Disneyland may reopen on April Fool’s Day, along with other California theme parks and stadiums
After nearly a year of closure, Disneyland may reopen on April 1st along with other California theme parks and attractions. This includes sports stadiums across the state. Capacity and attendance are limited, and reopening is subject to a number of mandatory restrictions. The news was officially announced by health officials today.
Just in time for the spring break, outdoor activities are allowed to resume throughout the state. The California theme parks, which include Disneyland and California Adventure as well as Universal Studios Hollywood, Knotts Berry Farm and LEGOland, are only allowed to be occupied to 15%. This depends on whether the county in which the theme park is located has the California red animal designation.
California Minister of Health Dr. Mark Ghaly himself conveyed the message during a conference call to keep California residents informed of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The catch that can put off vacationers eager to return to their favorite theme park is that indoor rides are prohibited. And the parks are only open to people who actually live in the state.
New restrictions placed on theme parks and sports stadiums include building capacity restrictions and a time limit. Journeys that sometimes only take place for a short time in a building are also prohibited. No indoor eating is permitted in the various parks and stadiums. Ken Potrock, President of the Disneyland Resort, had this to say that Disneyland was finally reopening its doors after almost a year of closure.
“We are encouraged that theme parks now have a way to reopen this spring, get thousands of people back to work, and help neighboring businesses and our entire community immensely. With responsible Disney safety protocols already in place around the world, we can Can’t wait to welcome our guests again and look forward to sharing an opening date soon. ”
United Food and Commercial Workers, many of whom are employees of the reopened theme parks and stadiums, were one hundred percent behind the step of getting things back on track in time for the spring break. Andrea Zinder, President of UFCW Local 324, had this to say in an official statement.
“Our Disney cast are encouraged today by the good news that Disney parks will reopen in a month. They’ve been on vacation or unemployed for a year and look forward to getting back to work to help the Californians add more magic to their lives. Our priority will be to continue to work closely with the Governor and Disney to ensure our members are protected from COVID-19 infections as the parks reopen. ”
It is currently unclear how visitors can reserve appointments to visit the various theme parks. Disneyland is expected to more formally announce its plans to reopen soon.
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