In an announcement shared to the Disney Parks Blog, an official reopening date for Disneyland parks has been set. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will officially reopen on April 30, 2021 at limited capacity.
Just announced! Magic is finally returning to the Disneyland Resort theme parks! Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park are planning to officially reopen to California Residents on April 30, with limited capacity. Details on @DisneyParks Blog: https://t.co/B1Rk2iAtmv pic.twitter.com/BkD9Cq2MKh
— Disneyland Resort (@Disneyland) March 17, 2021
With that in mind, we’ve pulled out some of the key information to take away from this announcement!
According to the Disneyland website, the reopening will be phased. Some stand out dates for the phased reopening include:
April 30, 2021 – Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure open
April 29, 2021 – Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa open at limited capacity
Downtown Disney District is currently open
May 2, 2021 – Disney Vacation Club Villas reopen at the Grand Californian
The Paradise Pier Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel don’t currently have a reopen date.
The next stand out information to be aware of is that due to limited park capacity, Disneyland will be managing overall attendance through a new reservation system. This system will require every guest to “obtain a reservation for park entry in advance”.
Essentially, to enter either Disneyland or California Adventure, a guest will need to have both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same day.
Details specific to Disneyland’s reservation system haven’t been released at the time of press, but we can guess it’ll be similar to Walt Disney World’s. You can get the total rundown on Disney World’s reservation system to give you an idea of what it might look like:
California Residents Only
Disneyland did share that only California residents will be able to visit the parks until further notice. This is to keep in line with California state guidelines. So unfortunately unless you’re currently living in the Golden State, a park visit won’t be possible for some time.
Health and Safety
Disneyland has made updates based on guidance from the CDC and other health authorities to prep for the reopening. We know you’re probably well aware of health and safety guidelines a year into the pandemic, but it never hurts to mention them again!
Some important changes to keep in mind are:
Social distancing will be promoted. Operational changes in the park including ground markings, physical barriers, and signage will help to maintain distance between visitors.
Reduced contact through cashless transactions is encouraged.
Alongside the park reservations, face coverings are required for all guests (2 and up) and temperature screenings will be needed for certain locations.
Other things that have been adjusted for the reopening include the suspension of services like fastpasses, Disney MaxPass, Magic Morning, and Extra Magic Hours.
To read more about the reopening, be sure to check out Disneyland’s official site!