It’s been nearly a year since the gates of closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, other California theme parks like Universal Studios Hollywood and Knott’s Berry Farm have also remained shuttered due to state guidelines. It’s possible those guidelines could be changing, though.
According to , two California assembly members have proposed a new bill that would accelerate the opening of the state’s larger theme parks. Currently, larger parks like Disneyland are in . That essentially means the counties the parks are located in have to achieve a COVID-19 infection rate of fewer than one new daily case per 100,000 people and fewer than 2% positive tests.
Under the new bill, all theme parks would be able to open once their home counties entered Tier 3, which allows for 1-3.9 new cases per 100,000 people and a 2-4.9% positive test rate. Assembly members Sharon Quirk-Silva and Suzette Valladares have sponsored the bill, AB 420, and it shouldn’t be surprising that they have the support of the theme park industry.
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