California | Disneyland plans to reopen its doors “at the end of April”

(Los Angeles) The CEO of Disney Group announced on Tuesday that he hopes to be able to reopen the Disneyland theme park “by the end of April”, thanks to relaxing health restrictions imposed by California authorities in the wake of the state’s sharp drop in COVID-19 cases.

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“We hope the situation will continue to improve and that we can reopen our parks to visitors of limited capacity by the end of April – we want to announce the opening date in the coming weeks,” said Bob Tangle, managing director of the world’s premier entertainment company.

California announced Friday that Disneyland and other theme parks, closed for a year due to the pandemic, may be allowed to reopen from 1is being April, if the county they are located in is no longer classified as a “purple district,” then the highest level of risk according to the California standard.

Orange County, where Disneyland is located, is still classified as “purple” but could drop to the lower level (red) within a few weeks.

However, the capacity of the parks located in the red zone will be limited to 15% of the usual level and only California residents will have immediate access to them, according to standards set by the California health authorities.

Bob Tangle, speaking at Disney’s annual shareholder meeting, explained that preparations for the reopening of Disneyland will take time and may not be completed by year being Avril.

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In particular, he said, this would require “bringing in more than 10,000 employees who have been placed on technical unemployment” since the start of the epidemic and “training them to work in accordance with the new requirements of the state of California.”

Located in Anaheim, Disneyland is the second most visited theme park in the world, after Disney World in Orlando, which was able to reopen in July 2020 with a limited capacity. Other Disney parks have also resumed activities in Asia or in the suburbs of Paris.

The Disneyland shutdown has laid off thousands of Disney employees and caused massive economic hardship to hotels, restaurants, and other businesses in California who live on the company’s tourist mana with big ears.

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