Disneyland and other California theme parks have been given the green light to potentially reopen on April 1, but there are some conditions that have to be met first.
Counties that are in the red tier will have the opportunity to reopen their theme parks at the 15% capacity level. Once they are in the orange tier, the capacity level can go up to 25% and the capacity can go to 35% once the yellow tier is reached.
Any county that is in the purple tier will not be allowed to have theme park reopenings. Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego all remain in the purple tiers, so they will have to reach the red tier by April 1 to reopen on that date.
There’s a catch though. Not everyone will be eligible to enter the theme parks.
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Variety notes that “attendance is limited to in-state visitors only,” which means that only people already in California will be allowed to enter the parks at this time.
Disneyland president Ken Potrock just released a statement on the exciting news.
“We are encouraged that theme parks now have a path toward reopening this spring, getting thousands of people back to work and greatly helping neighboring businesses and our entire community,” he shared. “With responsible Disney safety protocols already implemented around the world, we can’t wait to welcome our guests back and look forward to sharing an opening date soon.”
The OG Disney park is the last of the Disney parks to reopen. All of the other parks have been opened since last July, with many health and safety protocols in place. Earlier this year, Disneyland even suspended their annual pass program indefinitely as a reopen date seemed unlikely any time soon.