Disneyland Theme Park will reopen to residents outside of California in mid-June, when the state is due to completely reopen its economy.
Disney theme parks and resort complex, located in Anaheim, reopen on April 30 after closing for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but only for California residents and in groups no larger than three families.
The state has continued to bring its winter wave of Covid-19 infections under control, which has allowed it to ease restrictions on businesses and meetings. California averaged a new Covid-19 infection per 100,000 people a day last week, the lowest per capita in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. from a peak of about 114 in early January.
“We are pleased to announce that beginning June 15, 2021, we will be able to welcome travelers from outside the state of California to our theme parks,” Disney Parks wrote on its blog Wednesday afternoon.
Gavin Newsom, California’s Democratic governor, targeted June 15 as the day the state completely reopened its economy. Mark Ghaly, the state’s health director, announced last week that the requirements for physical distance and operating capacity restrictions would have fallen from that date. The adoption of new guidelines by the CDC that allow fully vaccinated people to give up face masks in almost all indoor and outdoor situations will be delayed until June 15, Ghaly said.
Bob Chapek, Disney’s executive director, was told by the media that he told an industry conference earlier this week that he believes Disneyland and Disney World in Florida will operate at full capacity by the fall.
Disney World had been subjected to less onerous restrictions governing its state and reopened to 35 percent capacity in July last year.
In the 12 months ended September 28, 2019, Disney’s last full fiscal year before the pandemic began, the company generated about 38 percent of its $ 69.6 billion in revenue and 45 percent of its $ 14.9 billion in operating income comes from its parks, experiences and product activities.