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Although theme parks around the US have reopened, those in California, including Disneyland, have not. Now, on the 6 – month anniversary of its closure, Disneyland is calling for action.
A group that represents Disneyland, Universal, Six Flags, Seaworld, Knott’s, and Legoland is calling on Gavin Newsome to reopen their parks. Erin Guerrero, on behalf of The California Attractions and Parks Association, released a statement asking for guidelines for reopening. “California’s amusement parks urge the governor to issue amusement park guidelines expeditiously so these vital community attractions can reopen their doors in a responsible manner and get residents back to work,”
Other parks throughout the US are opening. CA parks are unfortunately, stuck. Many employees are left without jobs as the parks put increasing pressure on the governor’s office to open their doors. Especially since they’ve made extensive safety plans. “Over those six months, parks crafted detailed plans to reopen — they include capacity reductions, face covering requirements, robust health and safety protocols for both guests and employees, and significant modifications to support physical distancing,” Guerrero said in the statement. “These practices will promote health and safety in ways that many activities Californians are currently engaging in won’t. However, in order to reopen, parks require guidance from the state and that guidance has not been forthcoming.”
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Fortunately, there are no outbreaks at open parks. Things are different, however, parks are doing everything in their power to protect guests. Hopefully, the parks are able to open soon. Will you be going when they do?