Business and Tourism

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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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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Newsom Lifts Stay-At-Home Order; Outdoor Dining Legal Again

Governor Gavin Newsom has lifted the stay-at-home order he imposed on December 3, in response to the surging number of COVID-19 cases in  attempt to prevent hospital ICUs from being overwhelmed.  Among other things, the stay-at-home order had banned outdoor dining – a blow to restaurants already reeling from Newsom’s on-again/off-again shutdowns and continuously changing re-opening guidelines. Lifting the order ...

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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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State Launches $500 Million COVID-19 Relief Grant Fund For Businesses

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the creation of a $500 million COVID-19 Relief Grant administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions. Funds will be awarded to selected intermediaries with established networks of ...

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