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For the first time in its 65-year history, the iconic California, 2020 — and remained 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.
Avengers Campus opens June 4th
Disneyland’s new Marvel-themed area finally opens this week on Friday, June 4., located 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 also released a TikTok video showing off the new Pym Tasting Lab cocktails.
There are also two new food carts: Shawarma Palace and Terran Treats. Meet and greets with Marvel superheroes will take place throughout the Avengers Campus, including a decked out Dr Strange reception 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 Wednesday, June 2 at 8:15 PM PT.
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, sitting at just 0.9 new coronavirus cases per day per 100,000 people as of June 1, with a 0.6% positive rate on test results.
- Below the yellow layer, 35% capacity is allowed in the parks, as well as 25% capacity for indoor spaces.
- 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 or California Adventure, you need both a ticket and a theme park reservation for the same day.
- Park hours are currently 9am-9pm daily — and if you have a park reservation and ticket, Disneyland will give you access to the virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance wherever you are at 7am that day.
How to get a Disneyland ticket and how much do they cost?
Disneyland ticket sales in May and June resumed on April 15. Tickets for July, August and September are now also on sale. As far as prices go, Disneyland has a tiered ticketing system for all day tickets:
- Level 1, one park/park hopper: $104/$159
- Level 2, One Park/Park Hopper: $114/$169
Dates: May 25 and 26; June 1 and 2
- Level 3, One Park / Park Hopper: $124 / $179
Dates: Monday to Thursday in the last two weeks of May; Tuesday and Wednesday in June and July; June 3
- Tier 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 5th)
- Tier 5, one park/park hopper: $154/$209
Dates: All weekdays and weekends
There is no tiered system for multi-day tickets.
Disneyland annual passes will be back soon
Disneyland president Ken Potrock recently said on the D23 podcast that the annual tickets would return in late 2021.
Potrock said Disneyland has discontinued annual passes due to capacity restrictions and to “reimagine an annual pass program that is not just built on the last few decades, but built on how our guests and our fans wanted to use the parks in the future.”
“We’re working on that right now and we’re obviously going to launch something before the end of the year,” Potrock said. “It’s going to be an exciting new program that I think people and our biggest fans – and frankly our most loyal fans – will respond to very well.”
Disneyland canceled the passholder program on Jan. 14, saying at the time it was “developing a new membership offering” for the reopening. Those who had an annual pass on March 14, 2020 are now referred to as “Legacy Passholders” 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’ve secured a ticket, you’ll need a reservation for the days you plan to go. The online reservation system was launched on April 12 and is now live for everyone who has a ticket.
How to get a theme park reservation:
- Log into your Disney Parks app to link tickets from your family or friends so you’re all in one group.
- Access 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 both parks, you can choose which park you want to start your day in – you can then visit the other park at 1pm that day.
- View and confirm.
Downtown Disney is open
Downtown Disney’s retail and dining area reopened on July 9 10 months ago, in accordance with California’s restaurant and shopping guidelines. (Between December 2020 and January 2021, Orange County was subject to strict stay-at-home rules as ICU capacity dropped below 15%, requiring Downtown Disney to close until January 25.)
Currently, all dining and retail 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 now. No ticket is required to shop and dine at Downtown Disney.
Disneyland Resort also became aearly 2021, when the Toy Story parking lot began serving as Orange County’s first vaccine supersite on January 14.