NEWS! The Mayor of Anaheim Comments on California Pausing the Release of Theme Park Guidelines

This morning, we shared the news that the state of California would be pausing the release of the theme park reopening guidance needed for parks like the Disneyland Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood to reopen.

Disneyland Park Entrance

Sources cite that theme park industry leaders saw an early draft of the guidelines this week and called on the governor to work more closely with business leaders in order to come up with more reasonable guidance.

Harry Sidhu, the Mayor of Anaheim, has released a statement on the city’s Twitter page this afternoon, commenting on the pausing of the release of these guidelines. It reads, “We need attainable guidelines that allow our theme parks and convention center to safely reopen soon to get people back to work and to restore our economy.” You can read his full statement below:

Source: City of Anaheim

The Mayor stressed the importance that their major theme park, the Disneyland Resort, plays to their local economy. This sentiment was also made by the Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products Josh D’Amaro, who pointed out how critical a reopened Disneyland is to Anaheim and Orange County.

Josh D’Amaro ©Disney

Mayor Sidhu noted that “time is of the essence,” and each day that goes by without agreed-upon theme park reopening guidelines will have a drastic impact on “working families, small businesses, and our city.” The Mayor concluded his remarks by reiterating an open invitation to Governor Newsom to “visit Anaheim and see the impact firsthand.”

An aerial view of Disneyland shortly after the closures began ©The U.S. Sun

We will continue to monitor the news coming out of the Disneyland Resort and California and will let you know when we know more!

Click here to read more about the state’s decision to pause on the release of theme park guidance.

Did you have 2020 travel plans to Disneyland that were impacted by the closures? Let us know in the comments.

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