Disneyland reopening to California residents April 30 after year-plus closure due to COVID

Disneyland will reopen its gates to the public on April 30, more than a year after its initial closure due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Magic is finally returning to the Disneyland Resort theme parks,” Disney said in a blog post. “Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park are planning to officially reopen to the public on April 30, with limited capacity.”

Theme parks, including Disneyland, are allowed to open at 15% capacity while in the red tier, the second-highest risk level, but only California residents will be allowed to buy tickets.

Because capacity will be limited, Disneyland Resort will manage attendance numbers on a new “theme park reservation system” requiring all visitors to make a reservation for entry ahead of time, according to the post.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse greeting visitors to Disneyland.

Visitors will be able to experience fan favorite attractions such as “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” or the “Incredicoaster” and will also have access to “new magic” including “Snow White’s Enchanted Wish” which will open to guests for the first time on April 30.

Before giving access to the public, Disneyland said it will invite its employees and local community members to be the first to enter the park post-closure.

Disneyland Resort hotels will also be open to guests again. As part of a phased reopening, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is set to reopen on April 29 at limited capacity.

Disney Vacation Club Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa plans to reopen a few days later on May 2. Finally, Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel are also set to reopen later, though a date has not yet been specified.

While Disneyland will officially reopen on April 30, its soft-reopen, a ticketed, limited-capacity experience dubbed “A Touch of Disney” that is set to begin Thursday will run through April 19, remains on schedule.

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