After sitting empty or working as a mass vaccination site for COVID-19 for a year, Disneyland and California will reopen on April 30th. Orange County’s theme parks have not yet been released Ticket availability Still for avid fans, the Walt Disney Co. yesterday announced some big plans to expand the Anaheim Resort with new restaurants, shops, and attractions.
Don’t get too excited for the newly named Disneyland Forward just yet. Walt Disney Co. has not submitted any development plans to the Anaheim City Council. The Los Angeles times reports that Walt Disney Co. said it would be presented to the council by 2023. Disney officials pointed to underdeveloped areas around the two Disney hotels for the new expansion. Disney officials said development will take place on the west side of the theme parks and the other in a parking lot east of the resort.
In other news:
- While limited indoor restaurants returned to Los Angeles two weeks ago, restaurants are having a hard time finding plicers or skilled workers, reports ABC-7.
- Santa Monica Place will add a new French-Californian rooftop restaurant called Loulou this summer. The project comes from Erik and Florence Chol, who restored the DTLA’s Globe Theater in 2015.
- The LA baseball team announced new protocols to allow baseball fans back to Dodger Stadium. Only 20 percent capacity or 11,000 fans in socially distant seats are permitted. The Pasadena Star News reports that stadium capacity could rise to 33 percent if LA County could switch from the red tier to the orange tier.
- An interesting Korean barbecue drive opened in Chinatown last month MGD Korean BBQ Express. It’s not exactly a traditional transit, but more of a socially distant service where you order online first. Wait for the order to finish before picking up from the window Monday through Saturday from 11:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
- Spire 73 at the InterContinental reopens on Friday April 9th. Reservations are required by Open tableas well as masks when they are not sitting.