Theme parks in Los Angeles and neighboring Orange County are eligible to reopen at 25% capacity, thanks to those counties today moving into a less restrictive tier under the state of California's pandemic rules.
The change puts the two counties into California's Orange Tier 3, which allows theme parks to move from 15% to 25% capacity, pending county approval. This affects Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Update: Los Angeles County officials have announced that the Orange tier changes will take effect on April 5, meaning that Magic Mountain will begin at 15% capacity for its first days back. Orange County is approving the move tomorrow, March 31.
San Diego County, home to SeaWorld and Legoland, remains in the Red Tier 2 for the time being, meaning that its parks must remain at 15% when they return. California theme parks may begin reopening starting Thursday.
All parks must continue to limit attendance to California residents, regardless of their county's tier status. Here are the current reopening dates for California theme parks:
Knott's Berry Farm has announced that it will reopen in May, though it has not yet specified a date. San World San Diego remains open as a zoo, with no set date yet to resume theme park rides.
For the latest on specific rules, please see our article, California Details Theme Park Reopening Rules.
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