The wait is over! Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are open to Disney Guests who reside in California today! As people pour into Disneyland Resort after its year-long pandemic closure, many Guests are in disbelief and feeling emotional as they finally step foot in the Parks.
With the excitement of the reopening, one thing is clear. We are all so happy to see Mickey and Friends welcoming us back home to Disneyland Park!
Earlier this month, Inside the Magic, shared the following exciting news about Disneyland and California Adventure character meet and greets. Disney Parks Blog prepared Mickey Mouse fans, stating:
Favorite characters may be spotted throughout the day waving to visiting friends, posing in the background of photos and having fun playing in the parks. At Disneyland park, you may see Mickey Mouse and some of his pals from the steps of the Main Street, U.S.A. railroad station. Or perhaps they may be found outside their homes in Mickey’s Toontown, waving a friendly welcome to visitors of all ages.
ITM was on the ground for today’s reopening and we are happy to report that Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Donald were happily welcoming Guests right in front of the Disneyland Railroad entrance on Main Street, U.S.A.!
As you can see, social distancing signs have been set in place and all the character meet and greets you will find at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure at this time will follow proper social distancing protocols. Doesn’t Mickey Mouse look adorable in his classic suit paired with his yellow bow tie?
Disneyland Railroad Views
For the time being, Main Street Station for the Disneyland Railroad is currently closed due to character appearances. Guests who are planning to ride the train, though, do not worry! Many Guests have been seen today at the New Orleans Square Station. As a reminder, other stations, including Mickey’s Toontown Station and Tomorrowland Station, may also be available.
For now, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald are happy to say hello to all of those Disney Guests who have been anxiously waiting to capture a photo!
We cannot get enough of Minnie Mouse and Goofy posing for the camera in their classic attire. It is so very wonderful to see these two again during a beautiful morning at Disneyland Park.
And, who can forget our favorite duck, Donald? This sassy friend in his blue sailor outfit waved hello and is struck poses as Guests entered the Park this morning.
Mickey has been in the hearts of many across the world since this classic cartoon character was created by Walt Disney himself and cartoon artist, Ub Iwerks. From Steamboat Willie (1928) to Fantasia (1940) — plus ten nominations for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film — Mickey Mouse has become an icon and now greets his fans worldwide at Parks like Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan and Disneyland Paris in France!
We are so happy to see Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto back in their element and the pure joy they bring to children and grown-up Disney fans alike.
Who is your favorite Disney Character? Are you excited to visit Disneyland and see Mickey again? Let us know your best Mickey memory in the comments below!