When is Disneyland expected to reopen? That’s the question we’ve been wondering for a few months now.
In a recent earnings call, Christine McCarthy, Disney’s senior executive vice president and chief financial officer said that the California parks are expected to stay closed at least until the end of the first fiscal quarter next year.
That means we won’t be going back to Disneyland any time soon. To have a better idea, the end of the first fiscal quarter is around March of 2021.
The California reopening guidelines is another reason why the parks are not operating yet. The state requires a yellow tier in the county they are located in, which is the least restrictive tier.
The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting Disney Parks around the world differently, while Walt Disney World is now operating at 35% capacity, Disneyland Paris had to close down again due to a surge in cases.
And when Disneyland finally reopens, even if is in March next year, it can only operate at 25% capacity. All of this is affecting Disney financially as well, this year the Disney Parks division reported a $9.7 billion decline in revenue.
The future of Disneyland might be uncertain right now, but we hope we can all go back to enjoy the magic soon! In the meantime, keep taking care of yourself and others by wearing your face mask and following all the health and safety guidelines.