17th. The Coalition of Resort Labor Unions previously sent an open letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom over concerns about Disneyland opening...
    Coronavirus — Disney reported that its theme parks in California, United States, will not reopen on July 17 due to the upturn in COVID-19 cases in the state. The theme parks Disney in California -the original Disneyland park and the new Disney California Adventure– finally they will not open on July 17 as they had announced, since the authorities will not enable the activity protocols until after July 4. The news comes after this state, like other areas of the United States, has registered a rebound in infections of coronavirus with 7,149 cases a day as of Tuesday, equivalent to an increase of 69 percent in the last two days. “The state of California has now indicated that...
    Breaking News — Los Angeles (USA), Jun. 24 . .- The Disney theme parks in California – the original Disneyland Park and the new Disney California Adventure – will not finally open on July 17 as they had announced, since the authorities will not enable the activity protocols until after 4 of July. The news comes after this state, like other areas of the United States, has registered a rebound in coronavirus infections with 7,149 cases daily as of Tuesday, which is equivalent to a 69% increase in the last two days. “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 us...
    Disney announced late on Wednesday that it has called off plans to reopen its Disneyland theme park in Southern California. In a statement released by the entertainment company, the company said it was forced to delay reopening the park indefinitely until clearer guidance is provided by California state officials. "Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials," read the statement from Disney. Workers concerned about returning to the park amid the coronavirus pandemic have reacted negatively to reopening in July. An online petition on Change.org...
    Disneyland has delayed its July 17 reopening because the state of California will not issue theme park post-coronavirus guidelines until after July 4, the company said Wednesday. Disneyland Resort said in a statement: “Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials. Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a reopening date.” The company said its next steps include a smooth transition. “In order to reopen our theme parks we need to negotiate agreements with...
    As cases of novel coronavirus spike in several places throughout the U.S., Disney announced on Wednesday that they would be delaying the phased reopening of Disneyland and Disney Adventure California, CNN reported. Disney said in a statement released Wednesday that California had not yet given guidelines for reopening theme parks and they were not expecting to receive guidelines from the state until after the Fourth of July weekend. The theme parks located in Anaheim, California were set to reopen on July 17, but with guidelines from the state still forthcoming, Disney indicated they wouldn’t have enough time to reach that target date, according to CNN. “Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work...
    Disneyland Resort will not reopen its theme parks on July 17. In a statement, Disney Parks said California will not issue reopening guidelines for theme parks until after July 4. The resort's downtown area, which includes shops and restaurants, still plans to reopen July 9. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Disneyland Resorts will no longer reopen its theme parks on July 17. "The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4," said Disney Parks in a statement provided to Insider. "Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to...
    Coronavirus — Shanghai Disneyland reopens, watch how it works 4:25 . – Disney delayed the gradual reopening of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, the company’s iconic theme parks in California, the company said Wednesday. The complex, located in Anaheim, California, was to receive visitors on July 17 after being closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Disney did not give a new reopening date for the Disneyland complex. The company said the state of California had indicated it would not issue guidelines for the reopening of theme parks “until after July 4,” according to a statement. “Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members to work and restart our business, we have no...
    Walt Disney Cos reopening of theme parks and resort hotels in California will be delayed until Disneyland receives government approval, the company said on Wednesday. Disney had originally planned to reopen the Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure park on July 17. © 2020 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — Disneyland Resort announced Wednesday it is delaying plans to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure pending government approval. “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 us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials. Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a reopening date,” the park said in a statement. Downtown Disney is still scheduled to reopen on...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Disneyland Resort announced on Wednesday that it will delay the reopening of the theme parks and hotel. There was no new date given."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 us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials," Disneyland said in a statement.Disneyland employee unions had asked the state to delay the park's expected reopening in July out of concerns for health and safety.EMBED More News Videos Disneyland employee unions...
    The Sleeping Beauty Castle at the Disney California Adventure Park on January 12, 2016.Eric McCandless | ABC | Getty Images Disney is delaying the opening of its California-based theme parks. On Wednesday, the company said its proposed phased opening of its two parks in Anaheim for July 17 would be postponed as state officials will not be issuing theme park reopening guidelines until after July 4. "Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials," the company said in a statement. "Once we have a clearer understanding...
