For months, we’ve been monitoring the reopening guidelines in California and seen how Orange County, where Disneyland Resort is located, has progressed through California’s reopening tiers.
Most recently, Orange County was in California’s Orange Tier, but now things are changing in a way that could cause increases in capacity at Disneyland.
According to the Orange County Register, California’s Orange County will be moving to the yellow tier under California’s reopening guidelines tomorrow, May 19th.
According to state data shared by the OCR, the “number of cases per 100,000 resident had reached 1.5 and had remained below the threshold of 2 cases per 100,000 for the required two weeks,” allowing Orange County to move to the yellow tier. California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy website already shows the county to be in the yellow tier.
What changes will take place under the yellow tier? Well, some businesses will be cleared to reopen indoor service or expand their attendance, bars that don’t serve food will be able to allow a certain number of guests inside, and museums, zoos, and aquariums will be able to go from 50% capacity to full capacity.
When it comes to amusement parks, like Disneyland and others, they will be allowed to increase capacity from 25% to 35% under the yellow tier.
Under California’s theme park reopening guidelines, in the yellow tier theme parks can also allow indoor dining to go from 25% capacity to 50% capacity.
On Monday, Dr. Mark Ghaly, the Secretary of Health and Human Services in California said that California’s rules requiring that masks be worn indoors will stay in place until June 15th. That’s the date when California is expected to fully reopen.
As of right now, Disneyland has not yet announced that it will be increasing park capacity as a result of Orange County entering into the yellow tier, but we will be on the lookout for more updates about that.
Stay tuned for all the latest updates!