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What does the yellow tier mean for Disneyland?

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure can raise attendance capacity to 35% now that Orange County has moved into the least restrictive yellow tier of the state’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Orange County — home to Disneyland, DCA and Knott’s Berry Farm — will move from the orange/moderate tier 3 to the yellow/minimal tier 4 of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on Wednesday, May 19. The move means Orange County theme parks can raise state-mandated attendance caps f...
Tags: Florida, California, Cdc, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Orange County, Indiana Jones, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Anaheim, U S Centers for Disease Control


Park Life: Knott’s reopens with new Bear-y Tales ride and Disneyland’s Blue Bayou gets boozy

What was reopening day like at Knott’s? How does the new Knott’s Bear-y Tales ride compare to the 1970s classic? When will Disneyland’s Blue Bayou start serving alcohol? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. Berry Glad Knott’s Berry Farm becomes the last major Southern California theme park to return from an extended coronavi...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southern California, Orange County Register, Knott, Walt, New Orleans Square, Berry Farm, Anaheim CA, Disney Imagineering, Jeff Gritchen, Indiana Jones Adventure, Top Stories LADN


Niles: Theme parks’ missing preshows are important, too

Like many fans, I am happy to see California’s theme and amusement parks reopening safely now that COVID-19 infection rates are dropping, and vaccination rates are increasing across the state. Having the parks closed for 13 months showed many of us the immense economic and emotional value of these destinations — value that we lost while the parks were closed. But the parks’ return is a phased reopening, with many popular elements unavailable for now, including parades, fireworks and big producti...
Tags: Star Wars, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Universal Studios, Southern California, Knott, Niles, Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood


Knott’s Berry Farm reopens after 13-month coronavirus closure

The roaring whoosh of the Silver Bullet coaster, the howling shrieks on the Supreme Scream drop tower and the soaking splashes of the Calico River Rapids water ride finally returned to Knott’s Berry Farm after a 13-month coronavirus closure. The Buena Park theme park reopened with rides and attractions to season passholders on Thursday, May 6 after a 418-day closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began in March 2020. The park hosted a series of food festivals without rides during the pandemic...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Legoland California, Southern California, State, Huff, Knott, SeaWorld San Diego, Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, Buena Park, Disney California Adventure


As yellow tier arrives, some LA County coronavirus rules remain tougher than state’s

Striding into the least-restrictive yellow tier of the state’s economic-reopening blueprint, Los Angeles County will deploy its loosest business restrictions since the pandemic began on Thursday, May 6. But some rules in the county’s public health ordered will remain tougher than the state’s, including a 75% capacity cap at grocery and retail stores. Pasadena and Long Beach were a step ahead of the county, enacting eased guidelines on Wednesday, including the reopening of indoor bars. The county...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Government, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Associated Press, Biden, Pasadena, Central Valley, Southern California


Park Life: Disneyland reopens after yearlong closure and plans to launch new annual pass this year

What was Disneyland like on reopening day? How will the Jungle Cruise change? What should you expect when Knott’s reopens this week? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. Back in Business Tears flowed as visitors walked down Main Street U.S.A. to the familiar announcement of “Hello and welcome to Disneyland.” What reopening d...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Soccer, Snow White, Disneyland, Sam, Southern California, Orange County Register, Knott, Niles, Berry Farm, Boysen, Jungle Cruise, Carranza, Anaheim CA, Quezada


61 migrant children at Long Beach, Pomona centers are being treated for COVID-19

LONG BEACH — About four dozen migrant children being housed at an intake center at the Long Beach Convention Center have tested positive for COVID-19, along with 14 more at the Pomona Fairplex, and all are in isolation and receiving on-site medical care, federal officials confirmed Wednesday. As of Wednesday, the Long Beach center was housing 710 migrant children, and 47 of them have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Zhan Caplan of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, Immigration, California News, Sport, Soccer, Preston, Long Beach, Biden, Pomona, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Caplan, Knott, Berry Farm


Dozens of migrant children at Long Beach, Pomona centers are being treated for COVID-19

