California state officials recently visited Disneyland Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood as the state looks into how best to reopen the theme parks, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
- “We were grateful for the opportunity to share our enhanced health and safety protocols with state officials, including representatives from GO-Biz and the California Department of Health, earlier this week. We are hopeful this brings us closer to a positive resolution on behalf of our entire industry,” a spokesman for Universal Studios told The Hollywood Reporter.
A Disneyland spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter state officials visited the park but did not offer any new details.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom recent sent a team to Florida to look at Walt Disney World, which reopened earlier this summer, as I wrote about for Deseret.
Newsom is still in the process of writing reopening guidelines for Disneyland, and visiting Walt Disney World is a part of that process.
- “I have a whole team that spends their time not only getting the answer to that question, but asking those same questions,” Newsom said during the news conference. “And so this week, as a proof point of that, we have supported an effort to actually find out directly by sending our own team to these sites, as relates to theme parks, to get a better sense of what’s going on. While we absolutely take people’s word for information that they provide us, we want to see things for ourselves.”