Before you get too excited, all that they reopened was Downtown Disney. So they reopened the dining and retail sections of the park, but left the rest shut down for now. Nonetheless, apparently lots of people were just excited for anything connected.
Finally, back in mid June, Disney announced that they were planning on reopening all attractions. Albeit, with social distancing and new safety guidelines to ensure that they complied with a new social norm.
It Didn’t Last Long
Then, as the second wave came through the US, the state of California mandated that Disney shut down attractions. Setting Disney back months and forcing them to reconsider how to go about reopening the parks.
Especially when Universal Studios was already back up and running. They reopened to much lower numbers than they were used to, but they were reopened nonetheless. Proving that people would be willing to brave the elements and pandemic to get an adrenaline rush.
Is this a sign of people being willing to go back to normal? Certainly all of us want to go back to normal, but it will not happen overnight just because we can go get Starbucks.
Right now we just have to wait and see what happens in terms of reopenings. Hopefully this is a sign of improvement, because lord knows we need it right now.