LONG BEACH — About four dozen migrant children being housed at an intake center at the Long Beach Convention Center have tested positive for COVID-19, along with 14 more at the Pomona Fairplex, and all are in isolation and receiving on-site medical care, federal officials confirmed Wednesday. As of Wednesday, the Long Beach center was housing 710 migrant children, and 47 of them have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Zhan Caplan of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which...
Tags: News, Mexico, Immigration, California News, Sport, Soccer, Preston, Long Beach, Biden, Pomona, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Caplan, Knott, Berry Farm, City News Service


Coronavirus tracker: California reported 2,956 new cases and 86 new deaths as of May 4

In California,  2,956 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,723,330, according to Tuesday’s end-of-day totals on public health websites. The 14-day average of new cases is at 1,829. There were 86 new deaths reported statewide Tuesday, for a total of 61,675 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 37 fewer hospitalizations from the previous day, lowering the total hospitalizations of those infected with the coronavirus to 1,893. A...
Tags: News, California, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Biden, Local News, Knott, Berry Farm, California Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze


Knott’s Berry Farm ready to bring back coasters and rides after 13-month coronavirus closure

Knott’s Berry Farm is ready to fire up the scream machines again and unleash its fleet of rumbling and rambling roller coasters after more than 13 months of coronavirus closures that kept the rides and attractions shuttered and silent. “There’s a buzz and an energy right now,” Knott’s Vice President and General Manager Jon Storbeck said. “We’re just so excited to see guests come in and hear some screams and laughter and everything that goes with the whole park opening.” Sign up for our Park Lif...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Knott, Berry Farm, Boysen, Buena Park, Disney California Adventure, Jeff Gritchen, Top Stories LADN


Knott’s Bear-y Tales pays tribute to original 1970s ride with a modern digital attraction

The new version of the Knott’s Bear-y Tales ride closely follows the story line of the original 1975 attraction created by Disney Legend Rolly Crump that fans have been asking Knott’s Berry Farm to bring back to the park for decades. “It’s a return to the original,” Knott’s producer Eric Nix said during a media preview for the ride. “That was the idea of this version of Bear-y Tales. Let’s not reinvent the wheel. People have such a fond memory of the original attraction.” The new Knott’s Bear-y ...
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LAUSD reopens playgrounds at elementary, early education campuses

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner joins a kindergarten class at Kenter Canyon School in Brentwood to celebrate the reopening of playgrounds at early education centers and elementary schools across the district on Monday, May 3, 2021. Parents were upset to learn that the play structures were off limits when students first returned to school last month. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Custodian Fidel Alfaro sprays down Kenter Canyon Sch...
Tags: School, News, Education, Sport, Walgreens, Soccer, Lausd, Cvs, Brentwood, Sawyer, Knott, LA County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Berry Farm, Austin Beutner, Beutner


LAUSD reopens playgrounds at elementary, early ed campuses

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner joins a kindergarten class at Kenter Canyon School in Brentwood to celebrate the reopening of playgrounds at early education centers and elementary schools across the district on Monday, May 3, 2021. Parents were upset to learn that the play structures were off limits when students first returned to school last month. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Custodian Fidel Alfaro sprays down Kenter Canyon Sch...
Tags: School, News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Brentwood, Sawyer, Knott, LA County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Berry Farm, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Nick Melvoin


LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths again, although reporting lags contribute

Although the numbers are likely due to weekend reporting lags, Los Angeles County announced zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday, May 3, as the public health director expressed confidence the county will move up to the least-restrictive tier of the economic-reopening blueprint this week. COVID-19 case and death numbers are traditionally low on Sundays and Mondays as a result of delays in reporting from the weekend, but the back-to-back days of zero deaths still offered a gl...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Sport, Walgreens, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Cvs, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Knott, LA County


Report: FDA to authorize Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 12 to 15 soon

