Disney, other theme parks will remain closed for months under state rules

Disneyland. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
ANAHEIM (CNS) - State health officials released long-awaited guidance for the reopening of theme parks amid the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, Oct. 20, but the restrictions will likely translate to several more months of closures at major attractions such as Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood. Under the guidelines, major theme parks will only be permitted to reopen in counties that have reached the least-restrictive "yellow'' tier of the state's four-tier COVID-19 economic-reopening roadmap. Orange County, home to the Disneyland resort, is in the "red,'' or second, tier of that matrix. Los Angeles County, home to Universal Studios, is languishing in the "purple,'' or most-restrictive, tier of the state's program. Even when they are permitted to open, theme parks will have to adhe
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