Orange County has officially moved into the Yellow Tier as the fight against COVID-19 continues to wage on. Moving to the Yellow Tier is good news for the county as it continues to move towards normalcy. With this, the Disneyland Resort can now add extra capacity to both of its theme parks. In the Yellow Tier, theme parks are allowed a capacity of up to 35%.
The Yellow Tier is the minimal tier and originally it was thought that it would take 48 hours before capacity could be increased. However, those rules appear to have been dropped. Shortly after the announcement that the county had moved into the Yellow Tier, more reservations became available on the Disneyland website. This is an indication of capacity going up and the new tier being instituted quickly.
This increase of capacity comes just weeks after Disneyland Resort reopened its parks on April 30, 2021. This was after the park had been closed for 412 days.
Changes continue to be made to health and safety protocols in accordance with health official guidelines at local, state, and national levels. After changes in CDC guidelines last week, Walt Disney World Resort relaxed its face covering guidelines. However, these changes have not been instituted at this time at the Disneyland Resort. Face coverings are still required unless in a specific dining area when guests are actively eating or drinking and also physically distant from other parties.
The move into the Yellow Tier by Orange County is the last stage that is left in California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The mandates for the Blueprint for a Safer Economy will be dropped on June 15, 2021 and the economy fully reopens. Until that point, Californians are required to continue to wear face masks indoors and also in crowded outdoor locations.
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