Los Angeles County Supervisors are calling for Disneyland and other big theme parks to reopen sooner than planned.
The L-A County Board of Supervisors has now gone on record with its support for a new California state bill that would let theme parks reopen earlier than Governor Newsom would allow.
The bipartisan bill would allow theme parks to reopen once a region is in the moderate or “orange” risk zone rather than waiting until it’s in the yellow zone.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has argued that large theme parks nationwide began reopening last summer and there have been no confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19 from those establishments.
There is one glitch though. The L-A County has no control over Disneyland…which is actually in Orange County.
CORRECTS PHOTOGRAPHER TO CHRIS CARLSON, INSTEAD OF AMY TAXIN FILE – In this March 12, 2020, file photo, visitors to the Disneyland Resort make their way in and out of the parks in Anaheim, Calif. Theme park industry leaders in California say they aren’t pleased with proposed reopening guidance being considered by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration. Erin Guerrero, executive director of the California Attractions and Parks Association, said amusement park leaders wanted changes to a draft they reviewed on Thursday, Oct. 1, and asked Newsom to continue conversations with industry leaders before finalizing the rules. The parks were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)00