The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created some challenges for popular attractions across the world, including Disneyland. Most recently, the theme park announced that its hotels will no longer take reservations through at least Dec. 31.
According to the Orange County Register, Disneyland’s three hotels — Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, and Paradise Pier Hotel — will not accept bookings for the rest of the year, and reservations for 2021 are not yet available online.
However, that doesn’t mean that Californians can’t enjoy some Disney fun during the holidays. The Orange County Register reports that Buena Vista Street’s outdoor shopping and dining areas are still currently scheduled to reopen on Nov. 19, though rides and attractions will remain closed. Strict COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect in the shopping and dining areas, including mandatory masks, sanitization protocols, contactless payment, and reduced capacity to ensure social distancing, the Orange County Register reports.
In addition, the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa still plans to open its Disney Vacation Club villas to club members only starting Dec. 6. Online booking for the villas began on Monday, Nov. 9, according to the Orange County Register.
California has been implementing stricter rules, as some counties are experiencing spikes in COVID-19 cases, according to FOX Business. Though only time will tell when the Disneyland hotels will open again, it will largely depend on the status of counties situated around the theme park. Large parks like Disneyland have stricter guidelines than smaller parks, FOX Business reported.
Until then, fans will have to wait to finally visit the “Happiest Place on Earth.”
Andrea Romano is a freelance writer in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @theandrearomano.
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