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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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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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Outdoor Dining Returning to Downtown Disney, DCA’s Buena Vista Street

In the wake of the Governor Newsom lifting his early December 2020 stay-at-home order, outdoor dining re-opened at Downtown Disney over the weekend. Among the restaurants resuming outdoor dining are Ballast Point Brewing Co., Tortilla Jo’s, Naples Ristorante, Uva Bar & Cafe and Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen. Sprinkles Cupcakes is set to re-open on February. Restaurants on Buena Vista Street ...

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Disneyland To Host First COVID Vaccination “Super Pod” Center in OC

From the County of Orange: In a vital step to help battle the spread of COVID-19, the County of Orange has established the first large Point-of-Dispensing (POD) site to provide COVID-19 vaccines to residents at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. “The Disneyland Resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the county’s first Super ...

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Pandemic Shutdown Forces Disney To Lay Off 4,000 More Employees – Bringing Lay-Off Total To 32,000

Disney has laid off another 4,000 cast members due to the state government imposed economic shutdown, according to company filings with the Securities & Exchange Commission.  This brings the company’s pandemic shutdown-induced layoffs to 32,000. “Due to the current climate, including COVID-19 impacts, and changing environment in which we are operating, the company has generated efficiencies in its staffing, including ...

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Disney Announces More Furloughs On Heels Of 28,000 Layoffs, As Newsom Closure Continues

The state-imposed pandemic economic shut-down continues wreaking havoc on jobs and livelihoods, as Disney announced furloughs of cast members at the executive, salaried and hourly level. The company pointed to the Newsom Administration’s re-opening criteria and guidelines for theme parks, which have kept the Disneyland Resort closed for eight months and place it in a state of “limbo.” “We expected ...

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Economist: Massive Job Losses If Disneyland Shutdown Continues

Chapman University’s Economic Forecast Conference last week fleshed out in chilling detail the Disneyland Resort shutdown is inflicting on Orange County’s economy, as well as regionally. Dr. Anil Puri, a Cal State Fullerton economist, presented the damage in black-and-white (you can view here, beginning at about the 1:02 mark).  Puri noted the state-ordered pandemic shutdown has resulted in 45% unemployment ...

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Newsom Guidelines Will Likely Keep Disneyland Closed Until Late 2021

After weeks of foot-dragging despite desperate pleas from business, labor and civic leaders, the Newsom Administration today finally announced re-opening guidelines for California’s theme parks – which have been closed for more than seven months. However, the news was grim: the bottom line is that under Governor Newsom’s rules, major theme parks like the Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm ...

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