California residents have been chomping at the bit for every scrap of information about Disneyland’s possible re-opening date. A glimmer of light finally shined in the tunnel today as Governor Newsom announced that guidelines for the state’s theme park re-openings will be released, “very very shortly.”
The news comes just 24 hours after the city of Anaheim publicly stated their disappointment with Newsom’s slow forward progress on the subject. A spokesperson for the city, Mike Lyster, pointed to a lack of consistency in re-openings of beaches, zoos, and museums while theme parks’ doors remained shuttered. The pressure appears to be working.
“We will be making announcements soon as it relates to theme parks and amusement parks…and putting out additional guidelines in those spaces, very very shortly”, Newsom promised at a press conference this afternoon.
— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) September 16, 2020
While a fixed date on when Universal Hollywood and Disneyland will re-open still remains unclear, Newsom’s confirmation today brings confidence that more certainty is on the near horizon. Disneyland has slowly inched towards being opening day ready, with the recent inclusion of limited indoor dining availability at the Downtown Disney District.
We’ll continue to monitor news from the state of California closely and share updates with you. What are your thoughts on Governor Newsom’s remarks? Let us know in the comments below.