Officials at Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm and other large theme parks in Southern California, are considering taking legal action against the State of California.
On Tuesday October 20th 2020, California Public Health officials announced none of those parks can reopen until the counties they’re located in drop to the least-restrictive coronavirus tier, which is the YELLOW tier, in Governor Gavin Newsom’s color-coded tiered reopening plan. Purple is the most restrictive tier, followed by Red, then Orange, then Yellow.
Orange County is currently in the Red Tier.
And it could take until the summer of 2021 before it reaches the Yellow tier to allow for reopening of theme parks.
Even when they’re cleared to reopen, the parks will only be allowed to accommodate 25-percent of their capacity and must enforce strict health protocols.
The California Attractions and Parks Association says theme park officials are keeping “all options” open right now.
(AP Photo/Nick Ut)