Other things to keep in mind are:There's a certain naivety in continually pushing the singular idea that all problems would be solved by Disneyland reopening.
You may remember that I said, back in June that reopening itself wasn't the hard part. That was echoing something I tried to community back in March: the return to normal will not happen until people feel safe to return to normal, and that is just as much about public perceptions as it is shelter-in-place orders. If people don't feel safe to travel, they will not travel, regardless of what is or is not open.
The perfect example of this now is Walt Disney World, where, with a 'business-friendly' government they are operating with no restrictions imposed on them. That push to be 'business-friendly' and put the economy first, has overall hurt Florida's image as being safe for tourists. WDW is operating at a fraction of their available capacity due to the lack of tourism in the state. They have laid off more people in Florida than they have at Disneyland.
The same will happen at Disneyland if people do not feel it is safe to return. Thankfully, the state's stringent guidelines for reopening promote a sense of taking this virus seriously and promoting safety over reopening. That is the key to maintaining the image as a safe travel destination and will be the key to continuing to attract out-of-state and international travelers in the future. People have to feel safe in order to return to Disneyland.
Waving a wand to remove restrictions does absolutely nothing to make people feel more safe and will do absolutely nothing to help Disneyland return to normal. There has to be more done, at the community level, to promote health and safety. Only after people feel we are taking this seriously, can they consider returning as a tourist.
People are not speanding as much money as they used to (due to fear of job loss)
Going to another state requires a 2 week quarantine in most jobs. Most people don't have that amount of time off.
I don't think it's about Florida being seen as unsafe by any means. No outbreaks have been linked to Disneyworld or Universal.
Whether Disneyland reopened in July 2020, or July 2022, there are always gonna be people uncomfortable with it post pandemic. I don't think people believe Florida is unsafe, but I do think people will be uncomfortable with traveling (for leisure) for many years.