As part of the 20th anniversary of California Adventure Park at Disneyland today, officials announced plans to expand outdoor dining in Anaheim.
In a letter to employees, Ken Potrock, president of Disneyland Resort, said that by mid-March, the company will launch a new dining event that includes tickets from across the theme park as well as new merchandise and other forms of entertainment at California Adventure Park.
The new limited-ticket event is under development and will adhere to Covid-19 regulations. Disney shares jumped in the news.
The announcement comes after two California Assembly members representing the areas that were most affected by the Disneyland and Six Flags Magic Mountain shutdown last March were appointed to sponsor a bill that would place all theme parks at a less restrictive level than Covid-19 in the state. The industry guide to theme parks and theme parks.
Industry executives and Governor Gavin Newsom have waged a war of words over the major park closures and the rationale for this.
Disneyland officials expect nearly 1,000 employees to return to work for event employees. About 350 workers have returned to their jobs as part of the reopening of open-air restaurants in the Downtown Disney area.
The 20th anniversary message can be seen on the Hyperion 🎭✨ stage pic.twitter.com/coWcBp7xrg
– Disneyland News Today (dlnt) February 8, 2021
The City News Service contributed to this report.