California’s newly-released, strict guidelines show a dark future for large theme parks like Disneyland and Universal.
Those parks have been closed since the spring, and according to the new guidelines released by the state’s health department, it’s not known when they’ll be able to reopen.
Disneyland President Pen Potrock released a statement following the health departments announcement:
“We have proven that we can responsibly reopen, with science-based health and safety protocols strictly enforced at our theme park properties around the world. Nevertheless, the State of California continues to ignore this fact, instead mandating arbitrary guidelines that it knows are unworkable and that hold us to a standard vastly different from other reopened businesses and state-operated facilities. Together with our labor unions we want to get people back to work, but these State guidelines will keep us shuttered for the foreseeable future, forcing thousands more people out of work, leading to the inevitable closure of small family-owned businesses, and irreparably devastating the Anaheim/Southern California community.”Ken Potrock, Disneyland Resort President
Whenever Disneyland is finally allowed to reopen, they will be forced to limit capacity to 25%.
We covered all of the guidelines in our recent blog post.