California theme parks have been given the go ahead to open when their counties reach the state’s red COVID risk level. Disneyland can reopen at 15% capacity to California residents as soon as Orange County reaches that red tier. Disney CEO Bob Chapek shared that it’ll be closer to the end of April before Disneyland reopens.
When Disneyland does reopen, some features guests are used to will not be available. A new park reservation system will also be in place when the theme parks reopen.
Magic Morning and Extra Magic Hour offerings will be suspended upon reopening of the Disneyland Resort hotels and theme parks to help manage capacity. FASTPASS and Disney MaxPass services are also suspended for the time being and are not available for purchase or use.
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 the parks in new ways to entertain and delight guests.
Until the Disneyland Resort theme parks reopen, guests can enjoy shopping and dining at the Downtown Disney District and Buena Vista Street. Starting next week, Disney California Adventure will host a ticketed food and beverage event, “A Touch of Disney”.
Will you be visiting Disneyland when the parks reopen?