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When Will California’s Theme Parks Actually Reopen?

When Will California’s Theme Parks Actually Reopen?

By Robert Niles Now that California’s theme parks have approval to reopen, starting April 1, when will they actually start welcoming back guests? Only one California theme park has announced an official reopening date at this point. But we can take very educated guesses about the rest. First, it is appearing unlikely that any California […]

When will Southern California restaurants, gyms, theme parks reopen? Here’s a timeline

When will Southern California restaurants, gyms, theme parks reopen? Here’s a timeline

By LUKE MONEY,  RONG-GONG LIN II Indoor dining establishments, gyms, museums and amusement parks can begin reopening as soon as this weekend in parts of Southern California. But the exact timing differs by county, and some things are still up in the air. Here is a breakdown: What counties are reopening and when? AS EARLY AS SUNDAY: Thirteen counties — […]

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 […]

Newsom: Announcement coming ‘very, very shortly’ on reopening California theme parks

Newsom: Announcement coming ‘very, very shortly’ on reopening California theme parks

By BRADY MACDONALD | [email protected] | Newsom commented on his plans to issue guidelines for reopening amusement parks during a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday an announcement will be coming “very, very shortly” on issuing COVID-19 guidelines that would allow California theme parks to safely reopen after more than six months of coronavirus […]

California theme parks reopen — without rides

California theme parks reopen — without rides

California theme parks are returning with innovative solutions like zoo exhibits, food festivals, walk-through installations, shopping esplanades and possibly even haunted events while roller coasters, parades, fireworks and other activities that draw large crowds are prohibited. By BRADY MACDONALD | [email protected] | Months of closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic have forced California theme parks to find creative ways to […]