Ever since the Disneyland Resort recently announced the April 30, 2021 reopening date for its theme parks, fans have been sitting on pins and needles to learn more about HOW and HOW MUCH it’s going to cost to get into the Happiest Place on Earth and today we’ve got the details!
Here’s what you need to know…
- April 9: If you currently hold a theme park ticket, you can check available days for your 1-day ticket type beginning April 9 on Disneyland.com/ParksUpdates.
- April 12: The theme park reservation system will open no earlier than 8 a.m. PT on April 12 and guests who already have valid theme park tickets may begin making park reservations.
- April 15: Theme park ticket sales will resume no earlier than 8 a.m. PT on April 15, and guests without park tickets may begin purchasing tickets and making park reservations.
- Disneyland: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Disney California Adventure: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To enter a Disneyland Resort theme park, you will need:
- Theme Park Reservations
- Valid park ticket for the same park on the same date
Attendance will be managed through a new theme park reservation system that will require all Guests to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance. Limit one park reservation per day. If you have a multi-day ticket, you must make a park reservation for each date of your visit.
- Ticket sales resume: April 15, 2021, 8:00 AM PT
- Theme Park Reservations open no earlier than April 12, 2021, 8:00 AM PT
To accommodate as many types of ticket holders as possible, reservations for select dates may be made available on a rolling basis. Guests with multi-day tickets will be required to make a separate park reservation for each day they plan to visit the theme parks.
- Guests with Park Hopper tickets may choose, pending availability, which theme park to start their day, when making their theme park reservations
- Guests with Park Hopper tickets must make a park reservation for the first park they plan to visit AND enter that first park prior to visiting the other park
- Guests can visit the other park beginning at 1 p.m. that day
- The ability to visit the other park will be subject to that park’s capacity limitations.
- FASTPASS and Disney MaxPass will not be available for purchase or use.
- Magic Morning and Extra Magic Hour offerings will be suspended upon reopening of Disneyland Resort hotels and theme parks.
- Select attractions and certain experiences that draw large group gatherings will return at a later date.
- Parades and Nighttime Spectaculars
- Character Greetings
- Magical Makeovers at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
- Single Rider Queues
Since both a theme park reservation and a valid admission ticket for the same park on the same date are required for park entry, reservations for dining experiences and other pre-booked experiences will NOT guarantee access to a park, and Park Hopper availability may change daily.
- Reservations for select locations reopen April 22
- Reservation can be booked 60 days in advance on Disneyland.com or with the Disneyland App, subject to availability.
- Guests can make dining reservations or add their party to the walk-up list at select table-service restaurants via the Disneyland app after their Park Hopper ticket is used to enter the second park
- Theme park parking will be available at the Mickey & Friends and Pixar Pals parking structures, located off Disneyland Drive.
Hotel Reservations can be made starting April 15 for stays beginning April 29.
- Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa plans to reopen on April 29, with limited capacity.
- Disney Vacation Club Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will plan to reopen May 2.
- Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel will reopen at a later date.
IMORTANT: Theme park reservations will need to be made separately. Guests with valid theme park admission tickets who are planning a stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will STILL also need to book a theme park reservation, as a hotel stay does not guarantee a theme park reservation. It is advised to secure theme park reservation FIRST before making your hotel reservation.
More to Know
From previous announcements, we also know a few other key components to Disneyland’s reopening.
- CALIFORNIANS ONLY: As before, 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. Visit https://covid19.ca.gov/ for current state orders and updated information. Guests who are under isolation or quarantine orders must not enter the Disneyland Resort. Learn more.
- REOPENING OFFERINGS: Everything that will be opening at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on April 30
- CHARACTER EXPERIENCES: New details on Disneyland character interactions; Mickey, Minnie, Princesses and more!
- ALCOHOL COMING SOON: Disneyland adding alcoholic beverages to Blue Bayou; new treats in Downtown Disney
Health and Safety Protocols
Just as the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort reopened with enhanced health and safety measures, operational changes will be in place at the theme parks and hotels to align with guidance from health authorities and learnings from our parks around the world to promote physical distancing, enhanced cleanliness and reduced contact.
This guidance is fluid and applicable at any given time as community situations change. With that guidance, many factors will determine the timing of when offerings may be available. Cast members will be available to explain our new procedures and answer questions you may have.