Business and Tourism

Disneyland Resort’s Re-Opening Sets Stage For Anaheim Economic Recovery

After being closed for an unprecedented 14-months due to shutdown order by Governor Gavin Newsom, the Disneyland Resort admitted its first guests in more than a year on April 30 – heralding the return of the Happiest Place on Earth and the economic engine of Anaheim. According to the Newsom Administration’s ever-changing re-opening guidelines, the Disneyland Resort is allowed to ...

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Sidhu: Hope Returns To Anaheim As California Reopens

[Originally published in the OC Register on April 18, 2021] Anaheim is back. Disneyland, a place of joy and inspiration for all Californians, is about to reopen after more than a year. Fans are back in the stands cheering on Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Anaheim Ducks are closing out their season with fans ...

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DisneylandForward Initiative To Pave Way For New, Immersive Theme Parks

Yesterday, Disney announced DisneylandForward, a public engagement initiative to update its existing development rights and pave the way for a significant Disneyland Resort expansion that is more integrated and immersive. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s announcement that it re-open the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks on April 30. The company is recalling 10,000 of ...

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Disneyland Resort To Re-Open on April 30

The Disneyland Resort will re-open on April 30, it was announced yesterday by Resort President Bob Chapek. Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure closed on March 14 of last year as part of the statewide shutdown ordered by Governor Gavin Newsom as part of his strategy to combat the spread of COVID-19. In the case of Anaheim, Newsom’s strategy was successful ...

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Anaheim, OC Leaders Call On Newsom To Finish Job, Re-Open Conventions and Meetings

Orange County and Anaheim leaders representing business, labor and local government  held a press conference on March 11 to support Newsom Administration actions to accelerated re-opening of the Disneyland Resort and Angel Stadium, while warning that the Governor’s failure to issue meeting guidelines for convention centers and hotels undermines efforts to revive the Anaheim Resort economy and the jobs and ...

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Disneyland, Other CA Theme Parks Can Re-Open After April 1

The Disneyland Resort and other major California theme parks will be able to re-open after April 1 under a Newsom Administration “refresh” of its COVID re-opening blueprint. Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure have been shuttered for nearly a year, and their closure has resulted in tens of thousands of layoffs and blown a huge hole in City of Anaheim finances, ...

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COVID: Disneyland Super POD Closing Temporarily; 3rd SuperPOD Opening At Anaheim Convention Center

The County of Orange is temporarily closing the Disneyland COVID vaccination Super POD due to lack of vaccines, while announcing plans for a third vaccination super POD at the Anaheim Convention Center. “The expected Moderna vaccine delivery on Tuesday, February 16, did not arrive. As a result, Moderna vaccine inventory is very low,” according to a county press release. In ...

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Quirk-Silva Pushes Legislation To Speed-Up Theme Park Re-Openings

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva is co-authoring legislation to hasten the safe re-opening of California theme parks such as the Disneyland Resort, which is the biggest employer and tax revenue generator in Orange County. Quick-Silva introduced the bill with Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares. The legislation, AB 420, would apply state re-opening guidelines equally to large and small theme parks, and allow them ...

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Disney’s California Adventure Launching Food/Drink Experience, Bring Back 700+ Cast Members

Disneyland’s California Adventure will launch a limited-run food and beverage experience in mid-March. The ticketed event will run several days each week and feature entertainment, and Disney is bringing more than 700 cast members back to work to man the event. More details – such as the event’s official name, start and end date, DCA locations involved, ticket prices – ...

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