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California is ‘getting closer’ to reopening Disneyland, Gov. Gavin Newsom says

Gov. Gavin Newsom said California is getting closer to reopening theme parks.

In this July 9, 2020, file photo, guests at the Disneyland Resort visit the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif.
Guests at the Disneyland Resort visit the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif., on July 9, 2020.
Jeff Gritchen, The Orange County Register via Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said this week that the state is “getting closer” to issuing guidelines for theme parks — like Disneyland — to reopen in the near future.

California theme parks — like Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California — remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • “Conversations are ongoing, just as a reminder, for theme parks, amusement parks and the like,” Newsom said, according to the Orange County Register.

Negotiations to reopen the theme parks are “making progress,” he said.

  • “There are still many areas where we are open-ended in terms of our negotiations. Making progress and advancing in the same space. Getting closer to concluding when and how to safely reopen those sectors.”

Epidemiological data will be a key factory, he said, according to the Orange County Register.

  • “The epi data shows us the way and provides us the capacity to make determinations. We will make those determinations in real time.”

Earlier this week, Newsom said that California is “actively” working with Disneyland to help get theme parks reopened, as I wrote for Deseret.com.

  • “We are working with them,” Newsom said. “We set our discussions aside on that. They’re forthcoming.”