As Disneyland gears up for a hopeful reopening in late April, though an exact date has not yet been confirmed, they are updating their website with official information to help Guests understand what they can expect once both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure reopen.
Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure have remained closed since last March due to the ongoing pandemic. Still, the good news is that recently, the major theme parks within the state of California, including Disneyland Resort and Universal Hollywood, received some positive reopening news, allowing them to reopen in tier 2 at 15% limited capacity. Additionally, the theme parks can only host California residents; no out-of-state Guests are allowed.
Though we still do not have an exact opening date, The Walt Disney Company’s CEO, Bob Chapek, did confirm during the Shareholder’s meeting that he hopes to have both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure ready by the end of April.
When the parks reopen, some amenities, including FASTPASS, Disney MaxPass, Magic Morning, and Extra Magic Hour offerings, will be suspended as part of the phased reopening efforts amid the pandemic. It is not a surprise as this is similar to what Walt Disney World did when it reopened in July 2020.
As a result of the impact of COVID-19 on operations, FASTPASS and Disney MaxPass services are suspended for the time being and are not available for purchase or use. We will share future updates at a later date.
Magic Morning and Extra Magic Hour offerings will be suspended upon reopening of our hotels and theme parks as we plan to manage capacity. We will share any updates on these offerings at a later date.
The website also reminds Guests that select attractions and certain experiences that draw large groups will return at a later date, which was previously announced, but you can read details below as a reminder:
Additionally, select attractions and certain experiences that draw large group gatherings—such as parades and nighttime spectaculars—will return at a later date. While character meet-and-greets will be temporarily unavailable, Characters will be in our parks in new ways to entertain and delight our Guests. The Disneyland Resort will also have capacity measures in place, as well as limitations on parking and operating hours.
It is best to visit Disneyland’s official website for the most up-to-date information on the reopening of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure.
At this time, Downtown Disney District, and by extension, portions of Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure, are open to Guests for select outdoor dining and shopping. And in just a few days, Disney California Adventure will open up more of its theme park as they host an event titled A Touch of Disney.
A Touch of Disney will bring Guests a selection of iconic food and beverage items from Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure and possibly see Mickey and the gang from a safe social distance!
For more information on this event, visit Disneyland’s website here.
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