The president of Disneyland theme park, Ken Potrock, announced that the Disney California Adventure Park, located within the Disneyland resort in California, will offer a new dining experience starting this spring, which represents the largest step taken by the famous theme park in its efforts to reopen after a long and exciting closure The controversy imposed on her by state officials amid the Covid-19 epidemic.
Bottrock announced a “limited-time trial with special tickets” in a letter to employees marking the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Disney California Adventure City theme park, saying the event will likely start in mid-March and will be available several days a week, with limited capacity And according to applicable safety procedures.
The new event will include offers on food, beverages, and entertainment services permitted under government re-opening guidelines, but the park games will not be open, according to ABC Network.
The event means the company will be able to summon more than 700 employees who have been cleared to return to work, in addition to the 230 employees currently working at the park, according to the event registration report filed with Orange County.
The two theme parks have closed to the Disneyland resort since March 2020, when the pandemic began, and state officials have prevented hikers – along with other major California theme parks such as Universal Studios Hollywood – from reopening their doors until the spread of the COVID-19 virus stops.
The Downtown Disney shopping district opened inside Disneyland, and the Disney California Adventure City theme park reopened a small portion of the park in November, with limited offers for outdoor shopping and dining.
The continued closure of the Disneyland resort and other theme parks in California has turned into a source of controversy within the state, as Gov. Gavin Newsom has resisted calls to allow their doors to reopen. State officials and lawmakers have strongly opposed the closures due to their impact on the local economy, and the Disney theme park division has laid off 32,000 US employees as a result of the pandemic’s impact on parks (Walt Disney World reopened in Florida in July, but a number of hotels remain. Restaurants are closed). Disney also attacked California’s insistence on refusing to allow it to reopen the doors of its resorts and theme parks, as Chairman Bob Iger resigned from the state’s Economic Task Force in response, and some other theme parks spoke of the possibility of legal action to force the state to allow the opening .
Disney’s upcoming dining show follows in the footsteps of a number of other theme parks in the area that have introduced limited experiences permitted under state rules, with the nearby Knot Berry theme park, for example, offering similar outdoor dining experiences, while Six Park Flags Magic Mountain run a test drive during the holiday season.