Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure have both remained closed due to the pandemic. Ever since the theme parks shut their gates in March 2020, Guests have been eager to once again soak up the magic and get the Disneyland experience.
Well, now thanks to new guidelines from Governor Newsom, known as the “Blueprint Refresh,” Disneyland has announced they will be reopening both of their theme parks — Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure — on April 30, 2021!
In case you missed it, the “Blueprint Refresh” now states that all California theme parks, no matter the size, are allowed to reopen in the red tier (tier 2) at a 15% limited capacity. Additionally, the theme parks can only host California residents only, no out-of-state Guests are allowed.
If you are one of many who have unused non-promotional single-day tickets that expire at the end of this year, we have some good news! Disneyland has just shared information regarding an extension of those expiration dates. Now, Guests have until the end of 2022 to use those theme park tickets.
Disney has released the following information:
Unused non-promotional single day tickets that expire on December 30, 2021 or March 31, 2022 will have the expiration date extended to December 30, 2022. Wholly unused, non-promotional multi-day tickets that expire on January 12, 2022 or April 13, 2022 will have the expiration date extended to January 12, 2023, and the ticket will expire 13 days after first use or on January 12, 2023, whichever occurs first.
Additionally, for those Guests who have multi-day tickets and used their first visit between February 28 and March 13, but didn’t reach the ticket’s maximum number of uses, you now have until the end of 2022 as well.
Disney released the following information:
Guests with multi-day tickets who used their first visit between February 28, 2020 and March 13, 2020 but did not reach their ticket’s maximum number of uses, will have the 13-day expiration period of their ticket extended to December 30, 2022.
Expiration dates on eligible ticket(s) will be updated prior to the theme parks’ reopening.
We already know that when the parks reopen, some amenities — including FASTPASS, Disney MaxPass, Magic Mornings, and Extra Magic Hour offerings — will be suspended as part of the phased reopening efforts amid the pandemic. This is not too much of a surprise, as this is similar to what Walt Disney World did when they reopened last summer.
The official Disneyland website also explains that select attractions and certain experiences that draw crowds, including parades and nighttime spectaculars, will return at a later date. Again, this isn’t too much of a surprise since this is similar to how Disney World is currently operating amid the pandemic:
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.
Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get information regarding Disneyland’s reopening.
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