This week is big for the Disneyland Resort! Park tickets go on sale this week and the anticipation and excitement are high. Although there is a lot of hype to visit the parks during the first days of reopening, it might be better for Guests to wait. Let us tell you why!
Disney fans can’t wait to once again experience the magic at the Happiest Place on Earth. Returning to the parks will feel and look slightly different. Enhanced health and safety protocol will be in effect throughout the whole park. Attractions and attraction queues will have enforced social distancing. Even park hours will be limited — at least at first.
Preliminary Reopening Park Hours
When the parks first reopen on April 30, operating hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. — which is definitely more limiting than the hours that Disney fans are used to. You can see these hours using your Disneyland Mobile App.
If you’re looking to snag tickets and reservations for the first reopening days, it might benefit you to wait a little while longer before you head to the parks if you want to get the most out of your day. Even though there’s a lot of anticipation to be among the first to return to Disneyland, park hours won’t be extended until mid-May, a couple of weeks after the theme parks reopen.
Extended Park Hours
Starting Friday, May 14, park hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. As for right now, the calendar on the Disneyland App only shows park hours for dates up to late May. With that’s being said, it’s difficult to tell if hours might extend more as we go into the summer months. Summer is a big time for the resort, so extending hours isn’t out of the realm of possibility. However, keep in mind that theme park hours are always subject to change.
What’s the Benefit of Waiting?
Without there being an Annual Passholder program, every person visiting Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will need to use a theme park ticket since there aren’t any valid APs. The cost of tickets can add up, so waiting could give you the biggest bang for your buck! There’s also a good chance that more experiences could be available later on, as well. We now know which attractions will and won’t be available in both parks — so it’s possible that waiting a little while to visit could present s with a greater opportunity to enjoy more magical experiences over time.
Either way, it will be great to be back in both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park, and we can’t wait to return to the Happiest Place on Earth!
Are you going to purchase tickets for Disneyland when it reopens? Are you going to wait for the extended hours so you have more time in the parks when you go? Let us know in the comments!