Disneyland and other California theme parks will return to full capacity in June – here's what is changing

  • On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced California would fully reopen on June 15.
  • Theme parks, sporting events, and concerts will be able to return to 100% capacity.
  • The state health department added some regulations on vaccinations records and masking for theme parks.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

California theme parks, including Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood, will return to full capacity on June 15.

The announcement was made on Friday as a part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The current 15% to 35% capacity limits will lift at the same time that the entire state fully reopens.

The parks will also no longer be required to maintain physical-distancing requirements on the sites.

Video: Metropolitan Museum President on the reopening process and New York’s mask mandate (CNBC)

  • a man holding a sign

    It is in the interests of the planet to get vaccines into every country, expert says

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • a screen shot of John C. Malone in a suit and tie

    John Malone: AT&T CEO John Stankey's decision to cut dividend is bold but necessary

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • a screen shot of David Faber

    Exxon says it will nominate two new board directors in the next year

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • Carl Quintanilla, Bob Pisani are posing for a picture

    Stocks move higher at open as tech sector attempts comeback

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • a close up of John C. Malone smiling for the camera

    WarnerMedia-Discovery deal is good news for HBO Max, says media mogul John Malone

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • Joe Kernen standing in front of a store

    Insider CEO Henry Blodget on Apple App Store lawsuit after Tim Cook's testimony

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • Mick Mulvaney, Betsey Stevenson are posing for a picture

    Are extended jobless benefits to blame for worker shortages?

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • Peter Buttigieg wearing a suit and tie

    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on debate over infrastructure plan

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • Allianz's El-Erian on how regulation can hurt crypto prices

    Allianz's El-Erian on how regulation can hurt crypto prices

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • a man wearing a suit and tie

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb on chances for the U.S. to hit herd immunity

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • Kristina Partsinevelos holding a sign

    The Pre-Market Rundown 2: May 24, 2021

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • a person holding a sign

    All eyes on EU leaders as they discuss repercussions following Belarus incident

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • Rebecca Quick wearing a suit and tie

    Former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb on debate over Covid-19's origin

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • a screen shot of a man in a suit and tie

    Tesla bear Gordon Johnson on company's outlook in China

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • a person holding a sign posing for the camera

    Revenue streams will dictate whether sporting events go ahead, expert says

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • graphical user interface, text, application, chat or text message

    Sanctuary Wealth's Jeff Kilburg on how cryptocurrency volatility impacts the broader market

    CNBC Logo

    CNBC

  • a man holding a sign
    It is in the interests of the planet to get vaccines into every country, expert says
    Dwight Egan, CEO at Co-Diagnostics, discusses vaccine deployment in India.

    CNBC Logo
    CNBC

  • a screen shot of John C. Malone in a suit and tie
    John Malone: AT&T CEO John Stankey's decision to cut dividend is bold but necessary
    “John Stankey showed a hell of a lot of courage in making this decision at this time because he found himself really chasing two capital intensive, very competitive rabbits,” Liberty Media Chairman John Malone told CNBC's David Faber.

    CNBC Logo
    CNBC

  • a screen shot of David Faber
    Exxon says it will nominate two new board directors in the next year
    Exxon Mobil announced Monday it will work with the board to secure two new directors within the next 12 months. The company says it will seek to add one member with energy industry experience and one with climate experience. CNBC's David Faber reports.

    CNBC Logo
    CNBC

UP NEXT

The California Health Department added special regulations for venues such as theme parks, concerts, and sports arenas that could be classified as “mega-events” – indoor events with more than 5,000 people, and outdoor ones with over 10,000. The venues are required to provide masks for all customers, though attendees will not be required to wear them if they have been fully vaccinated.

Loading...

Load Error

Customers planning on attending indoor venues must either be able to verify that they are fully vaccinated or take a COVID-19 test with a negative result 72 hours prior to entering the venue. They are expected to bring their test results or send them prior to arriving at the event.

For outdoor events, the agency recommends that the venues require a vaccination record or COVID-19 test, but will not enforce it. If an individual at an outdoor event cannot verify that they have been vaccinated, it is recommended that the venue asks the individual to wear a mask.

The California Health Department said the new mandates will run through October 1, but will be reassessed on September 1.

Disneyland reopened for the first time since the pandemic started on April 30 at 25% capacity. Since then, fans have flocked to the theme park.

Fully reopening the park will allow Disney to begin recouping from the impact of the pandemic on one of its biggest revenue streams. Last year, the media giant lost nearly $5 billion due to park closures.

Source: Read Full Article