Rumors have been going around that soon California will update its reopening guidelines to allow non-residents to visit theme parks. Disneyland has confirmed that until further notice, only California residents will be allowed to visit the parks at the Disneyland Resort.
Despite this confirmation, SeaWorld in San Diego has updated its policy to allow non-California residents to visit so long as they are vaccinated. The notice on SeaWorld’s website reads:
“SeaWorld San Diego is now operating as a theme park. Per state COVID-19 restrictions, attendance is limited to California in-state visitors, and now out-of-state visitors will be required to show proof of a fully completed COVID-19 vaccine (you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second shot, or two weeks after the one-dose vaccine).”
The California state guidelines were updated on Monday but they still show that only residents are allowed to visit theme parks. The guidelines also refer to the state travel advisory which states that “Fully vaccinated persons from out of state may visit or attend activities or events that are restricted to in-state visitors.”
We aren’t sure if SeaWorld has jumped the gun in allowing non-California residents to visit or if perhaps they found a loophole in California’s inconsistent policies.
Stay tuned to Chip&Co for more Southern California theme park news!