Disneyland Resort

Downtown Disney Re-Opens Tomorrow, July 9

The Downtown Disney retails and entertainment district will re-open tomorrow, July 9 – the first in a multi-phased re-opening of the Disneyland Resort, which closed in mid-March as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. 26 storefronts will be part of the initial re-opening: Food and Beverage Asian Street Eats Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes California Churro Earl of Sandwich Jamba ...

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Building Trades Back Re-Opening, Call Disney “Industry Leader” In Providing Safe Work Environment

Yesterday, the Los Angles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council sent a letter to Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu to “set the record straight” regarding claims by certain Resort unions about how Disney has engaged with its bargaining units over plans – now postponed – to re-open the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks on July 17. The Building Trades Council ...

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Disneyland Resort Delays Theme Parks Re-Opening Due To Delay State Issuing Guidelines

The Disneyland Resort announced it is delaying the planned July 17 re-opening of its Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks, citing the State of California decision against issuing reopening guidelines prior to July 4.  Cast members who wanted to return to work, as well as guests who looked forward to visiting the parks, will have to wait longer. “We ...

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Phased Re-Opening Of Disneyland Resort Begins In July

In what is welcome news for Anaheim’s stricken tourism and convention sector, the Disneyland Resort will begin a phased re-opening in July.  The Resort has been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Downtown Disney shopping district will open first, on July 9. The Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks will open approximately a week later, on July ...

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New Leadership At Disneyland Resort, And Disney Parks Worldwide

The Walt Disney Company, in the midst of probably the most challenging environment in the company’s history, yesterday announced a number of changes in the corporate leadership team – including the Disneyland Resort, comprised of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, three resort hotels and Downtown Disney, the 20-acre entertainment, retail and shopping district. Josh D’Amaro was named chairman of Disney ...

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Visit Anaheim Secures Convention Center Business Projected to Bring $475 Million in Economic Impact to Local Community

From Visit Anaheim: Visit Anaheim, the official destination organization for Anaheim, is positioning its local community and tourism industry for a strong rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic by partnering with the City of Anaheim as part of the Community and Economic Recovery Plan adopted by Mayor Harry Sidhu and the City Council on March 26, 2020. Since that recovery plan ...

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Trevor O’Neil: My Priority Is Ensuring Anaheim’s Continued Fiscal And Economic Health

[Editor’s Note: District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil published this on his Facebook page on Friday, April 3 – partly in response to an off-target, misinformed OC Register editorial.] My priority is to ensure the continued fiscal and economic health of our city, so Anaheim has the resources to fund essential services like police and fire, improve our roads and parks, ...

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COVID-19: Disney Furloughing Parks & Resort Employees, Slashing Executive Pay

The Walt Disney Company announced it is furloughing non-essential employees of its Disney Parks, Experiences and Products division – which includes theme parks, resorts and stores – beginning on April 19. In a letter to employees, known in Disney jargon as cast members, the company said “With the utmost care and consideration, we are instituting a temporary, short-term furlough for ...

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COVID-19: Disney Donates 100,000 N95 Masks; Will Pay Cast Members Thru At Least April 18

As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on and the federal government extends shelter-in-place through April, Disney announced it will pay cast members at its currently-closed theme parks through at least April 18. Disney also announced it is donating 100,000 N95 masks and other personal protective equipment for use by front-line health care professionals in California, New York and Florida. Although there ...

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