Disneyland demands California theme parks reopen as Newsom promises guidelines ‘very, very shortly’ – Orange County Register
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Gov. Gavin Newsom says an announcement is coming “very, very shortly” on reopening California theme parks.
Disneyland has been shut for months amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
The closure of Disneyland is crushing Anaheim’s economy. Buena Park desperately needs Knott’s to fully reopen. And the Happiest Place on Earth is unhappy.
Guests stop to take a selfie at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort on July 11, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. July 11, 2020 is the first day of the phased reopening. (Photo by Kent Phillips, Walt Disney World Resort)
There have been no reports of COVID-19 outbreaks at major U.S. amusement parks. What’s keeping California theme parks closed?
Crowds fill Main Street U.S.A. before the opening of Rise of the Resistance at In Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.(Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Disneyland could comfortably accommodate 50% of the 110-acre theme park’s theoretical pre-COVID-19 attendance capacity. We crunch the numbers.
Concept art of the Emperor coaster that was set to open in 2020 at SeaWorld San Diego, but has been pushed back to 2021 because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy of SeaWorld)
Theme parks that don’t start preparing for the travel recovery now might not get to be a part of it when it happens, writes theme park columnist Robert Niles.
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