We are so excited to begin welcoming visitors to the Disneyland Resort. Beginning on April 30, the parks will open to limited capacity. This opening cannot come soon enough for our small businesses who depend on the resort area. And the city receives a significant source of revenue from taxes paid by visitors who stay at an Anaheim hotel, revenue that’s been reduced by more than 95 percent since the resort’s closure last year.
I join with Mayor Harry Sidhu in welcoming back our visitors to Anaheim. Mayor Sidhu authored an op-ed that appeared in the OC Register, and you can read it here. Based on the experience of Disney parks around the world which opened much sooner, I can tell you Disneyland should have been allowed to open months ago. However, onerous mandates at the state level prevented Anaheim from facilitating a safe re-opening until now.
This month’s re-opening will occur with the highest level of safety protocols and guest experience management, something nobody does better than Disney. As they say, I hope to “see ya real” soon in our resort area.