BURBANK – The Walt Disney Company’s Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products division announced Tuesday that Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park will April 30 with limited capacity and a new theme park reservation system which will limit capacity and requires all guests to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance.
According to the company’s blog, theme park reservations will be available online, in advance only, for a specific date, subject to availability. In order to comply with rules put in place for the COVID19 pandemic restrictions, not everything will be open for opening day.
A company spokesperson said that Disney will adjust and update availabilities of some attractions in keeping with Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement Tuesday that as the state has surpassed a major milestone in the fight against COVID — administering more than 20 million vaccine doses, including 4 million in the state’s hardest-hit communities, officials intend to fully reopen on June 15.
To enter a park, both a theme park reservation and a valid admission ticket for the same park on the same date is required for each Guests ages 3 and up. If you have a multi-day ticket, you must make a park reservation for each date of your visit. Limit one park reservation per day. Until further notice, only California residents may visit the parks, and in groups no larger than 3 households, in line with current state guidelines. Proof of residency may be required.
The theme park reservation system will open no earlier than 8:00 AM Pacific Time on April 12, 2021, and Guests who already have valid theme park tickets may begin making park reservations.
Theme park ticket sales will resume no earlier than 8:00 AM Pacific Time on April 15, 2021, and Guests without park tickets may begin purchasing tickets and making park reservations.
To accommodate as many types of ticket holders as possible, reservations for select dates may be made available on a rolling basis.
The company also noted that some functions and attractions will be temporarily paused to accommodate physical distancing, including:
- Parades and Nighttime Spectaculars
- Character Greetings
- Magical Makeovers at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
- Single Rider Queues
The Disneyland Resort reservation system is scheduled to launch on April 12. Parkgoers with existing tickets can then begin making reservations for the days that their tickets are valid. For those who don’t currently have tickets, sales will resume three days later, on April 15.