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Disneyland reopening announcement coming soon, California governor says

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Disneyland could open soon.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that the state will soon provide updates about theme parks reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, USA Today reports.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that the state will soon provide updates about theme parks reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, USA Today reports.
Paul Hiffmeyer, Disneyland via MCT

Disneyland could be reopening soon, and an announcement could be right around the corner.

What’s going on?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that the state will soon provide updates about theme parks reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, USA Today reports.

  • “We will be making announcements soon as it relates to theme parks and amusement parks. I am not here today to make that presentation, but want folks to know we are actively working in a number of sectors.”

Pressure has increased on California’s governor to reopen the parks because of what theme parks mean to the tourism industry within the state, according to USA Today.

  • “Even a partial reopening would help Anaheim and surrounding cities in California’s Orange County that depend on tourists from around the world to spend lavishly at Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, hotels, restaurants and shopping districts.”

Theme parks push for reopening

Earlier this week, the California Attractions and Parks Association sent Gov. Newsom a letter that urged the state to allow theme parks to reopen amid the pandemic, as I wrote about for Deseret.com.

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.”