Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California has been closed for nearly 10 months after shutting it’s gates on March 14th, 2020 along with Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The parks themselves had announced that they expected to stay closed until the new year but no further plans have been made for the parks to be opened as the state of California remains around 30,000 new cases of Covid-19 per day and are inching closer to 3 million cases.
Despite the closure of Disneyland, it appears there will be people on premise in the near future as Orange County (CA) has announced Disneyland as the first of five large POD (point-of-dispensing) for mass vaccinations with the ability to to vaccinate thousands per day.
“The Disneyland Resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the county’s first Super POD site – undertaking a monumental task in our vaccination distribution process,” said county Supervisor Andrew Do, acting chairman of the Board of Supervisors.ABC7
The first wave of those eligible for the vaccine are people in the state’s highest tier of priority, which includes workers in healthcare and long-term care facilities. The operation is appointment based (via employer) and walk-ups are not welcome. Orange County has set an expectation of July to have all of it’s residents vaccinated.