CA Theme Parks Ask Newsom To Hang On
Disneyland Reopening Plan? The OCR reported The California Attractions and Parks Association wants to weigh in on recommendations and protocols
Initially today, signs pointed to California marching to the tune of a Disneyland parade; what with news today of a possible reopening plan for the state’s theme parks in the offing.
Disneyland: Not So Fast…
However, the Orange County Register’s Brady MacDonald reported:
Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, and other California theme parks are asking Gov. Gavin Newsom and his administration not to finalize COVID-19 health and safety reopening guidelines without first working with the industry.
The California Attractions and Parks Association asked state officials on Thursday, Oct. 1 to listen to theme park operators’ recommendations and modify some protocols before issuing reopening guidelines.
“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,” CAPA executive director Erin Guerrero said in a statement.
Theme Parks: Blue Skies Ahead?
Earlier today workers, enthusiasts, and travel agents breathed a sigh of well, patience, as the state government seems to move toward reopenning.
Responsible and Reasonable Reopening
Finally, MacDonald also reported:
California theme parks have been left waiting on the sidelines while other segments of the economy have reopened under Newsom’s four-tier Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
“Today California amusement park leaders who have been working for months to prepare to reopen responsibly saw an initial draft of state guidance and blueprint placement for California’s amusement parks,” Guerrero said in a statement. “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.”
Obviously, this is not the end of this story.
And, clearly, the one step forward, two steps back dance will continue indefinitely.
Keep it here.