Is Disneyland's reopening next month a done deal? Disneyland is set to reopen on July 17. However, workers at the park aren't eager to return amid lingering fears over COVID-19. The Coalition of Resort Labor Unions has delivered a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom stating that many workers are not ready to return.
Union representatives do not feel that the target date for reopening is realistic. There are also fears that the financial need to return to work could put some park employees at risk. Workers at the park did receive pay for a full month after closing. In addition, health benefits have been maintained while the park is closed.
Disneyland has made commitments to try to reduce health risks when the park reopens next month. Notably, park officials intend to limit capacity by using a reservation system that will allow park visitors and employees to practice proper social distancing. We also know that park officials intend to conduct temperature screenings on all guests who enter the park. Daily health screening will also be conducted for employees.
It's hard to say right now if concerns from employees will be enough to keep the park closed longer. It's also unclear how a change in the park's reopening date could impact other reopening dates. For instance, Downtown Disney District is set to reopen on July 9. The Grand Californian Hotel and Paradise Pier Hotel is set to reopen on July 23. Guests will need to follow closely to see how their summer plans are impacted.