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For the first time in its 65-year history, iconic California, 2020 – and will remain closed until April 30, 2021.
Here’s everything you need to know about the reopening of California Adventure and Disneyland, how to get a reservation and ticket to a theme park, the launch of Avengers Campus, and when annual passes might be making a comeback.
Disneyland and California Adventure reopen to everyone: what you need to know
Disney’s two California theme parks reopened to California residents on April 30 and will be open to out-of-state and out-of-country visitors from June 15.
Here’s what you need to know now:
- Under theme park guidelines issued by California on March 5, Disneyland was allowed to reopen if Orange County was in the red or “substantial” level as of April 1. Orange County is now in the yellow level, with just 1.3 new coronavirus cases per day per 100,000 people as of May 25, with a 0.8% positive rate on test results.
- Below the yellow level, 35% capacity is allowed in the parks, as well as 25% capacity for indoor areas.
- All levels – red, orange, and yellow – allow only California visitors to Disneyland.
- California will remove the tier system on June 15, meaning anyone can visit the parks then. Capacity and social distancing requirements will also be lifted by the state for outdoor spaces, although Disneyland says you must still wear a mask during your visit and it “strongly recommends that all guests fully or obtain a negative COVID-19 test before entering the theme parks.”
- To enter Disneyland of California Adventure, you need both a ticket and a theme park reservation for the same day.
- Park hours are currently 9am-7pm daily, but if you have a park reservation and ticket, you can join the virtual queue at Disneyland at 7am that day for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
Avengers Campus opens June 4th
Disneyland’s new Marvel-themed area finally opens on Friday, June 4.based in California Adventure, includes the Guardians of the Galaxy ride that opened in 2017, as well as the new ride called .
Disneyland is starting to give out more details about the new land, putting the Marvel area on the park map so we can finally see the layout of the land, and uploading the menu for Pym Test Kitchen. The menu includes a $100 sandwich for six to eight people, enlarged soda cans, and a “Glowing Pym Particle Capsule” to lighten up your drink. Disney Parks has also released a TikTok video showcasing the new Pym Tasting Lab cocktails.
There are also two new food carts: Shawarma Palace and Terran Treats. Meet and greets with Marvel superheroes take place on the Avengers Campus, including a decked out Dr Strange obtain area. For merch, the WEB Suppliers store sells customizable Spider-Bots, Spider-Man light glasses, backpacks, and more.
You can watch the opening celebrations for Avengers Campus on June 2 at 8:15 p.m. PT online.
How to Get a Disneyland Ticket and How Much They Cost
Disneyland ticket sales resumed in May and June on April 15. Tickets for July, August and September are now also on sale. In terms of pricing, Disneyland has a tiered ticketing system for all one-day tickets:
- Level 1, one park/park hopper: $104/$159
- Tier 2, one park / park hopper: $ 114 / $ 169
Dates: May 25 and 26; June 1 and 2
- Tier 3, one park / park hopper: $ 124 / $ 179
Dates: Monday to Thursday in the last two weeks of May; Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July; June 3
- Level 4, one park / park hopper: $ 139 / $ 194
Dates: all weekdays in the last two weeks of May; Monday to Thursday in June and July (except July 5)
- Level 5, one park / park hopper: $ 154 / $ 209
Dates: all weekdays and weekends
There is no tiered system for multi-day tickets.
The Disneyland Annual Passes will be back soon
Ken Potrock, Disneyland president, recently said on the D23 podcast that the annual passes would return by the end of 2021.
Potrock said Disneyland’s annual passes are due to expire due to capacity constraints and to “reinvent an annual pass program that is not only based on the past few decades, but is built on the way our guests and our fans intended to use the parks in the future. ”
“We are working on that now and we will clearly launch something before the end of the year,” said Potrock. “It’s going to be an exciting new program that I think the people and our biggest fans – and frankly our most loyal fans – I think will be very responsive.”
Disneyland canceled the cardholder program on Jan. 14, saying at the time that it was “developing new membership offers” for the reopening. Those who had annual passes as of March 14, 2020 are now referred to as “Legacy Pass holders” and will continue to receive discounts when shopping or dining at Downtown Disney for the time being.
How to Get a Disneyland Reservation
Once you get a ticket, you need a reservation for the days you want to go. The online reservation system was launched on April 12 and is now live for anyone with a ticket.
How to get an amusement park reservation:
- Log into your Disney Parks app to link tickets from your family or friends so you’re all in one group.
- Access to the reservation system online – but only if you have a valid ticket.
- Select the day and theme park you want to visit.
- If you plan to jump between the two parks, you can choose which park to start the day in – you can visit the other park from 1 p.m. that day.
- Check and confirm.
Downtown Disney has opened
Downtown Disney’s retail and dining area reopened 10 months ago on July 9, in accordance with California dining and shopping guidelines. (Between December 2020 and January 2021, Orange County was subject to strict stay-at-home orders as ICU capacity dropped below 15%, and Downtown Disney had to close until January 25.)
Currently, all dining and shopping locations in Downtown Disney are open, except locations at the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. The Grand Californian reopened on April 29 and Paradise Pier will open on June 15, but the Disneyland Hotel will remain closed for the time being. No ticket is required to shop and dine at Downtown Disney.
Disneyland Resort also became ain early 2021, when the Toy Story parking lot served as Orange County’s first vaccine super site on Jan. 14.