Gov. Gavin’s Newsom decision to move almost all of California’s blueprint to the most restrictive tier for a safer economy took Disneyland, Knotts and other major California theme parks one step ahead of the reopening amid the coronovirus epidemic .
Newsom announced that Orange County – home to Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Notts Berry Farms – will move to the state’s most restrictive purple / comprehensive Level 1 during a news conference on Monday, November 16.
Large California theme parks remain closed and are unlikely to return to full operation by early 2021 or next summer under state-issued COVID-19 health and safety reopening guidelines.
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California issued separate re-guidelines for small and large theme parks. Small theme parks with a capacity of less than 15,000 visitors can reopen in orange / medium tier 3 while large theme parks return to yellow / minimum level 4 Can.
All of California’s major theme parks are now in the state’s most restrictive risk levels with the movement of counties Orange (Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Knots), Santa Clara (California Great America) and Solano (Six Flakes Discovery Kingdom). Purple / Broad Level 1. The counties of Los Angeles (Universal Studios Hollywood, Six Flags Magic Mountain) and San Diego (Seaworld San Diego, Legoland California) were already in Purple / Broad Level 1.
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Most of California’s major theme parks have partially reopened without amusement rides for food and shopping. The backward slide in Purple / Comprehensive Level 1 should not have a huge impact on California theme park dining and shopping – beyond eliminating indoor dining and lengthening the lines for some retail locations.
Moving to Purple / Comprehensive Level 1 means restaurants can only allow outside food. The state’s two most restrictive borders have been closed.
Downtown Disney’s businesses have to avoid outside food and limit retail shopping to 25% capacity. The same goes for Buena Vista Street when Disney California Adventure’s main entrance area partially reopens on Thursday for shopping and dining. 19. Virtual queues for downtown Disney and Buena Vista Street shops are expected to change with stringent regulations. . The Carthay Circle restaurant will offer outdoor dining, while others will be ordered to visit the Buena Vista Street dining location.
Downtown Disney’s Splitsville luxury lanes remain closed under the guidelines of the state’s Family Recreation Center, which keeps bowling alleys in the two most restrictive levels.
It is expected that Disney will be banned in Buena Vista Street to manage congestion and promote social distance.
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Universal CityWalk Hollywood, next to the still-closed Universal Studios, was already operating under the most severe restrictions in the state’s tedious system.
SeaWorld San Diego and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom was partially reopened without a ride under state zoo and aquarium guidelines. Seaworld had already closed the indoor aquarium and Legoland’s Sealife Aquarium has temporarily opened its doors to San Diego with the first door on a violet / wide scale. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will have to shut down the display of indoor animals at the most restrictive level in Solo County’s slides.
Knott’s is offering a range of outdoor food festivals, while park rides are closed. Orange County’s Purple / Comprehensive Level 1 move is not expected to affect the flavor of the Mira Farm event at Buena Park Theme Park.
Six Flags Magic Mountain will drive through the display of millions of Holiday Lights from the comfort and safety of its car starting on Friday, November 20.
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk became the first amusement park in California to reopen under state guidelines for smaller parks. The beach boardwalk reappeared after only two days of operation when Santa Cruz County slipped from orange / medium level 3 to red / adequate level. 2. Santa Cruz County has now gone another rip back to Purple / Comprehensive Level 1. Boardwalk even ahead of the return.