Disneyland Resort in California has officially reopened to the general public on April 30, 2021. It was closed from more than a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The year long closure is said to have had a tremendous economic impact on Disney as well as the local economy.
Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park had been closed since March 2020. The park has currently opened at 25% capacity to California residents only for the time being.
Disneyland is reported to have lost a whopping $4.3 billion in revenues during the closure period, according to an analysis by an independent research group. Southern California economy is estimated to have lost around $23 million per day due to the Disneyland closure.
Though Disneyland is allowing only California residents, the government has said that out-of-state guests can be allowed in the theme parks if they are vaccinated. The company had earlier laid off around 32,000 U.S. theme park employees during the closure. Disney had been pleading with the state government from quite some time to allow it to open its theme parks.