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CA to allow theme parks like Disneyland, live shows to resume at reduced capacity on April 1

CA to allow theme parks like Disneyland, live shows to resume at reduced capacity on April 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. — California will allow certain outdoor activities to resume with capacity restrictions, including the reopening of theme parks, on April 1, health officials announced Friday. Theme parks may open at 15% capacity when their respective counties enter the state’s red tier designation, Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of California Health and Human Services, said […]

Disneyland Unveils Special Park Event in March

Disneyland Unveils Special Park Event in March

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE ANAHEIM—Disneyland officials released details Feb. 24 of a mini opening of the theme park in Anaheim next month in a limited-capacity ticketed event called A Touch of Disney. The theme park, which has been shut down for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will reopen partially on March 18 through April 5 for the […]

California Legislators Introducing Bill To Allow Disneyland, Other Large Theme Parks To Reopen Earlier Than Gavin Newsom’s Plan Allows

California Legislators Introducing Bill To Allow Disneyland, Other Large Theme Parks To Reopen Earlier Than Gavin Newsom’s Plan Allows

By Tom Tapp On Thursday, two California Assembly members representing districts impacted greatly by the closure of Disneyland and Six Flags Magic Mountain were set to co-sponsor a bill that will place all theme parks in the “Orange – Moderate – Tier 3” of the state’s Covid-19 Industry Guidance for Amusement Parks and Theme Parks. The guidance in […]

Disney To Lay Off 32,000 Workers As Coronavirus Devastates Theme Parks

Disney To Lay Off 32,000 Workers As Coronavirus Devastates Theme Parks

ANDREW TRUNSKY CONTRIBUTOR Disney is preparing to lay off 32,000 employees as the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep visitors away from theme parks. Most of those layoffs would come from Disney’s parks, experiences and products division, according to a report Disney filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday. The company announced in September that it would lay off 28,000 […]

California allows theme parks to reopen, but Disney and Universal may not return until next summer

California allows theme parks to reopen, but Disney and Universal may not return until next summer

California theme parks closed in mid-March as the COVID-19 pandemic forced business across the U.S. to shutter their operations and society to adjust to the ‘new normal.’ By BRADY MACDONALD  California has cleared theme parks to reopen after more than seven months of coronavirus closures provided they follow newly issued COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, but […]

Anaheim Struggles as Disneyland Waits To Reopen

Anaheim Struggles as Disneyland Waits To Reopen

By DREW VAN VOORHIS Disneyland will likely be waiting longer to reopen its famous Anaheim theme park after California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that he feels “there’s no hurry putting out guidelines” to reopen. In an Oct. 7 press conference, Newsom admitted there were “disagreements in terms of opening a major theme park,” adding, “We’re going to let […]

CA Rules For Reopening Disneyland, Universal Studios, Other Parks Must Be “Thoughtful” And “Responsible,” Says State’s Top Health Official – Updated

CA Rules For Reopening Disneyland, Universal Studios, Other Parks Must Be “Thoughtful” And “Responsible,” Says State’s Top Health Official – Updated

By Tom Tapp UPDATED with latest: After a group of 18 California senators and assemblymembers issued a letter on Monday asking Governor Gavin Newsom to issue guidelines for theme parks to reopen, the state’s top health official addressed the matter. Asked when guidance for theme parks would be released, Dr. Mark Ghaly said, “We’re working hard to get that […]

Disneyland in California to Temporarily Close Over Coronavirus

Disneyland in California to Temporarily Close Over Coronavirus

BY JACK PHILLIPS The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday announced it would close Disneyland over concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus. The closure will go into effect starting on Saturday, March 14, and last until the end of the month, the company confirmed. It will work with visitors who want to change or cancel their plans and provide refunds […]