Disneyland Employees Rally For Reopening
This morning, the Disneyland community is rallying in an effort to convince California to reopen its theme parks.
California Governor Gavin Newsom said yesterday that California would be stubborn and methodic as it worked to reopen Disneyland and other attractions.
Rally for Disneyland Reopening
Today, CBS Los Angeles was on the scene:
Disneyland employees and frequent parkgoers gathered outside the gates to the theme park Saturday morning to rally for the reopening of parks across the state.
By 8 a.m., about 40 people had congregated under the Disneyland sign, holding “not happy” signs and shouting to “open Disneyland.”
CA: Stubborn About Reopening Theme Parks
Moreover, in recent days the government of California remained on a slow, steady pace as it worked towards a restricted reopening of area attractions.
“We are doing it much more methodically and we are doing it much more stubbornly. But in a way that I believe will ultimately aid our economic recovery by not having the fits and starts that an opening and closing that I think is very likely to persist and be advanced,” said Newsom, Friday.
Fans Show Support, Too
Meanwhile, much of the focus has been on how executives and employees feel about Disneyland’s reopening. However, this morning the crowd outside Disneyland showed that fans are clamoring to get back, too.
While many of them were employees, some Disney fans also attended to show support for those who lost their jobs due to park closures.
The Grafius family — three generations of Disney fans — stood in solidarity with the cast members, holding signs and sporting their Mickey ears.
“We’ve been coming here for years, ever since (my daughter) was like three months old,” Jennifer Grafius said. “The cast members have always been here to support us and they make us have a good time. We need to support them. It’s our turn to be out here hitting the pavement to get their jobs back.”