California Theme Parks Reopening
A long year of closure for our California Theme Parks may be coming to an end soon.
The state administration's "Blueprint Refresh" has isssued new guidelines giving theme parks in California the much anticipated guidelines necessary to reopen. This means all the major parks including Disneyland, Six Flags, Sea World, Legoland, Knott's Berry Farm and Universal could open as soon as April 1st.
To open the gates, each county where the parks are located, must reach the Red/Tier 2 risk level. At Red/Tier 2, the parks could open with 15% capacity. Orange/Tier 3 would allow for 25% with the least restrictive level of Yellow/Tier 4 allowing parks to open at 35% capacity.
Currently the California counties of Orange (home to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm), Los Angeles (home to Six Flags and Universal Studios) and San Diego (home to SeaWorld and Legoland) are still in the most restrictive Purple/Tier 1.
Although the expected move to Red/Tier 2 would allow the parks to open, there will still be limitations on the rides and dining options available as well as the limits on the number of guests.
Theme park presidents and government officials are expressing their excitement at the announcement, stating the parks are eager to welcome back guests and team members.
For this California theme park guest, the news of a potential opening as soon as April 1st, even with limitations, will bring hope for not only a financial recovery for the state but the ability to escape reality for a few hours at our favorite theme parks.
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