Some good news for Disneyland fans. The California theme park and California Adventure are looking to open on July 17th. This will follow Downtown Disney in Anaheim, which is opening on July 9th. The Grand Californian and Paradise Pier hotels will open on July 23rd.
MGM Resorts is opening more of their Las Vegas properties. The Luxor and the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay Place will reopen on June 25th. The Aria, Mandalay Bay, and Four Seasons Las Vegas will open July 1st.
Hotel traffic is improving. The latest numbers show occupancy just over 36-percent. That’s a six percent increase from a month ago, but still a good amount below where things were one year ago.
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