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Disney releases ‘Know Before You Go’ details about Disneyland Resort reopening

by Brittani Tuttle

Disney has released some important updates to help guests plan ahead for a visit to Disneyland Resort when it reopens on April 30.

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The updates include details on enhanced health and safety measures, limited capacity, and a new theme park reservation system that will be required of all guests.

Theme Park Reservations

In order to enter Disneyland park or Disney California Adventure park, guests ages 3 and up will need both a theme park reservation and a valid admission ticket for the same park on the same date. Guests will have to have valid theme park admission in order to make a reservation. Theme park reservations will be available online, in advance only, for a specific date — and all subject to availability. In addition, until further notice, only California residents may visit the parks, and in groups no larger than three households.

The theme park reservation system will launch on April 12, and guests with existing valid theme park tickets will be able to make reservations for the days that their ticket is valid. Guests who already hold a theme park ticket can check available days for their ticket type starting on April 9 at Disneyland.com/ParksUpdates.

Theme park ticket sales will resume on April 15; this is when guests without tickets can purchase them and make park reservations.

To accommodate as many types of ticket holders as possible, park reservations for select dates may be made available on a rolling basis, with ticket calendars also updated on a rolling basis, so check back often for any new availability.

Check out the graphic below for steps on how to make a theme park reservation:

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Guests with valid theme park admission who are planning to stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will also need to book a theme park reservation, as a hotel stay does not guarantee one. For room reservations and travel packages, guests can visit Disneyland.com or contact their travel agent starting April 15 for stays beginning on April 29.

Guests with Park Hopper tickets can choose, depending on availability, which theme park to start their day when making their theme park reservations; starting at 1 p.m. that day, guests will then be able to visit the other park. Guests with multi-day tickets will be required to make a separate park reservation for each day they plan to visit the parks.

Park Hours

Once reopened, daily park hours for Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure are planned to be from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. As these hours are subject to change, be sure to visit Disneyland.com for operating hours on the day you plan to visit.

Parking

Parking will be available at the Mickey & Friends and Pixar Pals parking structures, located off Disneyland Drive.

Dining

Contactless and cashless experiences are encouraged by use of the mobile order service on the Disneyland app.

Disneyland Resort plans to reopen dining bookings for select locations on April 22 with limited capacity in place. Guests will be able to book dining reservations 60 days in advance online or through the app, with reservations subject to availability.

Heath & Safety Measures

You can visit Disneyland.com for details on the health and safety protocols that will be in place when the parks reopen, including required temperature checks and required face coverings for guests ages 2 and older.


What do you think of these reopening and ticketing updates for Disneyland Resort? Are you a California resident planning on buying tickets or using tickets you already have to visit once the resort reopens? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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2 comments

Randi S Briggs April 15, 2021 - 7:04 pm

It’s not going too well right now. I have been in the waiting room for 8 hours at this point and it still says more than an hour….!

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Randi S Briggs April 16, 2021 - 3:28 pm

Finally got through yesterday. It took 8 1/2 hours, but I did get the days we wanted. I was really nervous since I attempted to log into my account first, but when I clicked on log in, it automatically put me in the que, so I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to get tickets when I got through the que, but it was ok as when I went to pay for tickets, it made me log in, and it worked. Also reserving a park was a little confusing, but got through that too. Next is trying to get a room at Grand CA.In another que today!……..

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