Disneyland to Issue Refunds to Pass Holders

The assault on the economy of the state of California was made even more evident on Thursday when Disneyland was forced to suspend its lucrative Annual Pass program. The Disneyland Resort has been closed indefinitely since mid-March, after the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread across the world.

In the announcement, Ken Potrock, President of Disneyland Resort, said that it would begin the process of issuing refunds to pass holders. Details of the refunds were not immediately available.

Disneyland Site of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The announcement comes within days of an announcement by Orange County about the opening of a mass vaccination site at a parking lot owned by Disneyland.

Florida Open for Business

The vast differences in the various state policies when it comes to reopening plans in the midst of the pandemic could not be made more obvious than when looking at Disneyland compared to Walt Disney World in Central Florida. Unlike California that has refused to let the theme park mecca reopen, state regulations in Florida have allowed Disney World to resume operations using proper safety protocols.

Newsom Under Fire

In light of the recent announcement by Disneyland, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has come under even more fire for what many people claim to be restrictions that are too strict. Critics contend that Newsom has no plan for allowing Disneyland to reopen. In the meantime, the economy of Anaheim has been wiped out. According to some economic experts, approximately 87% of the business of the city is tied to Disneyland. The area has been relegated to being a ghost town until the park is allowed to open its doors again.