A small fraction of Disneyland staff and followers gathered exterior the enduring California theme park this morning to strain Governor Gavin Newsom into permitting all the theme parks to reopen. The entire theme parks in California have been shut down because the center of March and Disney, specifically, has been sparring with Newsom so as to get their park open to the general public. At the moment, solely the Downtown Disney space, which is made up of eating and procuring, is open to the general public. The continuing public well being disaster limits how many individuals will be within the space at any given time.
Simply over 20 Disneyland staff and followers (all carrying masks) confirmed up exterior of the park to protest this morning. All of them need Gavin Newsom to permit the park to reopen. The Downtown Disney portion of the park has been at capability for weeks now, with individuals determined to get any form of Disney repair. Nevertheless, Gavin Newsom has not had any curiosity in reopening the park, or any of the opposite theme parks in California, together with Knott’s Berry Farm, Common Studios, and Magic Mountain.
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Issues have began to get a bit ugly between Disney and Gavin Newsom over the previous a number of months. Walt Disney World reopened again in July, and the plan was to do the identical in California, however Newsom put a cease to it when circumstances began spiking once more. Disney chairman Bob Iger resigned from the state’s financial coronavirus process drive, which many consider was an influence transfer achieved to strain the California Governor, although it didn’t section Newsom within the slightest as he claimed he noticed it coming.
After Bob Iger left the state process drive, Gavin Newsom revealed that he was in “no rush” to open Disneyland or any of the opposite theme parks in California. Disney then laid off 28,000 staff. Each Disney and the California Sights & Parks Affiliation criticized Newsom for being “unreasonable,” which can have resulted in his newest reexamination about opening the park. Newsom despatched a staff to Walt Disney World earlier this week to see how they have been working so as to deliver again intel to presumably affect opening Disneyland.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek criticized Gavin Newsome and the state of California in a latest interview.
“It appears to me that the rules which are arrange by the state of California are extra stringent than any state throughout the nation,” stated Chapek. “When you take a look at the historical past of Disney and what we have been capable of do in the course of the reopening, reasonably than arbitrary requirements arrange with out regard to precise reality, and what we have been capable of do as an organization, I feel you’d come to a distinct choice about reopening Disneyland.”
Newsom has but to reply to these claims or to the protest exterior of the theme park this morning. The Hollywood Reporter was the primary to announce the Disneyland protest.