California officials have just announced that some outdoor theme parks, stadiums and ball parks will be eligible for reopening with “very reduced capacity” beginning on April 1st in counties that meet certain conditions.
The update is made possible by the lower number of Covid-19 cases, along with the distribution of vaccines and a plan for more equitable distribution of those vaccines, said Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency.
California can begin gradually and safely bringing back more activities, especially those that occur outdoors and where consistent masking is possible, Ghaly said in a release.
The Newsom administration’s “Blueprint Refresh” allows Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, SeaWorld, Legoland California and other California theme parks to reopen as early as April 1st once the counties they are reside in reach the red/substantial tier 2 risk status.
Right now Disneyland remain in the most restrictive purple tier.
Starting on April 1st, California theme parks can reopen at 15% capacity in the red/substantial tier 2, 25% capacity in the orange/moderate tier 3 and 35% capacity in the least-restrictive yellow/minimal tier 4.
Theme park attendance will be limited to California residents only.
Reopening guidelines will be worked out over the next couple of weeks in partnership with the California theme parks.
Disney just released this statement from Ken Potrock, Disneyland President.
Click here to read the full statement from Ken Potrock to Disneyland Guests, Cast Members and the Community.
We hope to have an official opening date for Disneyland very soon!