BREAKING: Governor Gavin Newsom Postponing Release of Theme Park Reopening Guidelines Due To Backlash from Disneyland and Other California Theme Parks

According to LA Times reporter Phil Wilson, Governor Gavin Newsom is postponing the long-awaited release of California theme park guidelines following backlash from Disneyland and other parks in the state. Officials originally said that the guidelines would be released this week. An announcement from Newsom was actually expected today.

According to Brady MacDonald of The Orange County Register, the California Attractions and Parks Association asked state officials yesterday to not finalize plans just yet—not before conferring with park operators and modifying certain protocols before officially issuing guidelines.

In a statement to the OC Register, CAPA Executive Director Erin Guerrero said the following:

We ask the governor not to finalize guidance for amusement parks before engaging the industry in a more earnest manner, listening to park operators’ expertise and collaborating with the industry on a plan that will allow for amusement parks to reopen responsibly while still keeping the health and safety of park employees and guests a top priority. While we are aligned on many of the protocols and health and safety requirements, there are many others that need to be modified if they are to lead to a responsible and reasonable amusement park reopening plan.

Erin Guerrero, CAPA Executive Director

It seems the parks have been given a chance to overview a draft of the guidelines, and are not happy with what can only be assumed are strict or overly restrictive guidelines, considering the note about a “reasonable” reopening plan. Guidelines will reportedly vary between counties, possibly limiting who can visit the parks in order to discourage long-distance or out-of-state travel.

We here at WDWNT.com will continue to update you as this story develops.

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Theo
Theo
24 days ago

CA is so screwed upI don’t understand why anyone would choose to live there.

Geo
Geo
24 days ago
Reply to  Theo

Either do I and I live here

Amanda
Amanda
24 days ago
Reply to  Theo

A lot of us do not “choose” to live here. We are stuck here…. Yes it’s screwed up here, Gavin Douchem is a horrible human being but unfortunately us little people don’t have the means to move….

Robyn Marks
Robyn Marks
24 days ago
Reply to  Theo

Those of us born here wish the folks from other states would leave too.

Rob m
Rob m
23 days ago
Reply to  Robyn Marks

Pretty much. Ive worked my butt off from nothing, and I don’t understand how some people live here. Then I remember how deep the welfare in this state goes.

jules
jules
23 days ago
Reply to  Robyn Marks

Amen to that

Scott
22 days ago
Reply to  jules

Why? People from other states are greatly increasing the average IQ.

Terry
Terry
23 days ago
Reply to  Robyn Marks

That is true. Unfortunately once the Democrats started giving money away everyone they started flocking to CA. Let’s cut back on the freebe’s and maybe they will all leave.

Nunya
Nunya
23 days ago
Reply to  Theo

Yeah, California is awesome. Theme park openings are not a priority. Leave that garbage to swamps like Florida.

Serena
Serena
23 days ago
Reply to  Theo

Good. stay away. don’t need you here.

Maria
Maria
24 days ago

If you live in Cali #RECALLNEWSOM simply wants federal bailout

Ray
Ray
22 days ago
Reply to  Maria

All you cry babies should does us all the favor and leave. Texas and Florida is welcoming Covid. You should move there

Darth Ren
Darth Ren
24 days ago

Thank you so much for the news you have been putting out. I am a huge disney fan and i like to stay updated about disney news.

M Fitz
M Fitz
24 days ago

Wow that’s pathetic. What do you expect? The governor is a major tool with ties to Pelosi. I guess he’s getting them prepped to see how communism feels.

Frank
Frank
23 days ago
Reply to  M Fitz

⚡️Ain’t that the “Truth” !!! 🤨

Robyn Marks
Robyn Marks
24 days ago

How dare he put public health ahead of their profits!

Justmom
Justmom
23 days ago
Reply to  Robyn Marks

Robin, All the newly unemployed unable to find new employment is a greater threat to “public health” than any corona virus.

Tracy McBride
Tracy McBride
23 days ago
Reply to  Justmom

Disney is laying off because they are trying to force California to open amusement parks before it is safe. When WDW is allowed to fully open because their numbers are better they don’t have to lay-off they want to.

disney dude
disney dude
22 days ago
Reply to  Justmom

Sounds like he drew up these reopening requirements in a silo instead of working with the parks. Basic government 101.

