Views of the Disneyland theme park, still closed due to COVID-19 on July 11, 2020 in Anaheim, California.
It’s been more than a year since Disney’s two California theme parks were forced to shutter due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the company’s theme park division hasn’t been standing idly by waiting to reopen.
From refurbishing the iconic carousel to putting the final paintbrush strokes on Avengers Campus, Josh D’Amaro and Disney’s parks, consumer products and experience division has been keeping busy.
As it looks to reopen Disneyland and California Adventure on April 30, the company shared a number of updates with media and stakeholders during a webcast Thursday.
To start, the parks will operate at around 15% capacity, and only be open to California residents. Mask-wearing and social distancing will be required for guests visiting the park.
Last year’s shutdown led Disney to lay off tens of thousands of workers and slashed an important source of revenue for the media company. The parks, experiences and consumer products segment accounted for 37% of the company’s $69.6 billion in total revenue in 2019, or around $26….