Los Angeles and Orange Counties Moving to Orange Tier – Increasing Theme Park Capacity

Tomorrow, Los Angeles and Orange Counties will be making their moves from the red tier to the orange tier. This means that theme parks, like Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood, will be able to increase theme park capacity to 25%.

Here were the guidelines for theme park reopening under red tier:

Effective April 1, 2021:

• Max 15%

• Small Groups – Max 10 people or 3 household groups with no intergroup mixing

• Indoor capacity max 15% with time restrictions

• No indoor dining

• Weekly worker testing program

• In-state visitors only, check for current CDPH Travel Advisory in effect

• Online ticket purchases only

And, according to the Blueprint for California’s reopening, here are the current guidelines as well as the new Orange Tier guidelines  that go into effect on April 1:


• Smaller parks can open with modifications

• Capacity must be limited to 25% or 500 people, whichever is less

• Outdoor attractions only can open

• Reservations or advanced ticket sales required

• Local attendees only (from the same county as the park’s location)

Effective April 1, 2021:

• Max 25%

• Indoor capacity max 25% with time restrictions

While yes, the theme park experience will be different unde these guidelines, Californians are simply excited to get back to our favorite recreational activities. Theme parks have remain closed for just over a year which has been an incredible shock to most theme park fans. I am thrilled to see things moving back in the direction of opening after Universal and Disney’s East Coast parks reopened last summer.

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