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Disneyland President “Disappointed” With California’s Lack of Progress on Theme Park Reopening

Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock has issued a statement sharing his disappointment over California’s lack of progress in issuing reopening guidelines for California theme parks. The news comes after both California theme parks including Disneyland and also the City of Anaheim have called for health and safety guidelines to be released by California for reopening.

“We are disappointed with the state’s lack of progress in providing the industry with guidance and clarity on reopening,” Disneyland resort president said Ken Potrock in a statement to the OC Register. “We have proven we can operate responsibly, with strict health and safety protocols at our properties around the world and at Downtown Disney in Anaheim.”

The parks at the Disneyland Resort have been closed since mid-March. Originally, it was hoped that the parks would be reopening in July. However, only Downtown Disney District ended up reopening.

“Tens of thousands of people’s livelihoods depend on our ability to operate and we stand ready and willing to accelerate discussions with the Governor and his team to make ‘real progress’ toward our reopening and getting people back to work,” Potrock said in the statement.

The Governor has said that guidelines for reopening will be released very soon. He has also shared that real progress has been made on making guidelines for reopening. However, no details have been released on how theme parks in California will be reopening or when. It is becoming increasingly clear that Disney, other California theme parks, and the city of Anaheim are growing impatient.

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