Just days after California Governor Gavin Newsom postponed the long-awaited reopening guidelines for theme parks in the state, it seems little progress has been publicly made.
In Monday’s press conference, Governor Newsom ignored a question from the Associated Press’ Adam Beam about when Disneyland could reopen, and instead focused on the second part of Beam’s question concerning California’s color tier system for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on local businesses.
The Disneyland Resort, along with Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, SeaWorld San Diego and other theme and amusement parks, recently pushed back on the planned guidelines, which would have restricted visits exclusively to guests who live with 120 miles from the parks, and could only reopen at 25% once their county reached the least-restrictive “minimal” risk level, likely keeping parks closed for weeks or even months, possibly even reaching into 2021. As part of the postponement, California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly stated: “Given the size and operational complexities of these unique sectors, we are seeking additional input from health, workforce and business stakeholders to finalize this important framework — all leading with science and safety.”
As of the writing of this article, no updated plan has been announced.
Keep reading WDWNT and Disneyland News Today for updates on this continuing story.