California Releases Theme Park “Blueprint”
Wow, they ain’t kidding…
No. No, they ain’t.
California released their “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” and while fans will be plenty happy to see Disneyland open up, anyone who believes that masks and social distancing and precautions are a thing of the past – well, they should probably stay home a little longer.
Enhanced Safety Measures for California
Today, the State of California issued full updated reopening guidance for theme parks and amusement parks, supplanting guidance issued on October 20, 2020 [see below]. The new guidance was issued six days before its scheduled implementation on April 1 and twenty-one days after it was announced on March 5.
In addition to already-announced tier-specific operating restrictions… a number of stipulations will be in effect across all tiers, many of them new.
They added a synopsis of a very detailed PDF:
- Performers must stay at least six feet from guests if unmasked
- Guest parties max out at three households
- All queuing outdoor only
- All indoor rides limited to 15 minutes
Additional stipulations include CA-residents only, mandatory use of facemasks unless actively eating or drinking in designated areas, well-developed testing programs for employees, and the closure of rides on which guests could often lose masks (or on which masks are dangerous).
Earlier this month, MickeyBlog.com posted the initial news about Disneyland’s reopening:
Blueprint: Reservations and Restrictions
Meanwhile, prior to the new postings from CA, Disneyland explained:
Given theme park capacity will be significantly limited to comply with governmental requirements and promote physical distancing, we will manage attendance through a new theme park reservation system that will require all Guests to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date will be required for Guests ages 3 and up. Theme park reservations will be limited and subject to availability. Until further notice, only California residents may visit the parks, in line with current state guidelines.
Obviously, this is an ongoing story, which will have many, many facets needing attention. Blueprint or blogpost, keep it here on MickeyBlog.com as we aggregate all the information you need to know.