Disney and Universal urge Newsom to ‘stop delaying’ and let California theme parks ‘open now’

Bob Iger of Disneyland has donated lots of money, hundreds of thousands of dollars to Gavin Newsom and Democrats.  Newsom appointed him to the “Recovery Commission (we would not have needed such a commission if Newson had not caused a Depression by using Executive Orders.  Yet, Newsom knifed Iger—and the American public—by refusing to issue rules to open Disneyland and other entertainment facilities.  Iger needs to stop listening the Supreme Leader and open the Park.  Just as the GOP told the AG and SOS they will not stop ballot harvesting—and they backed off admitting it was legal, Iger needs to open his Park and tell the governor to sue him—and then sue the State of California for using junk science to close Disneyland.

A new petition from Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and other California theme parks urges Gov. Gavin Newsom to stop delaying COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and allow the major tourist destinations to open now after seven months of coronavirus closures.

California Attractions and Parks Association launched the new Reopen California Amusement Parks website aimed at encouraging state residents to demand Newsom reopen California theme parks.

“Governor, we urge you to use the science and data to allow these parks to open now,” reads the CAPA petition on the website. “Please stop delaying, please develop reasonable and fair guidance and please allow California’s amusement parks to reopen soon. We know they are ready and so are we.”

Stop the petitions—open the Parks—people will come.  We need to take back government control of our lives.

Disney and Universal urge Newsom to ‘stop delaying’ and let California theme parks ‘open now’

California Attractions and Parks Association launched the new Reopen California Amusement Parks website aimed at encouraging state residents to demand Newsom reopen California theme parks.

By Brady MacDonald, OC Register,   10/15/20  . 

A new petition from Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and other California theme parks urges Gov. Gavin Newsom to stop delaying COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and allow the major tourist destinations to open now after seven months of coronavirus closures.

California Attractions and Parks Association launched the new Reopen California Amusement Parks website aimed at encouraging state residents to demand Newsom reopen California theme parks.

“Governor, we urge you to use the science and data to allow these parks to open now,” reads the CAPA petition on the website. “Please stop delaying, please develop reasonable and fair guidance and please allow California’s amusement parks to reopen soon. We know they are ready and so are we.”

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The Sacramento-based CAPA represents Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, SeaWorld San Diego, Legoland California, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and California’s Great America.

California theme parks closed in mid-March amid the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. and remain shuttered while they await guidelines for safely reopening from the state.

“Californians need jobs, businesses need customers, local governments need revenue and most importantly, we all need hope,” reads the CAPA petition. “Even more than the lost jobs and lost revenue, however, the greatest impact is truly the loss of hope, joy, laughter and fun. That damage is the most painful of all.”

Disney announced in late September that 28,000 employees would be laid off in the Disney Parks, Entertainment and Products division — mostly at Disneyland and Disney World — as the company continues to struggle with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. An exact count of the layoffs at the Disneyland resort is not yet available, but an early estimate puts the number in excess of 8,700 employees — with the number expected to rise.

Universal Studios Hollywood announced 2,200 temporary or permanent layoffs due to continuing business impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, known as the WARN Act.

“Besides offering Californians a safe and fun outdoor activity during these bleak COVID-19 days, these parks directly employ tens of thousands of people and entire communities have been built around them,” reads the CAPA petition. “The amusement park employees, surrounding small businesses and all their employees, local governments and loyal guests all depend on these parks being open.”

A delegation of state officials visited Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood this week to review reopening plans after a team from Newsom’s administration traveled to Florida last week to inspect COVID-19 protocols at Disney World and Universal Orlando.

“These visits will help inform our pending theme park guidance,” California Health and Human Services Agency spokesperson Kate Folmar said via email.

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Comments

  1. Otis Needleman says

    Nazi Newsom enjoys keeping people from earning a living. HE never misses a paycheck and doesn’t care if anyone else does. Open the places up. Recall Newsom.

  2. William Hicks says

    JUST ONE QUESTION….What makes disney industries anymore important than the businesses in my neighborhood, other than their political influence?

  3. Fed up Voter says

    Ha ha ha – you think Nuisance cares about your business???? Why should he? He’s out to destroy the state. You can give him all the money you have – he’s after P O W E R!!!!!!

  4. Spending millions on Gavin as Disney CEO expounds makes him any more important than the poor restaurants, nail shops, hair studios and others going out of business in my neighborhood? I say let Disney falter since they voted for the Democratic solution, they can have the solution they voted for which is a non-leader so inept that he is virtually impotent to do anything of value. Disney can go broke for all I care and I would not send this idiot a message to benefit them if they paid me to. Suffer like we all have by the means of a dictator who is dumber than a rock. His science sucks and it makes no sense and all that voted for this nitwit should have to languish in California and live with the progressive vote that gave him life in this ruinous state. They should not be allowed to leave but rather stay here and rot.

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