The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, is now operating without a visa requirement after the city of Anaheim announced on Friday that it would temporarily suspend a city-issued visa program for tourists arriving at the theme park.
The city’s decision comes after the Anaheim Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) issued a new, stricter set of requirements for visitors who plan to attend Disney’s Anaheim Theme Park.
“The Anaheim Convention & Visitors Bureau is committed to providing a safe, secure, and secure experience for everyone, regardless of nationality, national origin, or immigration status,” the ACCVB said in a statement.
The new policy was issued at the request of the Anaheim city council, which had earlier announced it would cancel its city-issue visa program.
In its statement, the city also said it would “focus on providing visitors with the appropriate documentation, including documentation that will enable them to continue their stay in the City.”
“The City has made an extensive effort to make its own decision, and will work with other stakeholders to ensure the appropriate process is in place to assist in the continued operation of our tourism industry,” the city said.
The decision comes as the number of foreign nationals entering the United States each day continues to grow.
More than 1.6 million people arrived in the United State from the seven countries covered by the new Visa Waiver Program on July 1, the highest number in more than two years.
According to the Washington Post, there are now more than 1 million foreign nationals in the U.S. who have been issued an entry visa or a work visa.
As of the end of May, more than 100,000 foreign nationals were expected to enter the United United States on tourist visas in the next 12 months, according to the Migration Policy Institute.
In April, Disney issued a list of 21 countries in which its U.K. subsidiary operates, which it said had all of the requirements to enter Britain legally, but no visa requirements.
The list includes several other countries in Europe and Asia, including India, the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea and Vietnam.
Disneyland Resort’s new policy comes less than a month after Disney’s Hollywood Studios in California, a destination for its theme park guests, said it had suspended its visa program due to the increased number of people coming to the U: Disney Studios Hollywood Resort will suspend its visa application process for U. S. residents until January 19, 2018.
Disney has issued several other temporary visas to people from the affected countries, including those for the last two months of the year.