Right now, despite having a very general blueprint for reopening its theme parks, the only Disney park with a firm reopening date is Shanghai Disneyland, which will be welcoming guests once again on May 11. And while that is great news for the company (which has lost over a billion dollars so far due to the COVID-19 Pandemic), it looks like it might be a long time before we're able to visit any other parks, as official "best case" opening targets have been pushed back at almost every other Disney park and resort, including the following:

Walt Disney World - June 1

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Earlier this week during Disney's official earnings call, executives declined to say how Walt Disney World could open in the near future, and insinuated that they would not be opening the park at rock bottom guest levels because it would not be profitable for them to do so. However, despite this, Walt Disney World has the soonest "best case" opening date, and has only officially cancelled Walt Disney World vacations booked through the end of this month, May 31, 2020. 

And while there is some time between now and that June 1 potential reopening date, we'd guess that talks are going on right now as to whether that date is feasible with current social distancing guidelines and the need to maximize profits for the resort. 

Disneyland Resort - July 1

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This week Disneyland resort stopped accepting hotel or dining reservations for any guests before July 1, 2020. This isn't exactly surprising, as California Governor Gavin Newsom has set out some very strict social distancing guidelines for the state, which effectively bans large gatherings (like those you would see at a theme park) until there is a reliable treatment or vaccine for COVID-19. And while we're sure Disney could lobby the local government to grant them a special exception down the road, it looks like the resort won't be even trying to reopen until at least eight weeks from now. 


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