    New York (CNN Business)Disney is delaying the phased reopening of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, the company's flagship theme parks in California, the company said on Wednesday.The resort, located in Anaheim, California, was set to welcome back guests on July 17 after being closed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic.Disney (DIS) did not give a new reopening date for the Disneyland resort.The company said that the State of California had indicated it would not issue theme park reopening guidelines "until sometime after July 4," according to a statement. "Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- Disneyland Resort announced on Wednesday that they will delay the reopening of the theme parks."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 us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials," Disneyland said in a statement.Disneyland employee unions had asked the state to delay the park's expected reopening in July out of concerns for health and safety.EMBED More News Videos Disneyland employee unions are asking the state to delay the...
    A day at Disneyland could be very different for seasoned visitors if the Anaheim theme parks follow the lead of other Disney resorts around the world and suspend the use of FastPasses, single rider lines and park hopping. Annual passholders and longtime locals who have mastered Disneyland and Disney California Adventure may face a new set of obstacles to their ride navigation wizardry once the parks reopen. Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disney and Disneyland Paris have all temporarily suspended their FastPass services — which allow visitors to book return times in advance for their favorite attractions and wait in a shorter line at a prescribed time. Single-rider lines — which parks use to fill empty seats on rides and typically...
    Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will be the last Disney parks to reopen worldwide following the extended coronavirus closures of all 12 Disney theme parks around the globe. Disney has proposed reopening its Anaheim theme parks on July 17 pending government approval. The Downtown Disney outdoor shopping mall will resume operations on July 9. Disney’s Grand Californian and Disney’s Paradise Pier hotels will reopen on July 23. Disneyland has been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo Disney became the last Disney resort to announce a reopening date. The Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea theme parks will reopen on July 1. All of the other Disney theme park resorts around the globe have reopened or announced reopening plans....
    After shutting its doors for nearly five months as Hong Kong confirmed its first coronavirus case, Disneyland Hong Kong reopened to the public last week — but with new safety precautions including compulsory face masks for all guests, temperature checks and safe distancing measures. CNBC attended its re-opening day to see how theme parks in the post-pandemic world might look like. Hong Kong Disneyland is only the second of Disney's parks to reopen. It follows in the footsteps of Shanghai, which reopened its park last month at 30% capacity, due to government mandates.  Likewise, Hong Kong is operating at a reduced capacity. However, a Hong Kong Disneyland spokesperson told CNBC that Shanghai's capacity is significantly lower than its own, but did not...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- Downtown Disney is set to begin reopening next month as Disneyland Resort parks are awaiting approval to begin welcoming back guests.When the Downtown Disney District opens on July 9, there will be several measures in place to ensure the health and safety of visitors and cast members.The business district filled with shops and restaurants outside Disneyland will have limits on capacity and parking. Guests will be directed to self-park at the Simba lot at Disneyland Drive and Katella Avenue.EMBED More News Videos When Disneyland Resort plans to reopen in July, there will be some new health and safety measures in place including mandatory face coverings, temperature checks and physical distancing for guests and cast members. Guests...
    Unions representing Disneyland workers are pushing back on plans to reopen the theme park next month as cases of coronavirus surge across the country. The Coalition of Resort Labor Unions sent an open letter last week to California Gov. Gavin Newsom that cited health concerns for workers and park guests alike as Disney seeks state clearance to reopen. Disney, which closed its US parks in late March, earlier this month set plans to reopen Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., beginning with the downtown shopping and dining district on July 9. Pending state and local government approvals, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will be opening July 17. Disney last week posted a response to the union’s health concerns from Dr....
    Unions representing Disneyland workers are pushing back on plans to reopen the theme park next month as cases of coronavirus surge across the country. The Coalition of Resort Labor Unions sent an open letter last week to California Gov. Gavin Newsom that cited health concerns for workers and park guests alike as Disney seeks state clearance to reopen. Disney, which closed its US parks in late March, earlier this month set plans to reopen Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., beginning with the downtown shopping and dining district on July 9. Pending state and local government approvals, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will be opening July 17. Disney last week posted a response to the union’s health concerns from Dr. Pamela...
    Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California, are reopening in mid-July after being closed since March to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. When the parks reopen, they'll do so with a long list of new safety regulations meant to enforce physical distancing and cleanliness. With that comes major changes to the Disney experience, including the cancellation of parades, fireworks, and character meet-and-greets. While you can't eliminate the risk of getting sick altogether, especially around crowds of people, Dr. Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, told Insider that social distancing, washing hands frequently and avoiding touching your face can help. Travel presents its...
