The Walt Disney Co plan of resuming the services of the theme parks and resort hotels in California is going to be delayed until Disneyland gets approval from the state, the company mentioned on Wednesday.

Disney had previously planned to reopen the Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park on July 17. "California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4," Disney mentioned in a statement, of one the reason for getting postponed.

Disneyland Opening Delayed in California

Shanghai Disneyland
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The company had also received pushback from unions representing 17,000 workers at its Disneyland Resort in Southern California, who said they were not convinced the theme park would be safe enough to reopen by the company's target date.

Disney began closing its theme parks around the world in January in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus. Disney in early May said that measures to contain the pandemic had cut its profits by $1.4 billion, most from its shuttered theme parks. Disney began reopening its theme parks in May, starting with Shanghai Disneyland, and last week reopened Hong Kong Disneyland. In Florida, it has partially reopened its Disney Springs entertainment and shopping complex.

(With agency inputs)