A new bill in California will allow Disneyland to open much earlier than originally planned. And it’s not limited to just Disneyland.
In fact, Los Angeles County Supervisors have voted in favor of Assembly Bills 420, which would allow all theme parks within the state to open sooner than scheduled.
Per WDW News Today: “This bill would allow larger theme parks like Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure, as well as Universal Studios Hollywood, to reopen in Tier 3 of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.”
As it stands, theme parks that have a capacity of more than 15,000 guests are in Tier 4 of Newsom’s COVID-19 plan, and the Tier 4 threshold is not currently expected to be reached until close to the end of the year.
“The bill would amend the state’s guidelines, allowing larger theme parks to open once a region is in the moderate orange risk tier rather than the lower yellow tier,” WDWNT reported.
The Anaheim City Council also voted 6-1 in favor of passing the bill, allowing Disneyland and other larger theme parks to open with 25 percent capacity in Tier 3.
“With full outdoor operations and the ability to maintain physical distancing, theme parks across the country have proven that they can safely reopen,” supervisor Kathryn Barger wrote a letter in support of the bill. “Large theme parks nationwide began reopening last summer and there (have) not yet been any outbreaks or spread from these establishments.”