As Disney Parks and Theme Parks around the globe have successfully reopened California’s Theme Parks have remained closed. Learn about the request that Disneyland and the other California Theme Parks have made to Governor Newsom in an effort to release reopening plans.
Last week, Orange County, California was able to move to the Substatial Tier. This was great news for Downtown Disney. This now allows up to 25% of indoor dining capacity in Orange County and in the Downtown Disney District. Outdoor dining has been and will remain unlimited as long as socially distancing is practiced.
Roundtable for Reopening
On August 28th, we shared that Governor Newsom would be conducting a roundtable to address new reopening guidelines. Newsom shared, “We are trying to accommodate for some of the other amusement activities in this state. You will be getting that as soon as we work through that…we are actively looking at where we land on that.”
During this same press conferred Governor Newsom shared that they did not yet have a reopening plan for Disneyland and other large amusement parks. He shared that that these reopening plans would be “forthcoming – it is a very dynamic conversation.”
“WE are trying to accommodate for some of the other amusement activities in the state.”California Governor Newsom
Unfortunately, weeks have passed since this press conference and round table discussion and reopening guidelines have yet to be released. Today, a request was made from the the California Theme Parks to receive reopening guidelines.
California Theme Parks Request
The Sacramento based CAPA organization (California Amusement Park Association) represents many of the major Theme Parks that reside in California including: Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, SeaWorld San Diego, Legoland California, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and California’s Great America.
Today, CAPA has called for Governor Newsom to set out reopening guidelines for the California based Theme Parks. CAPA executive director, Erin Guerrero stated, “California’s amusement parks urge the governor to issue amusement park guidelines expeditiously so these vital community attractions can reopen their doors in a responsible manner and get residents back to work.”
California Amusement parks urge the governor to issue reopening guidelines expeditiously.
The California based Theme Parks have been closed for 6 months. In April, California Theme Parks submitted reopening proposals including the health and safety protocols that we have seen in the reopening of Walt Disney World.
Guerrero shares that the reopening plans for the California based Theme Parks, “will promote health and safety in ways that many activities Californians are currently engaging in won’t. However, in order to reopen, parks require guidance from the state and that guidance has not been forthcoming.“
“in order to reopen, parks require guidance from the state and that guidance has not been forthcoming.”Erin Guerrero
At this point in time Disneyland has made advances to prepare for the reopening of both Disneyland and California Adventure. Guests continue to make Disneyland Resort reservations, but with no reopening set these reservations continue to be cancelled. We are hoping that soon clear reopening plans will be in place and Disneyland, along with the other California Theme Parks, will be able to reopen.
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