Governor Newsom Postpones Theme Park Guideline Release After Disneyland And Other Big Parks Complained

(Photo Credit: LA Times)

If you have been following along you know that the theme parks in California have not yet been able to reopen due to the lack of guidelines and clearance from Governor Newsom.

Yesterday it was revealed that his list of guidelines were ready for adoption and release, however, the guidelines were not “reasonable” according to CAPA Executive Director Erin Guerrero:

While we are aligned on many of the protocols and health and safety requirements, there are many others that need to be modified if they are to lead to a responsible and reasonable amusement park reopening plan. We ask the governor not to finalize guidance for amusement parks before engaging the industry in a more earnest manner, listening to park operators’ expertise, and collaborating with the industry on a plan that will allow for amusement parks to reopen responsibly while still keeping the health and safety of park employees and guests a top priority.

Disney and other theme park companies asked the governor to delay the guideline release as it was too “restrictive.”

Now Phil Willon from the LA Times has posted that Newsom has in fact postponed the finalization of the guidelines:


He also stated:

What we were hearing was that the guidelines were by location and could restrict and delay not only the reopenings, but also who could travel there. It is starting to get ridiculous, especially given that theme parks across the country have successfully and safely reopened or partially reopened with proper guidelines and protocols.

For Disney to flat out ask for the guidelines to not be finalized, after begging for the right to reopen, they must be pretty outlandish.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Phil Willon on Twitter

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