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Governor Newsom Wouldn’t Answer Question About Disneyland Reopening in Press Conference

Just days after California Governor Gavin Newsom postponed the long-awaited reopening guidelines for theme parks in the state, it seems little progress has been publicly made.

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In Monday’s press conference, Governor Newsom ignored a question from the Associated Press’ Adam Beam about when Disneyland could reopen, and instead focused on the second part of Beam’s question concerning California’s color tier system for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on local businesses.

The Disneyland Resort, along with Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, SeaWorld San Diego and other theme and amusement parks, recently pushed back on the planned guidelines, which would have restricted visits exclusively to guests who live with 120 miles from the parks, and could only reopen at 25% once their county reached the least-restrictive “minimal” risk level, likely keeping parks closed for weeks or even months, possibly even reaching into 2021. As part of the postponement, California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly stated: “Given the size and operational complexities of these unique sectors, we are seeking additional input from health, workforce and business stakeholders to finalize this important framework — all leading with science and safety.”

As of the writing of this article, no updated plan has been announced.

Keep reading WDWNT and Disneyland News Today for updates on this continuing story.

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Christopher Cirino
Christopher Cirino
15 days ago

I hope every theme park in California moves out of the state ,Texas would be a perfect place and I would much rather travel to Texas than California.

Dland Fan
Dland Fan
15 days ago

Very disappointing news. It’s almost as if they are making reopening difficult on purpose. People travel over 120 miles for leisure despite the pandemic anyway. It seems as if they are looking for justification in their draconian reopening rules before they announce them so that they have a reason for the delay in rules.

Anyway. Still holding out for a reopening in November.

Jigalow
Jigalow
14 days ago
Reply to  Dland Fan

I live in CA and hope Disney fans throughout the state along with the 26k employees Newsom has unemployed from this park remember this. Not a single of the progressive left buffoons, to include Aunt Nancy, have a clue how to respond to this scamdemic or the wildfires their progressive ways have caused. They all are infected with Trump Deraingement Syndrome and will do anything, even sacrifice good people and their well being, to make a situation worst then it EVER had to be. They have converted me to coated against anything they stand for as all of their “programs”… Read more »

Alo
Alo
14 days ago

This is a huge mess! We are on the west coast, used to live in California, and now we are about an hour/hour and half flight away. Disneyland is our home park. We go about once a year. We have current tickets that expire in Jan. 2021, that were purchased for our April spring break trip. We have made three different hotel reservations for replanned trips. We made reservations when they announced the July reopening. We have made off site hotel reservations and a splurge night at the GCH. Had to cancel all of them. We have November hotel reservations… Read more »

Kym Akintomide
Kym Akintomide
14 days ago

It’s heartbreaking that so many are losing jobs. In the scheme of things, throwing caution to the wind, opening Disneyland at full capacity and letting the chips fall where they may is not the answer either. It’s prudent to continue negotiations. The Governor is right to resist the pressure to reopen too quickly especially as the state enters flu and winter season.

AdeeK
AdeeK
14 days ago

Who’s surprised? Dictators don’t answer questions they don’t want to.

Price Naveen
Price Naveen
14 days ago

It warms my heart to see people finally understanding that government is NOT our friend. They are using the restrictions for political purposes and to keep pointing the finger at Trump, all the while devastating their local economies and communities. I pray for the people of California. I’m in NJ where things aren’t much better with Adolf Murphy in charge. CA theme parks should band together and just open as they best see fit, without government intervention nor direction. Just pick a date and open. More businesses need to do this and stick it to big government fat cats, like… Read more »

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