Press Releases

February 4, 2021

California Attractions and Parks Association Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Allow Theme Parks to Reopen Responsibly in Tier 3

Sacramento, CA – The California Attractions and Parks Association (CAPA) today announced its strong support for AB 420, a bill introduced by Assembly Members Sharon Quirk Silva(D-Buena Park) and Suzette Valladares (R-Santa Clarita) that will place all theme parks in the “Orange – Moderate – Tier 3” of the state’s COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Amusement Parks and Theme […]

November 2, 2020

Mayors Call on Governor to Modify Guidelines and Allow Responsible Reopening of CA’s Major Theme Parks

Sacramento – Eight California mayors sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom urging him to reconsider guidelines issued for California large theme parks that would effectively keep parks closed indefinitely. In their letter to Governor Newsom the mayors said: “The guidelines put forth by your Administration were released within the framework of prioritizing public health […]

October 27, 2020

Press Release 10/27/20

Statement – 10/27/2020 “We continue to ask the administration to share any data or science related to theme parks that they are using to inform their decision to keep the major theme parks closed indefinitely while allowing similar venues to reopen. “Parks have been opened throughout the country and world for months and we have […]

October 20, 2020

California Attractions and Parks Association (CAPA) and Theme Park Presidents React to New

Statement from Erin Guerrero, Executive Director, California Attractions and Parks Association: “To say today?s announcement on theme parks is disappointing would be a grave understatement. The Governor has not used science or data to inform his decision. Theme parks have opened and operated safely around the world for months. Data and science prove that theme […]

October 7, 2020

Statement – 10/7/2020

Statement – 10/7/2020 “California theme parks are a signature industry in California. Parks have spent months developing comprehensive draft guidelines with input from international health and safety experts. Parks are ready to reopen with best practice protocols to provide a healthy and responsible environment for both guests and employees. We find it disconcerting that Governor […]

October 2, 2020

Statement – 10/2/2020

Statement – 10/2/2020 “We appreciate the Administration’s willingness to continue conversations with the amusement park industry before finalizing the industry’s guidance and placement within the Blueprint. California’s amusement parks voluntarily closed at the beginning of the pandemic. Since then we have sought an active partnership with the state to develop a responsible reopening plan. “Fighting […]

October 1, 2020

Statement – 10/1/2020

Statement – 10/1/2020 “Today California amusement park leaders who have been working for months to prepare to reopen responsibly saw an initial draft of state guidance and Blueprint placement for California’s amusement parks. While we are aligned on many of the protocols and health and safety equirements, there are many others that need to be […]

September 28, 2020

California Legislators Call For Immediate Action So Theme Parks Can Reopen Responsibly

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 28, 2020 California Legislators Call for Immediate Action so Theme Parks Can Reopen Responsibly SACRAMENTO – Nineteen members of the California Legislature today called for immediate action from the Newsom Administration to allow for the responsible reopening of California’s theme parks, including Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm and other venues. The […]