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California Theme Park Officals Call Suing Newsom A “Viable Option”

The Hollywood Reporter-


A group of officials from California’s major theme parks gathered Wednesday for a virtual press conference to once again voice their outrage over the state’s reopening guidelines for their businesses. They went so far as to say legal action is being considered.

On Tuesday, State Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly introduced the guidelines, under which parks such as Disneyland, Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, LEGOLAND California Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm cannot operate until their respective county is placed in Tier 4 “Yellow” (minimal). Once open, all will be required a limited capacity of 25 percent. Disney’s Orange County is currently in the “Red” (substantial) tier. Universal’s Los Angeles County is at Tier 1 “Purple” (widespread). Smaller theme parks will not have as difficult a path to reopen since they are mostly outdoors and draw crowds mainly from nearby. Therefore, they can open once the respective county is in the Orange tier.

Not long after the Ghaly announcement, the assorted theme parks’ officials and the California Attractions and Parks Association issued individual statements blasting the measures for being “unworkable,” “arbitrary” and “shameful.” Much the same was said Wednesday.

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