After closing for nearly a year, Disneyland is finally allowed to reopen, along with other California theme parks and attractions starting April 1. This includes sports stadiums statewide. Capacity and attendance will be limited, and reopening will come with a series of mandatory restrictions. The news was officially announced by health officials earlier today.
Outdoor activities are allowed to resume statewide, just in time for spring break. California theme parks, including Universal Studios Hollywood, Knotts Berry Farm, and LEGOland in addition to Disneyland and California Adventure, may only be operated at 15% capacity. This depends on the respective theme park county entering California’s red layer designation.
California Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Mark Ghaly, made the news himself during a conference call to keep California residents informed of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The catch, which may deter vacationers eager to return to their favorite theme park, is that indoor rides are off limits. And the parks will only be open to individuals who actually live in the state.
The new restrictions imposed on the theme parks and sports stadiums include building capacity constraints and a time limit. Journeys that partially enter a building, even if only for a short time, are also off limits. Inside the various parks and stadiums it is not allowed to eat inside. Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock had this to say about Disneyland finally reopening its doors after nearly a full year of shutters.
“We are encouraged that theme parks now have a path to reopening this spring, getting thousands back to work and greatly helping neighboring businesses and our entire community. With responsible Disney safety protocols already in place around the world, we are not waiting to welcome our guests and look forward to sharing an opening date soon. ”
United Food and Commercial Workers, many of whom are employees at the reopening of theme parks and stadiums, were 100 percent behind the move to get things back up and running in time for spring break. Andrea Zinder, president of UFCW Local 324, said this in an official statement.
“Our Disney cast members are happy with this good news that the Disney parks will reopen in a month. More magic in their lives. Our priority will be to continue to work closely with the Governor and Disney to ensure that our members are protected from COVID-19 infections on the job when the parks reopen. “
It is as yet unclear how visitors can reserve data for visiting the various theme parks. Disneyland is expected to make a more formal announcement about their reopening plans shortly.
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