Last weekend saw the reopening of Disney World in Florida, despite the state's current surge in coronavirus cases. While the "Happiest Place on Earth" is back in business in the Sunshine State, Disneyland is still closed in California. Originally, the park was supposed to reopen today, on its 65th anniversary, but the opening has been pushed back. Many Disney fans have taken to Twitter today to honor the park's birthday, and share photos and memories from times before the closure.
“We previously announced a proposed phased reopening of our theme parks for July 17, pending government approvals," Disney Parks wrote in a statement last month. "We developed enhanced health and safety protocols for both cast and guests at Shanghai Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort that have been approved, allowing us to reopen in a responsible manner and bring our cast members back to work."
“The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4. Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials. Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a reopening date.”
You can check out some of the tweets celebrating Disneyland's 65th birthday below...
Happy Birthday #Disneyland65 ! 65 years ago today, The park opened at 11am Pacific. Until The coronavirus struck, the park had rarely been closed. Once was Nov 23, 1963 after JFK’s assaination & January 17, 1994 after a 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit in the early morning. pic.twitter.com/5LomYOAL5v— LEO’sCoastToCoast (@LEOsCoast2Coast) July 17, 2020
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For those of you that were wanting to purchase the 65th anniversary spirit jersey, they added it to #ShopDisney today along with a few other goodies 😊 #disneyland65 #Disneyland pic.twitter.com/0PqveQu00i— desuhhhree (@desuhhhree) July 17, 2020
Happy Birthday to the original. Always my happy place, and the spot of so many birthdays, celebrations, and generally just congregating after school because rides + hand dipped corn dogs make everything better 💕 #Disneyland65 pic.twitter.com/wZwQ3bjFBT— Melanie (@MissusMelnee) July 17, 2020
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#OnThisDay in 1955, the very first Disney theme park, Disneyland, officially opened to the public! This is the only Disney park built and stepped foot in by Walt Disney himself. Happy 65th anniversary to the original Magic Kingdom and the Happiest Place on Earth! #Disneyland65 pic.twitter.com/dQLMcBStio— Bmanlegoboy (@Bmanlegoboy) July 17, 2020
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