This week, Anaheim wants to reopen, for a second Disneyland was accepting new guests, why no guidelines are worse then delayed guidelines, the D23 Expo has been moved, construction continues, new parking kiosks, we discuss the State of California and Disneyland reopening, and more!
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The “Reopen O.C. Now coalition of Anaheim, Buena Park and Garden Grove city leaders and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce” released an ad targeted at the Governor of California Gavin Newsom to get him to release the guidelines for reopening theme parks. The ad states that the represented area is hurting since most of the economy is based on travel related to the closed theme parks. They also make the case that all other areas of business have guidelines that allow them to operate, except for theme parks. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/09/25/new-ad-calls-on-governor-newsom-to-reopen-disneyland-and-other-california-theme-parks/
Last week it looked for a brief second as if Disneyland had reopened to guests! Unfortunately, it was just for filming something for the Disney social media team. We are guessing that it is a promotional video on how to enter the park safely once they are allowed to reopen. – https://www.micechat.com/271641-disneyland-update-a-tale-of-wild-extremes/
As many of us that want Disneyland to reopen, we also want it done in a safe, responsible way. As frustrated as Disney is at the State of California not providing guidelines to reopen, they are also not comfortable with the complete abandonment of any guidelines like has recently happened in Florida. The lack of any guidelines, with cases on the rise in Florida will deter guests from traveling to the parks, considering Florida just too unsafe, even if Disney is completely safe. Once California provides guidelines, that will be the happy medium that guests and Disney are the most comfortable with. – https://www.micechat.com/271641-disneyland-update-a-tale-of-wild-extremes/
If you are one of the lucky few who have a Premier Annual Passport, which allows access to all the Disney Parks in the United States for an entire year, this bit of news is for you. Disney is extending the pass expiration date 30 days at a time until Disneyland reopens. Once Disneyland does reopen, a final extension will be added to the pass. Any questions should be directed to the V.I.Passholder support line. – https://wdwnt.com/2020/09/disney-extending-premier-passports-30-days-at-a-time-while-disneyland-resort-remains-closed-full-extension-to-be-made-when-california-parks-reopen/
Disney Internships and College Program partipants can now request complimentary tickets for their participation in the programs in the Spring of 2020. Ticket requests must be made by September 20, 2021. For complete details, please see the link in our show notes. – https://wdwnt.com/2020/09/disney-internships-programs-now-accepting-complimentary-park-ticket-requests-for-spring-2020-participants/
With the continued uncertainty coming in 2021 with the continuation of COVID-19, Disney announced this week that the D23 Expo, originally scheduled for August, 2021, will be rescheduled to September 9th-11th, 2022. At the Expo, details will be revealed on how The Walt Disney Company will celebrate their 100th anniversary. Disney stated in the announcement that it will be an Expo “unlike any other.” Virtual D23 events will continue to be held through the