    Disneyland Paris will reopen “progressively” from July 15 with limitations on the number of visitors and sanitary measures The tourist complex of Disney Land Paris, which has been closed since March 13 for him coronavirus COVID-19, will reopen “progressively” from the next July 15 with limitations on the number of visitors and sanitary measures such as the obligation to wear a mask. We’re pleased to announce that we will begin a phased reopening of the resort starting with the Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel and Disney Village as of 15th July 2020. Learn more about our safety measures: https: //t.co/lrSZ4umk8c pic.twitter.com/oQna42shD9 – Disneyland Paris EN (@DisneyParis_EN) June 22, 2020 The “staggered reopening” will...
    Disney character Mickey Mouse is seen above the entrance at Disneyland Paris during the 25th anniversary of the park, in Marne-la-Vallee, near Paris, France.Benoit Tessier | Reuters Disney said Monday its Paris-based theme park will reopen July 15. Disneyland Paris, which has been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, will reopen the same week as Disney's Florida-based theme parks. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will open first, on July 11. Then, Epcot and Hollywood Studios will follow on July 15. Rival Universal Studios in Florida reopened on June 5. The company will be implementing safety measures in line with guidance from the French government and local health officials. These include limiting attendance, increasing cleaning and requiring physical distancing. In addition, all guests over...
    A coalition of unions representing thousands of workers at Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, Calif. said in a letter to Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomBarr echoes Trump's concerns about mail-in voting, says it could 'open the floodgates of potential fraud' The Hill's Coronavirus Report: CDC predicts US death toll could reach 145,000 by July 11; Premier President Michael Alkire says more resiliency needed in health supply chain Schwarzenegger: Anyone making coronavirus masks a 'political issue is an absolute moron' MORE (D-Calif.) that it is "not yet convinced it is safe to reopen the park" on July 17. “Unfortunately, despite intensive talks with the company, we are not yet convinced it is safe to reopen the parks,” the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions said....
    DISNEYLAND Paris is to re-open its doors on July 15. The French theme park has been closed since March due to the pandemic. 1Disneyland Paris is to open its doors next monthCredit: Getty Images - Getty While the park will open from July 15, the hotels and resorts will be opening at a later date. Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne will open from July 20, while Hotel Santa Fe will open from August 3. The Disneyland Hotel won't welcome guests until September 7, and both Sequoia Lodge Hotel and Davy Crocket Ranch will remain closed until further notice. Natacha Rafalski, President of Disneyland Paris, said: "All of us at Disneyland Paris are excited to be on the path to reopening over the next...
    A coalition of unions representing 17,000 Disneyland cast members have sent a letter demanding that California Gov. Gavin Newsom stop Disney’s Anaheim theme parks from reopening on July 17 out of concern for employee safety. “Disney wants clearance from the government to reopen the Disneyland Resort in July,” according to the letter from the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions. “Unfortunately, despite intensive talks with the company, we are not yet convinced that it is safe to reopen the parks on Disney’s rapid timetable.” Disney has proposed plans to reopen the Downtown Disney outdoor shopping mall on July 9, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks on July 17 and Disney’s Grand Californian and Disney’s Paradise Pier hotels on July 23,...
    Disneyland hopes to reopen next month with new safety measures, including face masks for guests and staff, temperature checks, and frequent cleaning. But some workers at the theme park, and even loyal customers, worry that reopening is premature. Union leaders representing about 17,000 Disneyland employees sent a letter this week to Gov. Gavin Newsom arguing that the state's rising number of coronavirus cases makes it unsafe to reopen the property. A Change.org petition that has gathered more than 40,000 signatures is also urging The Walt Disney Co., which owns the theme park, to delay the reopening, calling the move "irresponsible and greedy." "As an annual passholder, I was disappointed to hear they'd be reopening so soon because I am not entirely comfortable going...
    Frederick Chambers used to ride Disneyland’s Splash Mountain as a kid with his blind uncle and the experience always made them both uncomfortable. “He would always call it the racist animal ride,” said Chambers, 22, a Disneyland cast member from Orange. “He could simply hear the fact that these were animal caricatures of people of color. It sounded problematic to him simply coming from an audio perspective. Maybe that’s not what you want in a Disney park.” Chambers now finds himself at the center of an online debate about the undertones inherent in the Splash Mountain log flume ride based on the controversial 1940s Disney movie “Song of the South.” The film is based on the “Uncle Remus” stories —...
