News: Disneyland theme parks in California to reopen April 30.
(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s two theme parks in California will reopen to a limited number of guests on April 30, the company said on Wednesday, over a year after they closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Attendance will initially be limited to around 15% of capacity, Disney chief executive Bob Chapek said on CNBC television.
Advance reservations and an entrance ticket are required for admission. Guests 2 years and older must wear masks except when eating, drinking, or swimming and must follow other safety precautions, including temperature controls before entering and social distancing on rides and in the parks.
According to state guidelines, capacity may increase if the prevalence of coronavirus in the region continues to decrease.
The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles, closed in mid-March 2020. The resort includes the original Disneyland nicknamed “The Happiest Place on Earth” and the adjacent California Adventure theme parks.
Florida’s Walt Disney World parks reopened to visitors in July 2020, and Disney officials had urged the state of California to ease restrictions on reopening.
Reporting by Lisa Richwine in Los Angeles and Eva Mathews in Bengaluru; Arrangement by Richard Chang and Steve Orlofsky
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