Disneyland will not open anytime soon, according to new projections by California state health officials.
“California is ridiculous,” said resident Anthony Barba. “These theme parks are just getting hammered.”
Projections show Disneyland won’t open until the summer, making business owners around the theme park that rely on tourism nervous.
“My business and these businesses around me and the hotels were here,” said Rick Cearny who owns a Subway sandwich restaurant nearby. “We’re put here just solely to ride the coattails of Disneyland’s success, and without Disneyland there, we really have no reason to put this business here. I wouldn’t have put it here.”
Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock said the continued closure is forcing thousands of people out of work.
“I think we’ve proven and continue to prove all over the world and in this country that we have very reliable and very robust protocols that really do protect the safety of our cast and employees and our guests,” said Potrock.
But Governor Gavin Newsom says the state needs to keep to flatten the curve, meaning restrictions on businesses will continue.
“I want to see businesses open back up and more kids in school but safely and the way to avoid a setback is by not creating conditions where we’re encouraging a massive amount of mixing,” said Governor Newsom during a press conference Wednesday.
Once Disneyland does open, guest capacity will be limited to 25 percent.