Online Petition Calls on Disneyland to Delay Reopening

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Right on the heels of an announcement from the Walt Disney Company that Disneyland California will be reopening, comes a petition from fans to delay the event. The park is still awaiting state approval for its July 17th plan, a date that coincides with Disneyland’s 65th anniversary, but some park-goers are uncomfortable with any date before new COVID-19 case numbers have dropped.

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The petition on has gained more than 28,000 signatures as of Saturday and is gaining momentum. Signatures come from fans, Annual Passholders, and even some Cast Members who cite concerns over their own health and that of their family members. 

The petition’s description states “As you know, Covid-19 cases are rising and have not dropped. Many people have lost loved ones due to this pandemic and by reopening the parks they are endangering cast members and guests to be exposed to Covid-19. There are more cases now than when the parks closed on March 13th, 2020. Health officials have stated that the 2nd wave of Covid-19 will be worse. So reopening before the 2nd wave even hits us is irresponsible and greedy.”

Walt Disney World is opening on July 11th, and representatives of both parks are claiming to have new safety measures to implement. Capacity will be severely limited at first, relying on a new reservation system for guests, masks will be required, and many live events such as parades, fireworks, and character meet-and-greets will be suspended; other guidelines have yet to be released. 

It remains to be seen whether this petition will affect current plans. What do you think of Disneyland’s reopening plans? Is it too soon or right on time?

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Allison is a local writer for Chip and Co. who traded in rainy days back home in Belgium for the sunny Disney life in Florida. She and her husband spend their days off at Epcot, eating Mickey bars and ride-hopping with their two little princesses.
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