Disney Doesn’t Anticipate A Closure of More Than 6 Months

    With the Disney theme parks closed indefinitely, many Disney fans around the world are wondering the same thing “When will Disney reopen?”. It’s a question that has been on our mind too, and thanks to an email obtained by MiceChat, we have a little bit better idea of what Disney is thinking in terms of a timeline.

    In an email to furloughed employees, Disney talks about the furlough as one of many necessary steps that the Company has to take due to the unprecedented closure period. While the majority of the email goes over details that are already known such as a furlough start date of April 19th and medical benefits, it does talk about bumping rights. Here is the interesting part of the email, emphasis added by us.

    State laws require us to inform you that you do have certain bumping rights and that at this time we do not anticipate the furlough exceeding six months. 

    With the California governor stating that large gatherings are unlikely through August, we can start to narrow our gaze on a few months in the Fall if Disneyland is required to follow the guidance of the governor. Keep in mind that the governor hasn’t put an order in place yet, but that when he did have an order in place earlier this year, Disneyland was exempt.

    If the order goes into effect and if Disney doesn’t anticipate a furlough of more than 6 months, it’s possible that Disneyland will reopen sometime in the September to November timeline.

    In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis has not commented on large gatherings as it relates to the rest of the summer and has indicated that he wants to reopen the economy.

    As of publish time, Disney is accepting new reservations at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland starting with June 1st. At Walt Disney World, park hours have been removed through May 9th.

    As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com for the latest Disney Parks news and photos. We’ll continue to bring you news and photos, where possible, through the Disney Parks closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will resume our normal coverage once the parks reopen to guests on July 11th!

    Mike is the owner and writer for BlogMickey.com. Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks. You can reach him at [email protected]


    1. I would love to see Disney opening in 6 months as we have a trip scheduled in late August. I don’t see it happening though. Without a vaccine or a set of treatment drugs readily available, a mass gathering of people would only spark another COVID-19 outbreak. What we want just doesn’t match up with the reality of the situation which is, you can’t gather people together without placing yourself or others lives in danger of catching COVID-19. If Disney does happen to open, it will be sevearly restricted and possibly at a substantial cost to help limit crowds.

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