The Orange County Registry reports that Anaheim is urging Governor Gavin Newsom to allow Disneyland and Disney California Adventure to open soon. Naturally, the city wants the governor to provide the parks with the COVID-19 safety and security guidelines so that they can open safely, but Anaheim officials are concerned that waiting too long may hinder their economic recovery.
To date, Anaheim has estimated losses of $ 100 million since the coronavirus shutdown in March, due to unearned revenue from nearby parks and businesses benefiting from its operation. The city has reported that these companies contribute substantially to their overall budget. Therefore, the city has teamed up with others, such as the California Amusement and Parks Association, to ask Governor Newsom to begin the reopening process by issuing guidelines for amusement parks to be reopened. they open safely.
Anaheim spokesman Mike Lyster commented:
What we need is guidance and an economic recovery roadmap, so we know we will not go from coronavirus to a second major recession.
Anaheim spokesman Mike Lyster
While other sectors of the California economy appear to remain open under the Newsom government’s plan for a safer economy, amusement parks such as Disneyland and Universal have not been allowed to take steps toward opening up. . Beaches, restaurants and other companies operate with COVID-19 safety and health restrictions, but Disneyland and Disney California Adventure remain closed to this day, although no outbreaks have been reported at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Governor Newsom has already indicated that discussions are underway and that progress is being made towards opening the parks, but no official announcements have been made about any decision.