Disney says Disneyland is ready to reopen

    Executives from Disney said Disneyland in California is “ready to roll” during a theme park roundtable in Orlando led by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

    Disneyland has been closed since mid-March amid the COVID-19 pandemic and remains shuttered indefinitely.

    “Disneyland has been ready to roll since July,” Disney World’s chief operating officer Jim MacPhee said at the roundtable.

    Disney used the Florida roundtable as an opportunity to remind California Gov. Gavin Newsom that their theme parks are ready to open after more than five months of coronavirus closures and are awaiting guidance and reopening protocols from Newsom and California state officials.

    Disneyland was supposed to reopen on July 17, but that was postponed as coronavirus cases surged in California during the first half of the summer.

    State officials have not allowed theme parks to reopen due to a spike in coronavirus cases. However, Orange County, where Disneyland resides, was removed on Sunday from a list of counties on California’s monitoring list for coronavirus.