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Theme parks across California continue to urge Gov. Gavin Newsom to allow them to reopen

Posted at 3:51 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 18:51:05-04

Theme parks across California are continuing to urge Governor Gavin Newsom to allow them to reopen. Orange County officials asked the state to allow parts of Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm to reopen.

Currently, theme parks are placed in the Yellow Tier. However, Orange County is asking for this to change once it moves into the Orange Tier. Officials said theme parks do not belong in the Yellow Tier along with sporting events and concerts.

Orange County is set to move tiers in the next few weeks. But Governor Newsom says the state isn't in a hurry to allow parks to reopen.

"We feel there's no hurry putting out guidelines. We're continuing to work with the industry, amusement parks. And by the way, amusement parks aren't just Disney. You've got all kinds of amusement parks, including smaller parks that are out there in the piers like down in Santa Cruz and others that may be impacted. And so we're trying to work through all of those things. It's very complex," said Newsom.

Newsom continues to say that he does not anticipate these openings until California sees more stability in terms of COVID data.