Press Releases

March 27, 2021

California Attractions and Parks Association Statement on New California State Guidance for Theme Parks

Sacramento, CA – The California Attractions and Parks Association (CAPA) today issued the following statement from Kris Reyes, CAPA Chair and Director of External Affairs, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: “We appreciate the administration’s efforts to provide our industry with the guidelines necessary to safely reopen California’s amusement parks.  “California amusement parks prioritize health and safety, and […]

March 18, 2021

CAPA Executive Director Statement Regarding State Blueprint

The following statement is attributed to CAPA Executive Director Erin Guerrero to clarify that CAPA does not recommend prohibiting or limiting yelling or screaming on amusement park rides: “California’s amusement parks are excited to reopen responsibly under the recently released state guidance for the amusement park industry. These guidelines do not require parks to prohibit […]

March 5, 2021

California Attractions and Parks Association Applauds Newsom Administration for Updating Metrics in Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Sacramento, CA – The California Attractions and Parks Association (CAPA) today issued the following statement from CAPA Executive Director Erin Guerrero: “Today’s announcement from the Newsom Administration is very encouraging news for California’s amusement parks. Parks now have a framework to safely and responsibly reopen. We appreciate the Administration’s willingness to work with the State’s […]

February 17, 2021

California Attractions and Parks Association’s executive director Erin Guerrero issues statement in reaction to New York Governor’s Andrew Cuomo’s announcement

California Attractions and Parks Association’s executive director Erin Guerrero today issued the following statement in reaction to New York Governor’s Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that outdoor amusement parks in New York are approved to reopen responsibly beginning April 9. “Kudos to Governor Cuomo for acknowledging amusement parks’ extraordinary efforts to prepare to reopen responsibly and for […]

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 […]