    Disneyland plans to take a multi-pronged approach to reopening following a four-month coronavirus closure with a new set of COVID-19 health and safety protocols designed to make it safer to visit Disney’s Anaheim theme parks. Disney parks chief medical officer Pamela Hymel rolled out the new guidelines as Disneyland and Disney California Adventure prepare to reopen on July 17 pending government approval. A newly formed Guest Experience Team will be trained to share information about Disney’s health and safety policies with theme park visitors. “They will be available to explain our new procedures, answer questions guests may have and encourage everyone to follow these measures so we can all have a safer visit to the parks,” Hymel said in a...
    The Disney-owned Hulu streaming service is developing a new television comedy series about “America’s most dangerous amusement park” based on an upcoming book about New Jersey’s notorious Action Park. The new half-hour TV series acquired by Disney-owned 20th Century Fox Television will be based on the book “Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides and the Untold Story of America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park” by Andy Mulvihill and Jake Rossen, according to Variety. The new Action Park TV show tells the unvarnished history of a 1970s do-it-yourself Disneyland and a son’s struggle to understand his father’s quest to become the Walt Disney of New Jersey. The show is described as the almost impossible-to-believe story of the legendary and dangerous amusement park...
    The Happiest Place on Earth has released an update for its phased reopening in July. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Though Disneyland is eager to welcome back visitors, the park has shared that despite reopening, certain attractions or experiences will remain closed or be modified to keep guests safe. (iStock) Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif., plan to reopen on July 17, pending state and local government approvals, according to its website. However, the Downtown Disney District, where various restaurant and retail shops are located, is set to open a week prior on July 9. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Disney hotels are not scheduled to open until a later phase...
    The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRAVEL & LEISURE: — Hong Kong Disneyland officially reopened on Thursday after a major drop in coronavirus cases in the Chinese territory. Advance reservations will be required and only limited attendance will be allowed at the park, one of the pillars of Hong Kong’s crucial tourism industry. Social distancing measures are being implemented in lines, at restaurants, on rides and at shops, while cleaning and disinfecting will be increased. Visitors will have their temperatures checked at the entrance and will be...
    Disneyland is planning to reopen on its 65th anniversary, this July 17. The news has thrilled some theme park fans and disturbed others, including some who have started an online petition asking Disney to reconsider that decision. Many Californians remain worried about the spread of the novel coronavirus in the state. The growing number of cases has many people wondering if state officials and business leaders are making the right decision to reopen businesses, such as theme parks. Will the new health and safety procedures that parks have promised to enforce be enough to keep visitors and their communities safe? In an effort to maintain safe social distancing throughout a resort known for its jam-packed crowds, Disneyland has announced that...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When Disneyland Resort plans to reopen in July, there will be some measures in place to ensure the health and safety of guests and cast members.According to Disneyland's website, these enhanced health and safety measures include:Mandatory face coverings for both cast members and guestsThe addition of hand-washing stations and physical barriers throughout the resort, where appropriateReduced theme park capacity to ensure physical distancing Appropriate signs added to help guests move throughout the resort Temperature checks for guests prior to entering the theme parks, Downtown Disney District Daily health screenings and temperature checks for cast members Expansion of Mobile Order through the Disneyland app, Apple pay and more Enhanced cleaning and sanitation throughout the resort EMBED More News...
    California state officials plan to issue COVID-19 guidelines and modifications for Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and other theme parks as the major tourist destinations prepare to reopen in July following months-long coronavirus closures. Shuttered since mid-March, California theme parks have proposed reopening dates along with detailed COVID-19 health and safety plans that still need to be approved by state officials. Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, SeaWorld San Diego, Legoland California and other theme parks can reopen during Stage 3 of California’s road map for reopening plan, according to state officials. “Theme parks are slated to open in Stage 3 if the rate of spread of COVID-19 and hospitalizations remain stable,” according to a statement...
    Splash Mountain at Disneyland in Florida is apparently a problem in modern day America. Early Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter published the headline, “Disney Mum on Splash Mountain Outcry” for readers to enjoy. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Naturally, I had to click. Splash Mountain is one of the most Disney famous rides, and it was a personal favorite of mine as a little kid. THR wrote the following in part: Disney has found itself in the middle of the debate due to Splash Mountain, the ride featured at a number of its theme parks, including Walt Disney World and Disneyland. The ride is intertwined with the 1946 film Song of the South, a...
