Disneyland is going from the happiest place on Earth to one of five major sites that will dispense the COVID-19 vaccination to Anaheim residents.
Disneyland shut its doors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic last March and has yet to open back up officially, unlike its Orlando counterpart, which reopened last July. With no official re-opening date on the horizon just yet, the happiest place on Earth is going to utilize its space for a very important cause: COVID-19 vaccinations.
Orange County revealed this in a press release, naming Disneyland as one of five major Point-of-Dispensing (POD) sites that will administer the COVID-19 vaccinations to thousands of residents:
The Disneyland Resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the county’s first Super POD site – undertaking a monumental task in our vaccination distribution process. We truly appreciate the support of the Orange County Fire Authority, our cities, and our residents as we continue to rollout COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the county.
With cases rising in the area, large-scale sites like Disneyland will allow the vaccine to be distributed to the masses quickly and efficiently manner. The hope is to squash the threat of the virus and hopefully return to some form of normalcy in the coming months.
Going to Disneyland for anything other than riding the rides and seeing the sights will doubtless feel strange, but if the iconic park can used to help end the pandemic, it’ll be more than worth it.
h/t SyFy Wire