Tom
Tom
22 days ago
Reply to  Justmom

How about letting people who have lost their jobs (a difficult, but temporary setback) sit down and discuss their woes with those that have lost parents, spouses or kids to covid (permanent losses that can’t be undone). It would be a very sorrowful discussion on both sides. But one that the “I really need to go to Disney” crowd would hopefully stay out of.

Mike F
Mike F
22 days ago
Reply to  Robyn Marks

It’s unfathomable to me why this is such an unpopular opinion, but I completely agree with you, Robyn

Last edited 22 days ago by Mike F
Matt Utt
Matt Utt
21 days ago
Reply to  Robyn Marks

All the newly unemployed are neighbors, friends, brothers, sisters , etc etc that enjoyed working for Disney and have lives just like you. If you think for a minute that supreme leader newsons single handed decision over people’s lives isn’t ludacris vs “people’s health” – think again. Every other aspect of California life is more open and just as “risky”

Jennifer W
Jennifer W
24 days ago

Bob Iger quit Newsom’s planning group. The rupture is deep & wide. The Governor has made himself an enemy of the Mouse.

Tommy
Tommy
23 days ago

California isn’t worth it. Just visit the big resort in Florida.

olivia
olivia
15 days ago
Reply to  Tommy

Oh we did on vacation and it was awful! Does not even compare to Disneyland here. It was dirty and the parking was very inconvenient. We did not like it at all. Bathrooms were not clean and tidy. Disneyland here is CLEAN all the time. They clean up any and all trash. Not in Florida! If I take my grandkids there I want it to be safe, period. I want to feel safe myself, so open when it is safe for employees as well as visitors. I hope it all works out because I really miss going there. My favorite… Read more »

Rob
Rob
23 days ago

That’s interesting Robyn Marks. It’s lack of education in that statement that emphasizes the voter base we have. The things he is doing are NOT helping our state, which is why our numbers are so high for COVID and our small businesses are being destroyed and our citizens are suffering…. but vote on in your ignorance like the rest of LA and San Francisco.

Last edited 23 days ago by Rob
Gladys Myers
Gladys Myers
23 days ago

We need to get rid of newsom out along with the other Democrats as they are hurting our country. We need more republicans in office and get America great again. All the Democrats are done is wanting Americans to stay lockdown

JOhn Kimble
JOhn Kimble
23 days ago
Reply to  Gladys Myers

Right?! Let’s get out there and get the elderly sick so they die! PRONTO! What are we waiting for?

Alex
Alex
22 days ago
Reply to  Gladys Myers

Aren’t you the same ones who 6 months ago wanted to sacrifice the entire population just because you couldn’t eat at Applebee’s or get your haircut?

Max
Max
22 days ago
Reply to  Gladys Myers

Beautifully stated Gladys!! Best statement I’ve ever seen and I back those words 100%!

Joanie
Joanie
23 days ago

Governor Newsom won’t open the parks because he’s a narcissist. No other reason.

S E
S E
23 days ago

Disneyland might as well not open at all if the state tries to set rules for no out of county or out of state visitors. Talk about blatant stupidity.

Terry
Terry
23 days ago

We had planned to go to Halloween this year 😪 I can’t wait for this year to end!

Lism
Lism
23 days ago

Did any of you even read this? Newsom was supposed to release guidelines but THE THEME PARKS ASKED TO HOLD OFF BECAUSE THE GUIDELINES WEREN’T TO THEIR SATISFACTION.

“We ask the governor not to finalize guidance for amusement parks…”

Last edited 23 days ago by Lism
Cletus Jackson
Cletus Jackson
23 days ago

Disneyland and other theme parks should just relocate to other states. If you want to get someone’s attention mess with their money. GN has messed up Californian lives by keeping the economy shut down for too long. Now is the time to remove his tax base. Tesla is thriving in Texas.

John
John
22 days ago

I am originally from CA, just came back for a visit and Disneyland was closed and I got to thinking… they opened Downtown Disney… can’t they at least open Main Street USA? No charge of admission and just block off the rest of the park? The cast members seem to think it’s a good idea too. Gavin Gruesome, you are a heartless man!

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