By Trisha Roy | Reuters The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 by early next week, the New York Times reported Monday, citing federal officials familiar with the agency’s plans. An approval is highly anticipated after the drugmakers said in March that the vaccine was found to be safe, effective and produced robust antibody responses in 12- to 15-year-olds in a clinical trial. Respondi...
Tags: News, Cdc, La, Sport, Walgreens, Soccer, United States, New York Times, Fda, Pfizer, Cvs, Reuters, U S Centers for Disease Control, Johnson Johnson, Knott, Pfizer Inc


LA County’s nursing home complaint backlog won’t end soon

A rise in complaints and the coronavirus pandemic are delaying resolution of a backlog of complaints involving nursing homes and other health care facilities in L.A. County, officials say. About a quarter of “significantly backlogged complaints” that involve these facilities and are about three years old are expected to still be pending in October, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Public Health made the revelation in a formal response to a final report that raised...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Biden, Seniors, County, Southern California, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Medicaid Services, Department of Public Health


What to expect when Knott’s Berry Farm reopens this week

Knott’s Berry Farm will reopen this week with the new Bear-y Tales dark ride after a yearlong coronavirus closure as the Buena Park theme park prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary and relaunch the Summer Nights food festival later this month. Knott’s will reopen on Thursday, May 6 to season passholders following more than 13 months of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The park will reopen to the general public on May 21. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new a...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Orange County, Santa Clara, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Vallejo, Huff, DCA, Knott, Carlsbad, Great America


Disneyland president says reopening symbolizes hope and optimism after yearlong closure

Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock says the reopening of Disneyland after a 412-day coronavirus closure represents the joy and optimism the Anaheim theme park stands for and symbolizes California and the United States turning a corner on the COVID-19 pandemic. “The importance of this to the people in this state and really the people throughout the country became much more than just getting a business open,” Potrock said in an interview at the park Friday. “It became really symbolic of bring...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Earth, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Orange County, Caribbean, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


Disneyland reopens to the public after 13-month coronavirus closure

Disneyland has returned after a yearlong coronavirus closure with a rethemed Snow White’s Enchanted Wish, updated Haunted Mansion and refreshed King Arthur Carrousel to the delight of die-hard fans who waited hours to snag tickets for the reopening of the Anaheim theme park. Fans anxious to ride the wildly popular Rise of the Resistance attraction and the soon-to-change Splash Mountain log flume had their wish granted when Disneyland finally swung open the gates just after 8 a.m. Friday, ending ...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Roseville, Lincoln, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Young, Legoland California, Southern California, Harbor, San Bernardino, Ihop, Anaheim


Knott’s Bear-y Tales delivers fast and furious game play in fun tribute to 1970s ride

The new Knott’s Bear-y Tales attraction takes the old dark ride from the 1970s and adds a modern digital twist to the original story with Boysenberry Blasters that fire jam at pie-thieving coyotes during the fast and furious game play that unfolds on a series of massive screens. Knott’s Berry Farm hosted a media preview of the new Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair 4-D interactive dark ride on Tuesday, April 27 at the Buena Park theme park. The Knott’s Bear-y Tales ride will debut on May 6...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southern California, Orange County Register, Knott, Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, Buena Park, Iron Reef, Secret Life of Pets, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Jeff Gritchen, Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump


What to expect when Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reopen this week

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will return this week with the reimagined Snow White’s Enchanted Wish dark ride, the wildly popular Rise of the Resistance attraction and the soon-to-change Splash Mountain log flume ride after a yearlong coronavirus closure. Disneyland and DCA will reopen on Friday, April 30 following more than a year of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disneyland will begin soft opening previews for employees on Tuesday, April 27. Sign up for our Park Life news...
Tags: Star Wars, California, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Lincoln, Snow White, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Pixar, Disneyland, Orange County, Santa Clara, Gavin Newsom


California theme parks can allow out-of-state visitors, according to new state guidelines

Disney, Universal and other theme parks in the state that had been forced to limit attendance to California residents can now allow out-of-state visitors under revised state guidelines — but not all parks are swinging open their gates to interstate travelers just yet. Revised guidelines in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy now allow fully vaccinated out-of-state visitors to attend activities or events that are currently limited to California residents only. California theme parks...
Tags: California, Disney, Sacramento, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Seaworld, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Capa, Legoland California, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, State, Johnson Johnson, DCA


