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Disneyland to open portion of California Adventure Park for shopping, outdoor dining

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Though Disneyland will not be reopening soon, Disney fans in California still have some reason to celebrate. On Friday, Disney announced it would be reopening a portion of its California Adventure’s shopping and dining area.

Buena Vista Street in Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim will reopen for outdoor dining and shopping in November. Guests will be expected to wear masks, have their temperatures taken before entering and practice social distancing. Capacity limits will also be in place. No rides will be open.

Downtown Disney, the theme park’s shopping and dining district that is outside of both parks has been open since July, with coronavirus restrictions in place.

Rides will still not be open as part of Gov. Newsom's latest theme park restrictions. 

Rides will still not be open as part of Gov. Newsom’s latest theme park restrictions. 
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The news comes the same week Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled out its restrictions for theme parks reopening.

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According to the new state guide, larger theme parks are not allowed to open until the county in which it is located has reached level “yellow,” or the lowest level of transmission risk for coronavirus.

Disneyland is located in Orange County.

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The park’s management has hit back at Newsom. Ken Potrock, president of Disneyland Resort, argued against the new guidelines, calling them “arbitrary” in a statement shared with FOX Business.

“We have proven that we can responsibly reopen, with science-based health and safety protocols strictly enforced at our theme park properties around the world. Nevertheless, the State of California continues to ignore this fact, instead mandating arbitrary guidelines that it knows are unworkable and that hold us to a standard vastly different from other reopened businesses and state-operated facilities. Together with our labor unions we want to get people back to work, but these State guidelines will keep us shuttered for the foreseeable future, forcing thousands more people out of work, leading to the inevitable closure of small family-owned businesses, and irreparably devastating the Anaheim/Southern California community,” the statement read.

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Section Of Charles Street Shutdown Saturday For Outdoor Shopping, Dining

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A section of Charles Street was shut down Saturday for a day of outdoor shopping and dining.

With Charles Street shut down, there was more room to move around, more room to practice social distancing and more room to support local businesses.

With the sun shining, and the threat of cars temporarily removed, Phil Han and his family enjoyed a stroll down Charles Street.

“I think maybe we went to all the pumpkin farms in the area that we could’ve gone to, so this is a nice way to change it up and have a snack and walk down the street,” Han said.

Han is the owner of Dooby’s, one of the hundreds of businesses that benefited from the first-ever Charles Street Promenade.

“Seeing guys being able to walk and bike and take their little ones out and feel like they have a lot of safe space is everything we’re looking for in the city,” Han said.

For 12 hours, Charles Street was closed to cars between Saratoga and North Avenue, all in an effort to give businesses a little boost.

It was organized in part by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.

“You’ll notice the sidewalks here are narrow which makes it hard to have outdoor dining for restaurants and retailers,” Mike Evitts, with Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, said. “So we’ve been working on that for most of the summer, and as we were working on it, the idea came to let’s put that on steroids, and let’s make it big and beneficial for everyone.”

Social distancing rules and masks requirements were in place to follow the mayor’s executive order.

This was the first Charles Street Promenade. They’re hoping to learn from it so they can continue helping businesses.

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