For over a month Governor Newsom has reported that theme park reopening plans would be available soon; however, no plans have yet officially been announced. Now Disneyland and fellow California theme parks are asking for a delay in the reopening plans. Find out why they feel that a delay is needed.
Reopening Plans Promised
“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.”
Rumored Reopening Guidelines
Earlier we shared that rumored reopening guidelines have surfaced. These include much smaller park capacity requirements than used at Walt Disney World, advanced ticket sales, and surprisingly restrictions of Guests visiting the Parks based on their zip code. Check out these “possible” guidelines HERE.
Governor Newsom continues to state that these reopening guidelines will be available SOON, but the days continue to pass by as California theme parks remain closed.
Disneyland Requests A Delay
Disneyland, Universal, and fellow California theme parks are part of the California Attractions and Parks Association (CAPA). They are requesting to have an active voice in the finalizing of the reopening guidelines.
“We ask the governor not to finalize guidance for amusement parks before engaging the industry in a more earnest manner.”Erin Guerrero
Erin Guerrero, CAPA executive director, shares, “We ask the governor not to finalize guidance for amusement parks before engaging the industry in a more earnest manner, listening to park operators’ expertise and collaborating with the industry on a plan that will allow for amusement parks to reopen responsibly while still keeping the health and safety of park employees and guests a top priority.”
CAPA has seen the initial drafts of the health and safety protocols that will be required for the reopening of the California theme parks. Guerrero stated, “While we are aligned on many of the protocols and health and safety requirements, there are many others that need to be modified if they are to lead to a responsible and reasonable amusement park reopening plan.”
“while we are aligned on many of the PROTOCOLS….there are many others that need to be modified if they are to lead to a responsible and reasonable amusement park reopening plan.”Erin Guerrero
Do you think that Governor Newsom should listen to the concerns of CAPA in response to these reopening plans? What plans do you think CAPA would like to modify? When do you think these theme parks may be able to reopen? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page.