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Disneyland Reopening News and Tips!


Disneyland Reopening

After more than year of being closed, Disneyland can finally reopening on April 1, 2021.  The State of California announced theme parks can reopen on April 1 with several restrictions. 

Disneyland and Disneyland’s California Adventure will reopen on April 30, 2021. Continue reading for everything you need to know about Disneyland’s reopening. 

If you have missed the Disney magic or want to visit Disneyland soon, this is everything you need to know about Disneyland’s reopening!

For all the official information on Disneyland’s reopening, check out the Disneyland website!

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Disneyland Reopening Info

On March 5, the Disneyland President indicated they are happy Disneyland now has a path available to reopen this spring. In the past few days, the Disneyland reopening date was announced as April 30th. 

Both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure will be operating at reduced capacity.  At this time, only California citizens will be allowed to Disneyland 

To enter Disneyland, you will need to purchase your park ticket in advance and make a reservation through the Disney Park Pass System.  Disneyland will be using the same Disney Park Pass System that Disney World uses. 


On April 29, 2021, the Disneyland Grant California Hotel and Spa will reopen at limited capacity.  Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel will reopen at later dates yet to be announced. 


Disneyland Reopening Rides

It’s going to be a little strange but only some Disney rides will be opening on April 30. Here is the list of Disneyland reopening rides that you will be able to ride April 30:


  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Haunted Mansion (a modified version)
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • It’s a Small World 
  • King Arthur Carrousel
  • Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 
  • Snow White’s Enchanted Wish 
  • Space Mountain 
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance 

Disney’s California Adventure

  • The Incredicoaster 
  • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind 
  • The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
  • Radiator Springs Racers 
  • Toy Story Mania 

And this is going to sound very weird, but Disney has asked guests to referain from yelling or screaming on any Disney ride.  It’s unclear when the rest of the Disneyland’s rides will reopen, but we’ll keep this post updated when more information is released. 

Disney hasn’t announced anything else about safety precautions on rides or throughout Disneyland but we can expect they will be similar to what Disney World has done. 

For information on what it’s like to visit Disney World right now, check out this post! 

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State of California Theme Park Guidelines 

The State of California has been Disney’s biggest obstacle to reopening during the pandemic.  On March 5, California announced theme parks could reopen at 15% capacity once the county they reside in enters the COVID red zone. 

The capacity level will increase in tiers as COVID numbers decrease in the theme park’s county. 

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These reopening guidelines indicate that indoor rides are not allowed to open so the Disneyland reopening will only feature outdoor attractions. 

Initially, California theme parks will only be reopened to California residents.  Additionally, indoor dining is also not allowed at this time and outdoor dining will require advanced reservations. 



Touch of Disney

Right before the State of California announced a theme park reopening plan, Disney introduced the Touch of Disney event. Touch of Disney is a special ticketed event at Disney’s California Adventure starting in mid-March. 

A Touch of Disney will offer famous Disneyland food and beverages, a chance to see Disney characters, shop new Disney merchandise, and take one-of-a-kind Disney photos. 

The famous food items include Dole Whip, Monte Cristo Sandwiches, and many other foods in snack portions. 

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Disney guests will also have the opportunity to visit dining locations such as Lamplight Lounge and Carthay Circle Lounge. Dining reservations need to be made to dine at any of Disney’s California Adventure restaurants or lounges. 

You can attend Touch of Disney Thursday-Mondays 12 PM – 8 AM starting March 18th, 2021.

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Tickets for this event cost $75  and include admission, parking, unlimited PhotoPass downloads, and a $25 dining card that can be used at select California Adventure dining locations.  It’s important to note that tickets must be purchased in advance.

If you are really itching to get to Disneyland, Touch of Disney is a great opportunity to visit Disneyland before the April 1 reopening.

For more information on Touch of Disney, check out Disney’s webpage!


Disney World reopened in July 2020 and we can expect may of Disneyland’s reopening procedures will be similar to Disney World.  Check out all this information about Disney World’s reopening.



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