PHOTOS: California Adventure Preps For Reopening With Gate Changes

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Disney California Adventure theme park at Disneyland Resort has already undergone some renovations to meet The Walt Disney Company’s new park guidelines.

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Here, you can see some of the changes that have been made to the California Adventure gate area ahead of an official Disneyland reopening announcement from Disney Parks officials. Yellow social distancing markers and plexiglass barriers have been installed at each entry point.

Although Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure remain closed at this time (they were originally prepping for a July 17 reopening to celebrate Disneyland’s 65th Anniversary) the theme park still has begun implementing some social distancing measures and safety protocols for when they are ready to open up again.

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In this image, you get a closer look at the plexiglass sneeze guards Disney has installed to separate Guests and Cast Members during the theme park check-in process.

All of the new Disney Parks health and safety measures are designed to protect both Guests and Cast Members since the global pandemic outbreak is not yet over.

What other changes can Disneyland Guests expect?

In addition to these physical changes at the California Adventure gate, Disneyland Resort visitors can expect a number of other changes to their overall experience upon the theme parks’ phased reopening.

Just like in the Downtown Disney District, mandatory face masks will be enforced for Guests over 2 years of age and social distancing measures will need to be taken.

Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations will be available throughout the parks, making it easy for Guests of all ages to practice proper hygiene.

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The Disney Park Pass system is another major Disney World change that Disneyland Guests should be aware of. Reservations are now required to visit all Disney theme parks worldwide. Either the Disney Park Pass interface or a similar program will be introduced for Disneyland Resort ahead of reopening.

Certain experiences will also be unavailable as Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure park reopen. Nighttime spectaculars will not occur and character meet and greets will look very different than they normally do.

Disneyland visitors can also look to attraction changes and other new policies at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to get a better idea of how the Disney theme park experience will look during the phased reopening period.

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What do you think about the Disney California Adventure reopening changes? Are you looking forward to visiting Disneyland Resort again once the Anaheim theme parks reopen?

Contact the team at Academy Travel to help you plan your next Disney vacation, no matter which theme park you want to visit. If you are hoping to go to Disneyland when its reopening date is announced, they can help you understand more about reservations at Disney‘s Grand Californian Hotel or Disneyland Hotel and plan everything you need for a perfect trip!

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