Take a look at this list of upcoming events in Southern California

As 2021 continues at its rapid pace, more restaurants, bars, and events begin to open their doors for the public to enjoy safely. This spring, we know you have been waiting to get outdoors and have some fun safely. From food festivals to live concerts and special events – Southern California has so much in store for you. The only question is, where will you go first? C’s Los Angeles Food Festival C’s Smoke Shop is a Los Angeles-based store full of different kinds of smoking brands and products...
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Disneyland reopening day reservations ‘sold out’ — with a very important asterisk

Advance reservations for the reopening day of Disneyland are “sold out” for both single-park and parkhopper tickets, but there is still a way to get into the Anaheim theme park when it returns after an extended coronavirus closure. The “sold out” sign hanging in front of Disneyland on reopening day comes with a very important asterisk. You can still get into the original Disney theme park on April 30 if you buy a parkhopper ticket and get an advance reservation for Disney California Adventure. ...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Southern California, Anaheim, Potter, DCA, Knott, Niles, Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood


Universal Studios Hollywood returns with Potter, pets and dinos after yearlong coronavirus closure

Universal Studios Hollywood has returned after a yearlong coronavirus closure with a new Secret Life of Pets dark ride designed to delight families and a revamped Jurassic World water ride determined to terrify the tourists. Universal Studios Hollywood reopened on Thursday, April 15 for annual and season passholders after a 13-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began in March 2020. The Hollywood theme park reopens to the general public on Friday, April 16. Fans anxious to fly alongs...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Legoland California, Universal Studios, Southern California, Potter, Knott, King Kong, SeaWorld San Diego


Park Life: Disneyland releases ticket prices and adopts ‘gender inclusive’ employee dress code

Will Disneyland raise ticket prices when the parks reopen? How will the Haunted Mansion change when Disneyland returns? When will Knott’s Berry Farm reopen? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. Ticket Prices Disneyland releases ticket prices and pricing calendar for when the parks reopen. Passholders aren’t happy. Disneyla...
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What to expect when Universal Studios Hollywood reopens this week

Universal Studios Hollywood will return this week with the new Secret Life of Pets dark ride, revamped Jurassic World water ride and favorites like Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey and the Studio Tour after a yearlong coronavirus closure. Universal Studios Hollywood will reopen on Friday, April 16 following more than a year of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Annual and season passholders can return to the park on select dates during special preview Bonus Days running Thursday, April...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Universal, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Santa Clara, Universal Studios, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Aecom, Anaheim


Supervisor Solis helps open COVID-19 vaccination site in Chinatown

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis formally opened a COVID-19 vaccination site Monday, April 12, in the Chinatown area, saying it will target area seniors who may have difficulty making online appointments and who may be hesitant to leave their homes due to recent acts of hate targeting Asians. “Right now we know that Chinatown’s population (aged) 65-plus is behind the curve in terms of who has access to the vaccine,” Solis said during an opening ceremony at the site at 711 W. College St....
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Chinatown, Bhutan, Los Angeles County, Knott, Magic Mountain, LA County, Solis


Knott’s Berry Farm sets May reopening date after yearlong closure

Knott’s Berry Farm became the last major California theme park to announce a reopening date that will see the Buena Park theme park return to full operations in May after a yearlong coronavirus closure. Knott’s will reopen with rides and attractions on May 6 to season passholders and return with a grand opening for the general public on May 21, according to theme park officials officials. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern Califor...
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SeaWorld San Diego will reopen with rides and coasters next week after year without thrills

SeaWorld San Diego will bring back thrill rides and roller coasters next week after operating as a zoo, hosting food festivals and offering a once-in-a-lifetime drive-thru special event in an effort to keep the theme park partially open during the yearlong coronavirus pandemic. SeaWorld San Diego will fully reopen at limited capacity with rides, attractions and roller coasters on Monday, April 12, according to park officials. “We’re delighted to bring back some of the best thrill and family ride...
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