All Disney Theme Parks reopen for the first time in 17 months. Without a doubt, we are Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. With all the major parks reopening we get some of our lives back! Let’s just lay it out on the table. This past year has been rough. Our job here at Chip and Co. is to report news about Disney. Clearly, our jobs can only be done so much when half of our stories were closed off to us. More importantly, we watched friends lose jobs and had to start reporting a good amount of negative stuff. Not just job losses, but park closures, people going hungry, lack of employment, and also furloughs.
So, now that our cards are on the table, we can finally start moving into positive times. Articles about friends being rehired, parks reopening for us to write again, job fairs, and local employment rising again. So let us take a trip back and make a timeline for posterity’s sake. What the heck just happened, it seems like it was yesterday we heard the words Coronavirus.
As we start this, there are 12 Disney Theme Parks around the World we are counting, whereas we are not counting Disney Springs along with Water Parks. Furthermore, we are not listing Hotel reopenings. We are also gonna take a detour and not mention whatever Disneyland tried to do out west for those few weeks with no rides or shows.
Please come along for a ride through the past year and some months as we delve into the closings, openings, and subsequently, closings and some reopening’s again. Until we get back to June 15, 2021. On the first day, all the parks have been open together in the past 17 months.
- JANUARY 25TH, 2020 Shanghai Disneyland is the first park to close
- JANUARY 26TH, 2020 Hong Kong Disneyland closes
- FEBRUARY 29TH, 2020 Tokyo Disneyland closes
- FEBRUARY 29TH, 2020 Tokyo DisneySEA closes
- MARCH 14TH, 2020 Disneyland, CA closes
- MARCH 14TH, 2020 California Adventure closes
- MARCH 16TH, 2020 Magic Kingdom closes
- MARCH 16TH, 2020 Animal Kingdom closes
- MARCH 16TH, 2020 Epcot closes
- MARCH 16TH, 2020 Hollywood Studios closes
- MARCH 16TH, 2020 Disneyland Paris closes
- MARCH 16TH, 2020 Walt Disney Studios Park closes
Now that we have all the closures out of the way, let us see how the roller coaster that goes on for the next few months with a few false starts.
Reopening and Closures
- MAY 11TH, 2020 Shanghai Disneyland is the first park to reopen and will stay open.
- JUNE 18TH, 2020 Hong Kong Disneyland Reopens for the first time.
- JULY 1ST, 2020 Tokyo Disneyland Reopens and will stay open
- JULY 1ST, 2020 Tokyo DisneySEA Reopens and will stay open.
- JULY 8TH, 2020 Hong Kong Disneyland Closes for the second time.
- JULY 11TH, 2020 Magic Kingdom Reopens and will stay open.
- JULY 11TH, 2020 Animal Kingdom Reopens and will stay open.
- JULY 15TH, 2020 Epcot Reopens and will stay open.
- JULY 15TH, 2020 Hollywood Studios Reopens and will stay open.
- JULY 15TH, 2020 Disneyland Paris Reopens for the first time.
- JULY 15TH, 2020 Walt Disney Studios Park Reopens for the first time.
- SEPT 22ND, 2020 Hong Kong Disneyland Reopens for the 2nd time.
- OCT 29TH, 2020 Disneyland Paris Closes for the 2nd time
- OCT 29TH, 2020 Walt Disney Studios Park Closes for the 2nd time.
- DEC 12TH, 2020 Hong Kong Disneyland Closes for the 3rd time.
- FEB 19TH, 2021 Hong Kong Disneyland Reopens again and stays open.
- JULY 15TH, 2021 Disneyland Paris Reopens again and stays open.
- JULY 15TH, 2021 Walt Disney Studios Park Reopens again and stays open.
Finally, that brings us to today with all the Disney World theme parks open! We are as excited as you all are about the openings of all that parks. We would like to thank you for keeping up with us over this past crazy year. Drop us a line here or on Facebook and let us know what park you have been waiting to see reopen. Or give us a good story about your first trip back. All positive! Lastly, we want to congratulate all the Cast Members who have returned to work or the new ones who are just starting.
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