Disneyland Reopening Allowed
Theme parks in California including Universal Studios, Seaworld and Disneyland have been closed since last March. While some have been able to re-open for shopping and dining, they haven’t been able to operate as they were intended. That is about to change.
On April 1, 2021 some stadiums and theme parks will be allowed to re-open depending on the tier their county is in. Here is how it will work:
Outdoor sports and live performances:
- Purple Tier – Limited to 100 or fewer “regional attendees”, Advanced reservations required and no concession sales
- Red Tier – 20% capacity with in-state visitors only. In-seat concession sales allowed
- Orange Tier – 33% capacity with in-state visitors only
- Yellow Tier – 67% capacity with in-state visitors only
Amusement and theme parks:
- Red Tier – 15% capacity with in-state visitors only
- Orange Tier – 25% capacity with in-state visitors only
- Yellow Tier – 35% capacity with in-state visitors only
Amusement and theme parks will not be allowed to have indoor dining and indoor rides will be limited. Advanced reservations will also be required. Previously counties were required to be in the yellow tier before theme parks could re-open. This paves the way for many parks to re-open on April 1 as long as their counties reach the red tier.
It is important to point out that all of the counties in Southern California are currently in the Purple Tier which would not allow theme parks to re-open, however case trends are down and it is expected some may reach the Red Tier by April 1.
You can find more info about the guidelines at KTLA.
Disney Statement on Disneyland Re-Opening
In response to this new policy Disneyland President Ken Potrock issued the following statement:
“We are encouraged that theme parks now have a path toward reopening this spring, getting thousands of people back to work and greatly helping neighboring businesses and our entire community. With responsible Disney safety protocols already implemented around the world, we can’t wait to welcome our guests back and look forward to sharing an opening date soon.”
Disneyland Reopening Allowed – Bottom Line
This new policy enables big theme park operators like Universal, Seaworld, Legoland, Six Flags and Disney to begin planning the re-opening process for their parks. While there is still a lot we don’t know, I think it is safe to assume that many of your favorite theme parks will be back around April 1 and that is an exciting thing!