BREAKING: Disneyland President Responds to “Arbitrary” Theme Park Reopening Guidelines; Parks Will Remain Closed for Foreseeable Future, More Layoffs to Come

Disneyland President Ken Potrock has released a stern statement regarding “arbitrary” theme park reopening guidelines just issued today by the State of California. You can read the full statement below.


As we’ve seen in the past, Disney Parks does not shy away when it comes to “clapping back” at government officials. So far, we saw the Chief Medical Officer respond to Governor Gavin Newsom regarding their science-based safety protocols, and now we see Disneyland Resort’s very own recently-minted President, Ken Potrock, step forward.

In Potrock’s statement, he once again reiterates their proven, science-based health and safety protocols before directly pinning the state for its “arbitrary” and “unworkable” guidelines. Disneyland, considered a “large theme park” under new guidance, due to their capacity—is under more stringent restrictions than its smaller counterparts, and may only open under the Yellow “Minimal” tier, and at 25% capacity.

Disneyland recently reached agreements with 11 labor unions, but with a reopening date dependent on COVID-19 rates, it’s unknown whether they’ll be able to reopen in November, December, or even next year.

Potrock states the guidelines will now keep the parks shuttered “for the foreseeable future, forcing thousands more people out of work… and irreparably devastating the Anaheim/Southern California community.” City of Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu also spoke out against the guidelines, claiming that small businesses and working families “will not survive another year of this.”