The city government of Anaheim, California, has asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to issue regulations that allow Disneyland and other theme parks to reopen, after the lack of commerce brought a $100 million shortfall to public coffers.
California’s theme parks have been closed since coronavirus restrictions began in March. While Florida’s Disney World reopened in July, its counterpart in California has remained closed, affecting the local economy throughout the region.
The Orange County Register reported:
The city of Anaheim joined California theme parks in urging the state to issue COVID-19 guidelines that will let the major tourist destinations reopen.
About half of the city’s general fund budget comes from revenue tied to businesses around Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center. Anaheim faces a $100 million budget deficit as a result of the extended coronavirus closures, according to Lyster.
Theme parks have been left waiting on the sidelines while other segments of