Disneyland: Calif. governor to act on theme park reopening ‘very, very shortly’ as pressure builds

Under pressure from the amusement industry and tourism-dependent cities, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday vowed action “very, very shortly” that could reopen Disneyland and other shuttered theme parks.

“We will be making announcements soon as it relates to theme parks and amusement parks,” he said at a briefing on the coronavirus and the state’s wildfires. “I am not here today to make that presentation, but want folks to know we are actively working in a number of sectors.”

Even a partial reopening would help Anaheim and surrounding cities in California’s Orange County that depend on tourists from around the world to spend lavishly at Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, hotels, restaurants and shopping districts. 

The pressure on Newsom has been increasing.

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