Disneyland and Universal Studios are now asking for California to hold off from issuing reopening guidelines for the theme parks until they’ve consulted with those within the industry, according to the Orange County Register.

What’s going on?

The California Attractions and Parks Association asked state officials to speak with theme park operators before they make any reopening guidelines for theme parks in California.

  • “We ask the governor not to finalize guidance for amusement parks before engaging the industry in a more earnest manner, listening to park operators’ expertise and collaborating with the industry on a plan that will allow for amusement parks to reopen responsibly while still keeping the health and safety of park employees and guests a top priority,” CAPA executive director Erin Guerrero said in a statement, according to the OC Register.
  • The group includes theme parks such as Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, SeaWorld San Diego, Legoland California, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and California’s Great America.
Here’s how many people Disneyland could allow into the park even with social distancing

What happened before

The group previously called on California Gov. Gavin Newsom to issue guidelines for amusement parks — like Disneyland and Universal Studios — to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, which I wrote about for Deseret.com.

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According to Deadline, CAPA executive director Erin Guerrero wrote in her statement:

  • 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.”
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