    By The Associated Press HONG KONG — Hong Kong Disneyland will re-open June 18, as the city looks to gradually restart its economy amid a dwindling of coronavirus infections. Hong Kong Disneyland, which has been closed since January due to the coronavirus pandemic, will reopen with limited visitor capacity. It will also introduce social distancing measures in restaurants, rides and other facilities, while suspending activities that require close interaction such as photo sessions with Disney characters, the park said in a press release Monday. Visitors to the park will also be asked to wear masks, as well as fill out health declaration forms and have their temperature taken upon arrival. It is the second Disney-branded theme park to re-open globally,...
    Disneyland DIS, +2.53% is aiming to reopen next month. But thousands of people are asking the company to reconsider when people can resume visiting. Disney announced Wednesday that it set a goal to reopen the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks on July 17, with significant operational changes. The theme parks, which are located in Southern California, have been closed to the public since March 14 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The company also announced that the Downtown Disney shopping area located adjacent to the theme parks would reopen on July 9, while some of the resort’s hotels would reopen on July 23. The plans are subject to state and local government approval. The capacity of the...
    They think it’s downright goofy to open back up. Tens of thousands have signed an online Change.org petition urging Disneyland Resort to rethink its plans for reopening, arguing that that the theme park could be putting its guests and employees at risk for contracting COVID-19. “There are more cases now than when the parks closed on March 13th, 2020,” the petition’s anonymous organizers reason, adding that they feel it’s “irresponsible and greedy” of Disneyland to reopen for business, especially amid concerns over a second wave of coronavirus cases. Disneyland Resort first outlined its official plans for phased reopening on Wednesday, confirming that the Downtown Disney entertainment district would reopen first, on July 9, followed by Disneyland and Disney California Adventure...
    They think it’s downright goofy to open back up. Tens of thousands have signed an online Change.org petition urging Disneyland Resort to rethink its plans for reopening, arguing that that the theme park could be putting its guests and employees at risk for contracting COVID-19. VISITORS FROM THESE 3 STATES WILL HAVE TO QUARANTINE BEFORE VISITING FLORIDA THEME PARKS “There are more cases now than when the parks closed on March 13th, 2020,” the petition’s anonymous organizers reason, adding that they feel it’s “irresponsible and greedy” of Disneyland to reopen for business, especially amid concerns over a second wave of coronavirus cases. Disneyland Resort first outlined its official plans for phased reopening on Wednesday, confirming that the Downtown Disney entertainment...
    Disney announced Wednesday that it will begin a phased reopening of its Southern California resort on July 9 after four months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen its Disney-themed shopping area on July 9 followed by Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17. The proposed reopening date for Disneyland is 65 years after the theme park first opened its gates in 1955. Advance reservations will be required for theme park visitors and capacity will be limited, the statement said. Events that draw large crowds, such as parades and nighttime spectaculars, won’t return immediately and Disney characters will be in the parks but not available...
    Disney announced Wednesday that it will begin a phased reopening of its Southern California resort on July 9 after four months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen its Disney-themed shopping area on July 9 followed by Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17. FILE: Visitors take photos at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.  (AP) The proposed reopening date for Disneyland is 65 years after the theme park first opened its gates in 1955. Advance reservations will be required for theme park visitors and capacity will be limited, the statement said. Events that draw large crowds, such as parades and nighttime spectaculars,...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Disney is proposing to reopen its Southern California theme parks in mid-July after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17. A nearby Disney-themed shopping area would reopen on July 9. Advance reservations will be required for theme park visitors and capacity will be limited, the statement said. Events that draw large crowds, such as parades and nighttime spectaculars, won’t return immediately and Disney characters will be in the parks but not available to meet with visitors, the statement said. TOP STORIES Derek Chauvin, George Floyd knew each other,...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Disneyland Resort has announced a proposed plan to begin a phased reopening of the popular tourist destination in Anaheim on July 9, followed by a reopening of the location's theme parks later that month."Sixty-five years to the date after the historic opening of Disneyland park, we are planning to open our theme park gates once again on July 17, 2020," a statement on the Disney Parks blog said Wednesday.Disneyland and California Adventure were temporarily shut down in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.March 13, 2020: Disneyland, California Adventure to temporarily close due to coronavirus threatEMBED More News Videos The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday announced the temporary closure of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim in response to...
    New York (CNN Business)Disneyland and Disney California Adventure — Disney's flagship theme parks in California — are reopening after months of being closed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Disney (DIS) resort — which is located in Anaheim, California — plans to begin a phased reopening on July 17, the company said on Wednesday. This is pending state and local government approvals.The reopening of the Disneyland resort follows the announcement that Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida will begin a phased reopening next month.