Although Disney World was able to open in July of 2020, Disneyland has been unable to open because of the strict guidelines the state of California set for theme parks to be able to open. Now, California has released updated theme park reopening guidelines as the biggest theme parks in Southern California prepare to reopen.
As a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19, California Governor Gavin Newsom implemented a system where stay-at-home orders were enacted in regions that fell below 15% ICU capacity.
Several regions, including Southern California where Disneyland Resort is located, were put under these stay-at-home orders. Now, after California has begun to see recovery from the ICU capacity reaching 0%, the California government has lifted both the stay-at-home orders and the enacted curfew.
As COVID-19 cases surge in California, hospital availability has become a concern once again.
This morning, we reported that the City of Los Angeles has filed an identical safer-at-home order to Los Angeles County in an effort to lessen the load on hospitals. Now, California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a conditional regional stay-at-home order for the state.
Disneyland Resort closed earlier this year, and although Downtown Disney and part of Disney California Adventure (with limited shopping and dining), have reopened, the state of California still faces many challenges due to the global health crisis.
Disneyland recently canceled all reservations through the end of the year, and Orange County, where Disneyland resides, recently moved back to the state’s purple tier due to a fast increase in COVID-19 cases in the area.
Now, The Orange County Register reports that California Governor Gavin Newson has announced a new curfew for much of the state.
Disneyland has been closed since March 14th of this year.
Recently, California released its theme park reopening guidelines for Disneyland and other theme parks in the state. Health officials are saying that Disneyland may not open until next summer, so how will this further affect Southern California’s economy?
The Disneyland Resort theme parks remain the only Disney parks internationally that have not announced a reopening due to government restrictions.
California’s Governor Newsom said discussions regarding theme park reopening guidelines were “forthcoming” some time ago. Disneyland and other California theme parks requested, however, that the state not finalize the guidelines without their input. Early details about the guidelines were revealed a few weeks ago, but their official release was delayed following pushback. Today, the official theme park reopening guidelines were finally released.
On March 19th, California Governor Newsom issued a stay at home order for the people of his state.
But recently areas of California’s coastline have been flooded with large numbers of people, which could be prompting the Governor to close beaches and state parks.