Just When Can Disneyland Reopen? California Shares Details on Theme Park Reopening Plans

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Today, the state of California shared their update on just when theme parks could reopen. The much anticipated guidelines are there to provide a safe, clean environment for workers and customers. There are four different tiers that asses a county’s risk level. Disneyland can reopen when their county hits a Yellow tier level. When the area does hit that level, capacity must be limited to 25% based on operating capacity.

Currently, the Disneyland Resort is in an area with a Red Tier. Needless to say, the resort won’t be reopening any time soon, it would appear.

The guidelines from today’s event break out safety tips such as ventilation, cleaning and disinfection protocols; physical distancing guidelines; considerations for admission, entry, and security; considerations for attractions and dining; as well as considerations for performances, interactive exhibits, and events.

The full list of guidelines can be found here.

 

Rikki Niblett

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4 thoughts on “Just When Can Disneyland Reopen? California Shares Details on Theme Park Reopening Plans

  • October 20, 2020 at 4:57 pm
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    Let’s talk science. Florida’s theme parks have been opened for over 4 months without any major outbreaks attributed to them. California doesn’t believe Disney can replicate the same success? What is the scientific basis for keeping the parks closed when there is empirical data showing it can be done safely? Is this based on science and data….or just pure politics?

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  • October 20, 2020 at 6:17 pm
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    Political, they really don’t care if Disneyland ever opens again to be honest.

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  • October 20, 2020 at 7:58 pm
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    Well, it IS politics in some ways. Both ends of the spectrum. One Governor being extremely permissive in Florida and one being very cautious in California. Economically, the tourism from the theme parks seems to be a major economic driver in Florida and they seem to be much less so in California. From another perspective, my observation having been to Florida and California is there’s WAY more square footage on the east coast. Plenty of room to spread out. Much less density. In California, the parks are often elbow to elbow with huge crowds. I’ve often doubted they were even following fire department capacity caps at Disneyland on many occasions I’ve visited. I’ve never felt like that in Florida. In my opinion, and what I’ve felt all along, is the limits on crowds would be extremely problematic in California because of how comparatively small Disneyland is. Far less room for distancing. On top of that, I see the passholder base as an extreme challenge. With a huge number of passholders, a problem Florida doesn’t have in the same numbers, I don’t see how Disneyland Resort can serve ticketed day guests and also allow passholders enough access to make the annual pass make sense. There’s only so many times people will be sent to California Adventure or shut out entirely before they’re furious. Add on top of it a new land in California Adventure with Avengers Campus and I’m guessing that there’ll end up being a lot more shut out altogether.

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  • October 21, 2020 at 12:27 pm
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    So basically the answer to the question in the headline is not any time soon.

    I feel a lawsuit against the state of California is coming soon.

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