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Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm and Other Theme Parks Can Reopen April 1

HONG KONG, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 12: Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse welcome visitors during the grand opening day of Hong Kong Disneyland September 12, 2005 in Hong Kong (Photo by MN Chan/Getty Images)

In an announcement on Friday, Governor Newsom announced that theme parks can reopen on April 1st under updated guidelines from the state health department.

This a part of a “refresh” of the states 4-tier system where parks can reopen if their county enters the red tier of the Blueprint for Reopening program.

According to the announcement, parks can reopen to 15% capacity in the red tier, 20% in the orange tier, and 35% in the yellow tier. Attendance will also be limited to California residents.

California Attractions and Parks Association executive director Erin Guerrero said in a statement “We appreciate the administration’s willingness to work with the state’s theme parks on the finer details of the plan so parks can responsibly reopen soon, putting people safely back to work and reinvigorating local economies.”

Disneyland Resort president Ken Potrock said in a statement “We are encouraged that theme parks now have a path toward reopening this spring, getting thousands of people back to work and greatly helping neighboring businesses and our entire community, with responsible Disney safety protocols already implemented around the world, we can’t wait to welcome our guests back and look forward to sharing an opening date soon.”

Universal Studios Hollywood president Karen Irwin said in a statement “We are ready to reopen, ready to bring our team members back to work, ready to help stimulate the local economy and ready to welcome guests”

Reopening dates are expected soon for all Southern California parks and we will keep you updated on Energy 95.3


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