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Legoland California announces its targeted reopen date. Does this hint at Disneyland’s return?

Legoland California will reopen in July

Children and parents rush to line up and buy tickets at Legoland California in Carlsbad, Calif., Saturday, March 18, 2000. The Danish owned theme park is celebrating its first year of operation. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Children and parents rush to line up and buy tickets at Legoland California in Carlsbad, Calif., Saturday, March 18, 2000. The Danish owned theme park is celebrating its first year of operation. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
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Legoland has set a reopen date for July, becoming the first California theme park to announce its return date amid the coronavirus pandemic.

What’s going on:

  • Legoland announced it plans to reopen its theme park on July 1.
  • The park has remained closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has left more than 100,000 people dead across the country.
  • Per The Orange County Register, Legoland and SeaWorld San Diego were supposed to meet with San Diego health officials to discuss the reopen dates. SeaWorld did not release a target opening date.
  • The park will reportedly reopen with health and safety guidelines in place, which has been the case with other businesses reopening during the pandemic.

What does it mean for Disneyland?

Multiple parks in California can reopen under the third stage of the state’s roadmap to reopening, as I reported for the Deseret News. Those parks include:

  • Disneyland
  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • SeaWorld San Diego
  • Legoland California

The parks have been closed since mid-March, which is when they shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • “Theme parks are slated to open in stage 3 if the rate of spread of COVID-19 and hospitalizations remain stable,” California Health and Human Services Agency spokesperson Kate Folmar told The Orange Register. “The science and data of how COVID-19 hospitalizations are progressing, how prepared hospitals are for increased cases and whether hospitals have adequate personal protective equipment will guide when the state enters stage 3.”

Disneyland plans for reopening are expected soon.