Disneyland to be closed on Christmas Day for the first time in 60 years

Downtown Disney will be closed as well.
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By , The New ALT 105.3

Things are going to be much different at Disneyland this holiday season.

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will both be closed on Christmas Day along with Disney's three Anaheim hotels.

Disneyland and the resorts have been closed for the past nine months and will remain shuttered through at least March 2021.

On Christmas Day, Downtown Disney and the partially reopened area of California Adventure (Buena Vista Street) will also remain closed.

The closures comes as outdoor dining is suspended once again after a reopening in July. Due to the stay-at-home order in Southern California, both were forced to close outdoor dining and furlough 350 employees.

The week between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve is typically the busiest of the year for the parks & hotels. Last year, Disneyland stopped ticket sales on the morning of December 27, 2019 since it reached full capacity.

Disneyland resort President Ken Potrock sent a letter to workers and employees noting that while the holiday tends to be a special time for families, this year is "certainly different."

“For six decades, Christmas Day has always been a special time at the Disneyland Resort, where our cast members have welcomed generations of guests to make cherished memories,” he wrote, per The Orange County Register.

“But this year is certainly different. Given the continued closure of our theme parks and hotels, and in alignment with typical Christmas operations at other retail locations and shopping centers, we have made the decision to close the Downtown Disney District, including Buena Vista Street, on Christmas Day.”

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