Orange County Register reports that Anaheim is urging Gavin Newsom to let Disneyland and Disney California Adventure open soon. Of course, the city wants the governor to give the parks COVID-19 health and safety guidelines so they can open safely, but Anaheim officials are worried that waiting too long could make their economic recovery difficult.
To date, Anaheim has calculated losses of $ 100 million since the coronavirus shutdown in March due to uncollected revenues from the parks and nearby businesses benefiting from their operations. The city has reported that these companies contribute significantly to its general budget. Therefore, the city has joined others, such as California̵
Anaheim spokesman Mike Lyster commented:
What we need is guidance and a roadmap for economic recovery so we know we are not going from coronavirus to another major recession
Anaheim spokesman Mike Lyster
Although other sectors of the California economy appear to remain open under Gov. Newsom’s plan for a safer economy, amusement parks such as Disneyland and Universal have not been approved to take steps towards opening. Beaches, restaurants and other businesses are working on COVID-19 health and safety restrictions, but Disneyland and Disney California Adventure remain closed to this day despite no outbreaks reported at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Gov. Newsom already indicated that discussions would take place and progress was made towards the opening of the parks, but no official announcements of decisions have been made.