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Disneyland remains ‘ready’ to reopen if state officials let them

Disneyland remains ready to reopen if it receives approval

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland.

A train zips through Big Thunder Mountain and past the historic Rainbow Ridge Mining Town on the “wildest ride in the wilderness.” Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, a popular roller coaster attraction, is located in Frontierland at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif.

Joshua Sudock, Disneyland Resort

Disneyland remains ready to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic if local health officials give the park the go-ahead, according to the Disney Parks chairman.

What’s going on?

Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney’s parks, products and experiences unit, recently told Roger Dow that Disneyland is ready to reopen if and when it receives full approval.

  • “As soon as a date and those guidelines are set, I can tell you, we’re ready.”

D’Amaro said Disney World has implemented many new guidelines and measures, some of which may exist once the pandemic ends, too.

  • “These are things that are helping us now, but I think they’re here to stay.”

He also admitted Disneyland’s reopening could help the entire “ecosystem” of the travel industry.

Yes, but ...

  • The city of Anaheim doesn’t appear ready to budge on reopening Disneyland. The city remains in Stage 3 of reopening businesses, which does not include theme parks.
  • The timeline suggests Stage 4 could begin in the “coming months,” USA Today reports.

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