California theme parks may be able to reopen as soon as April 1

Posted Saturday, March 6, 2021 11:51 AM | Contributed by Jeff

California health officials set new rules on Friday that would allow Disneyland and other theme parks, stadiums and outdoor entertainment venues to reopen as early as April 1, after a closure of nearly a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Friday’s announcement means theme parks in red-zoned counties could reopen at 15% capacity on April 1. The less restrictive orange and yellow tiers would allow reopenings at 25% and 35% capacity, respectively.

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Saturday, March 6, 2021 11:53 AM
Jeff's avatar

Disney has said they can't effectively make it worth it with anything less than 25%. Although, does the state have the authority to say what capacity is in the first place? Sure, local fire officials can say a room has a maximum occupancy, but what about an outdoor venue?

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Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:32 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

I have my first vaccine shot (by virtue of being a teacher) and will be vaccinated by April 1st. My wife will not. She says I can't go to Disneyland until she is vaccinated. I guess we had a good run.

In all seriousness, I wonder it the 25% thing was a negotiating tactic or was actually reflective of the bottom line.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Sunday, March 7, 2021 9:11 PM

What I find interesting is that theme parks are restricted to in state residents under the reopening guidelines. My wife and I were seriously considering extending the return leg of our Hawaii vacation in June / July to hit up Disney with such a low capacity. Clearly we have some pent up travel demand that we have to work through!


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