Business and Tourism

New State Order Requiring Face Masks In Most Public Settings

State public health officials today issued updated guidelines requiring the public to wear face masks or coverings in most instances when they leave their homes. In a statement issued by the California Department of Health, Governor Gavin Newsom explained why he is issuing this order: “Science shows that face coverings and masks work,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “They are critical ...

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Phased Re-Opening Of Disneyland Resort Begins In July

In what is welcome news for Anaheim’s stricken tourism and convention sector, the Disneyland Resort will begin a phased re-opening in July.  The Resort has been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Downtown Disney shopping district will open first, on July 9. The Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks will open approximately a week later, on July ...

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New Leadership At Disneyland Resort, And Disney Parks Worldwide

The Walt Disney Company, in the midst of probably the most challenging environment in the company’s history, yesterday announced a number of changes in the corporate leadership team – including the Disneyland Resort, comprised of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, three resort hotels and Downtown Disney, the 20-acre entertainment, retail and shopping district. Josh D’Amaro was named chairman of Disney ...

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Visit Anaheim Secures Convention Center Business Projected to Bring $475 Million in Economic Impact to Local Community

From Visit Anaheim: Visit Anaheim, the official destination organization for Anaheim, is positioning its local community and tourism industry for a strong rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic by partnering with the City of Anaheim as part of the Community and Economic Recovery Plan adopted by Mayor Harry Sidhu and the City Council on March 26, 2020. Since that recovery plan ...

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Anaheim Economic Recovery Plan Rolling: Visit Anaheim Books $500 Million In Convention Biz Since March

The COVID-19 Crisis is a public health crisis unlike anything we’ve experience in our lifetimes. Sheltering at home, social distancing protocols and personal protective equipment are flattening the curve. At the same time, our economy has been hammered. Cities all over the country are facing massive tax revenue hits as large swaths of the economy have simply shut down. Cities ...

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Trevor O’Neil: My Priority Is Ensuring Anaheim’s Continued Fiscal And Economic Health

[Editor’s Note: District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil published this on his Facebook page on Friday, April 3 – partly in response to an off-target, misinformed OC Register editorial.] My priority is to ensure the continued fiscal and economic health of our city, so Anaheim has the resources to fund essential services like police and fire, improve our roads and parks, ...

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COVID-19: Disney Furloughing Parks & Resort Employees, Slashing Executive Pay

The Walt Disney Company announced it is furloughing non-essential employees of its Disney Parks, Experiences and Products division – which includes theme parks, resorts and stores – beginning on April 19. In a letter to employees, known in Disney jargon as cast members, the company said “With the utmost care and consideration, we are instituting a temporary, short-term furlough for ...

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COVID-19 Anaheim Ducks Will Pay All Part-Time Staff Through June 30

  From Anaheim Arena Management: Anaheim Ducks and San Diego Gulls Owners Henry and Susan Samueli today informed part-time employees of their sports and event management companies that all 2,100 part-time staff members will be paid for current or future rescheduled, postponed or canceled events through June 30. This includes all programs and events at Honda Center as well as ...

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COVID-19: Disney Donates 100,000 N95 Masks; Will Pay Cast Members Thru At Least April 18

As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on and the federal government extends shelter-in-place through April, Disney announced it will pay cast members at its currently-closed theme parks through at least April 18. Disney also announced it is donating 100,000 N95 masks and other personal protective equipment for use by front-line health care professionals in California, New York and Florida. Although there ...

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