CA To Allow Reopening Of Disneyland, Other Theme Parks, Stadiums – Deadline


California health officials announced on Friday that the state will allow reopening of outdoor stadiums, ball parks and theme parks beginning April 1st.

The Department of Health says events and venues are for California residents only.

Live performances/sports with fans can begin in all tiers. Theme parks open in Red tier, which for Los Angeles, could be as soon as mid April.

Erin Guerrero, Executive Director of the California Attractions and Parks Association was quick to praise the decision.

“Today’s announcement from the Newsom Administration is very encouraging news for California’s amusement parks,” said Guerrero. “Parks now have a framework to safely and responsibly reopen. We appreciate the Administration’s willingness to work with the State’s theme parks on the finer details of the plan so parks can responsibly reopen soon, putting people safely back to work and reinvigorating local economies.”

Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood had already announced mini-reopenings for this month, centered around food available in the parks, but without major attractions open.

Magic Mountain in Valencia announced recently that it planned on reopening this spring. Looks like they were right.

The news comes one day after Governor Gavin Newsom announced changes that could allow Southern California counties and others across the state could be cleared to open more businesses and lift other restrictions sooner than anticipated.

The revamp will, for the first time, tie reopenings to vaccination totals and will prioritize getting Covid-19 vaccines to communities hardest hit by the pandemic. It will also reportedly allow counties to have a daily rate of 10 new cases per 100,000 residents, instead of the current 7 per 100,000. The test positivity threshold for the red tier won’t change from the current 8%.

The announcement comes about 12 hours after organizers of a recall effort targeting the governor announced that they had collected 1.9 million of the 2 million signatures they think they will need to ensure a vote of confidence in the governor’s performance.

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