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Disneyland Reopening

 Shared Information from the State of California on Disneyland Reopening.

(updated 3/7/21)









As you may know Disneyland, as well as all of the theme parks in California, have been closed since mid March 2020 due to the corona virus outbreak.  Many people have lost their jobs as well as the surrounding businesses have lost the revenue from the tourists that typically visit these Theme Parks year round.  We are patiently awaiting to hear the good news of when Disneyland can reopen.




Table of Contents
  • State of CA Theme Park Reopening Guidelines
  • Disneyland Ticket Sales Information
  • Downtown Disney District 
  • Will Disneyland Reopen before the end of 2021





*I will continue to update this post as new information comes available. Information shared here is directly from the public Press Conferences from the Governor of California.




NEW Information Regarding California Theme Parks Opening:


On Friday, March 5th, 2021 the State of California released information saying California Theme Parks could open potentially as soon as April 1st, 2021 provided they fall within these guidelines.











State of CA Theme Park Reopening Guidelines





*NEW GUIDELINES for Theme Parks starting APRIL 1st*



Counties in the Red Tier: 

Effective April 1, 2021:

  • Max 15%

  • Small Groups - Max 10

    people or 3 household groups with no intergroup mixing

  • Indoor capacity max 15% with time restrictions

  • No indoor dining

  • Weekly worker testing

    program

  • In-state visitors only,

    check for current CDPH

    Travel Advisory in effect Online ticket purchases only


    Counties in the Orange Tier:

    1. Effective April 1, 2021:

      • Max 25%

      • Indoor capacity max 25%

        with time restrictions

      • Weekly worker testing

        program

      • With other modifications

      • In-state visitors only,

        check for current CDPH Travel Advisory in effect


    Counties in the Yellow Tier:

    1. Effective April 1, 2021:

      • Max 35%

      • Indoor capacity max 25%

        with time restrictions

      • Weekly worker testing

        program

      • With other modifications

      • In-state visitors only,

        check for current CDPH Travel Advisory in effect





* Keep in mind Disneyland is in Anaheim which is actually in Orange County not to be confused with the Orange Tier.


Prior to April 1st guidelines:


Smaller Theme Parks Guidelines:


May Resume operations in Tier 3 (orange tier)

Limited Capacity to 25% or 500 people whichever is fewer

May Open Outdoor Attractions only

Ticket Sales limited to guests within the same County 

Face Coverings must be worn at all times except when eating/drinking



Larger Theme Parks Guidelines:


All theme Parks May Open Operations in Tier 4 (yellow)

Limited Capacity to 25%



All Theme Parks:


Implement a Reservation System for Ticket Sales

Screen Guests for Symptoms

Face Coverings to be worn at all times except when eating/drinking








Disneyland Ticket Sales information



Currently there is a freeze on Ticket sales for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Parks.

Here is what you need to know if you currently have a Disneyland Ticket that is set to expire by December 30, 2020:





*Unused non promotional single day tickets that are set to expire December 30, 2020 or March 31, 2021 have been extended to December 16, 2021.



*Unused non-promotional multi-day tickets that were set to expire January 12, 2021 or April 13, 2021 will be extended to December 16, 2021.



*Guests who used their 1st day of their multi-day ticket during February 28, 2020 and March 13, 2020 but didn't use the ticket during the 13 day expiration will be extended to December 16, 2021;



*Promotional Child Tickets and Promotional SoCal resident tickets expiration has been extended to December 16, 2021. (blackout dates may apply)



*Canada Residents or Australia/New Zealand promotional tickets if unused the expiration has been extended to December 16, 2021.



*2020 Military tickets have been extended to expire December 16, 2021.



Please visit Disneyland Tickets for more information.









Downtown Disney District


  • While the Downtown Disney District has begun a phased reopening, beginning Dec. 7, restaurants and dining locations that do not offer take-out will temporarily close. Retail locations will remain open.


Visit Disneyland website for an updated list of which stores are currently open for shopping in Downtown Disney and Buena Vista street





Will Disneyland Reopen before the end of 2021?  


In my personal opinion, with the latest update as of March 5th I think there is hope for that to happen.  That being said it isn't official until Disneyland announces it.  Will it be as soon as April, I highly doubt it but maybe by summer or fall.  Disneyland will need to call back employees to rehire and properly retrain them to be up to speed on the latest safety protocols.  


Then of course there is the nightmare of the Reservation System for ticket Sales and how they are going to implement that?  If you can remember not long ago with the ticket sales for a Touch of Disney it was huge headache with people waiting online for hours and even I didn't get a ticket before the event sold out!  


With these new guidelines starting April 1st for Disneyland to reopen for more than just shopping and food, tickets can only be sold to California residents. This also brings up lots of questions and concerns on what will that look like. I do believe Disneyland has a plan and is just patiently waiting until they get a green light until they announce all those details!