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Screams, Splashes And Lines For Rides Return: A Look At Theme Park Reopening Across Southern California




In this handout photo provided by Disneyland Resort,  Guests as are waved to by workers as they take in the sights and sounds of Main Street U.S.A. at the Disneyland Resort on April 30, 2021 in Anaheim, California.
In this handout photo provided by Disneyland Resort, Guests as are waved to by workers as they take in the sights and sounds of Main Street U.S.A. at the Disneyland Resort on April 30, 2021 in Anaheim, California.
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Among the more challenging aspects of reopening society as it gets a better handle on the coronavirus pandemic have been dealing with events and attractions that feature large crowds of people packed in close quarters, like theme parks.

A number of our local attractions, including Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood, LEGOLAND California Resort and others reopened last month, and others like Raging Waters in Los Angeles are set to finally reopen their gates to visitors in the coming days.

Today on AirTalk, we’ll hear from representatives with local theme parks and attractions about how the reopening process has been going and we’ll take calls from listeners who have visited a theme park or work at one to hear about their experience. Join the conversation by calling us at 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Mike Roe, reporter covering arts, entertainment and theme park attractions for LAist; he tweets @MikeRoe

Al Garcia, director of marketing and sales for Raging Waters Los Angeles in San Dimas