We have exciting news regarding when Disneyland will be able to reopen!
Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom shared updates regarding the state’s guidelines in response to the global health crisis.
These updated guidelines will allow California theme parks to reopen on April 1st, as reported by the Orange County Register.
Beginning on the first of April, theme parks in California will be able to reopen at 15% capacity in the “substantial” tier. Further capacity adjustments can be made once counties are in the “moderate” and “minimal” tier. California residents will be the only guests permitted to attend the reopened parks.
Orange County, where Disneyland is located, is currently in the “widespread” tier, but is anticipated to move into the “substantial” tier sometime in the next week. If the county does move into the “substantial” tier, it would have the potential to reopen on April 1st.
Disneyland President, Ken Potrock, shared a statement regarding the new announcement!
— Disney Parks News (@DisneyParksNews) March 5, 2021
Earlier today, Governor Newsom announced a new plan that would allow counties to move to lower tiers more easily, meaning they would be able to loosen some restrictions. This plan also includes a major rollout of vaccines for communities that were significantly impacted by the pandemic.
For a county in the “widespread” tier — defined as having more than seven cases per 100,000 — to be able to move to the “substantial” tier, a county would need to have 4-7 cases per 100,000 according to Newsom’s new guidelines. This small adjustment in numbers makes it easier for counties to reduce restrictions.