The Happiest Place on Earth is looking to reopen this summer in Southern California! The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California has just announced the dates it will propose to begin its own phased reopening.
Following the lead of Shanghai Disney Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, Disneyland will be leading with the reopening of its shopping and dining district, Downtown Disney. But also like the Walt Disney World Resort, it will be instituting a park reservation system to keep crowds at a limited capacity.
“Because theme park capacity will be significantly limited to comply with governmental requirements and promote physical distancing, the Disneyland Resort will manage attendance through a new theme park reservation system that will require all guests, including Annual Passholders, to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance. Theme park reservations will be subject to availability. More details about this new reservation system will be available soon. At this time, there will also be a temporary pause on new ticket sales and Annual Passport sales and renewals. Additional details will be available soon. Please check Disneyland.com for the most current information.”
Little is still known about the park reservation system that will be used first at the Walt Disney World Resort, and Shanghai Disneyland created and sold special dated tickets instead. But the Disneyland Resort might have an advantage over its sister parks because it has already been using a reservation system of sorts. Disneyland’s Annual Flex Pass requires passholders to make a reservation before visiting the park. The pass is only valid on days reserved (or on days that do not require a reservation; most of the reservation-required days occur during weekends and peak seasons).
However, it has not yet been revealed if this new park reservation system will be completely new or simply an extension of their current system. Only time will tell as we move forward.
The Disneyland Resort still needs to have its proposal approved by both Orange County and the state of California.
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