Welcome to San Diego Blog | May 28, 2020
SeaWorld and Legoland roll out post-coronavirus plan for reopening San Diego parks
Believe it or not, theme parks might reopen soon. Yesterday, representatives from SeaWorld San Diego, Legoland California, the U.S.S. Midway Museum, and other tourist attractions presented their reopening plans with San Diego County officials Wednesday to seek permission to reopen by July 1, as the county reported 101 new COVID-19 cases and a half- dozen more deaths.
After unveiling detailed steps for how they will safely resume operations at their shuttered parks, they must now await approval from the state before they can welcome guests sometime this summer.
This plan calls for temperature and wellness checks for employees, masks for everyone entering the parks, reduced capacity inside the enclosures, plastic shields at food stations, a six-foot separation for entry and ride lines, and regularly disinfecting frequent touchpoints. Health officials have said that theme parks are on tap to open later in Stage 3 of the state’s four-tier reopening plan, but only if infection and hospitalization rates remain stable.
All of the theme parks have been shut down since mid-March in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Likewise arranged among Stage 3 businesses are barbershops and salons, which on Tuesday got the word from Newsom’s office that they can start to revive. San Diego County went with the same pattern, giving the organizations the green light to open when they actualize and post one of the district’s Safe Reopening Plans.