Disneyland Resort Reopening Guide

3/17/2021: Created Page

Disneyland Reopening

After being closed for more than a year, Disneyland Resort is excited to welcome guests back to their theme parks. Starting on April 30th, both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure will reopen to California Residents only per Government issued health and safety protocols. Reservations will be required. At this time the park capacity is limited to 15% of Fire Code. Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa will resume operations on April 29th, while Disney Vacation Club Villas at the Grand Californian will reopen on May 2, 2021. Below is a list of their updated health and safety guidelines that guests, Cast Members, and Operating Participants will be required to follow during their visit.

Guidelines, Restrictions, and Safety Measures

The Happiest Place on Earth will be welcoming guests home in the coming weeks and we can’t wait! While it’s exciting to know that Disney attractions and delicious Mickey shaped foods are things we’ll be experiencing later this year, the reopening plan comes with new health and safety guidelines designed to protect all guests and Cast Members. From face coverings and temperature checks, to elevated cleaning standards, there are several new measures guests can expect to encounter on their next visit to Disneyland Resort.

Disneyland has updated their safety measures per CDC guidelines including enhanced sanitation procedures, distance spacing, and screening. Disney is asking that all guests and cast members comply with following to be allowed to visit the Resort and Parks:

  • Face covering required– Guests 2 years of age and older are required to wear a face covering during their visit.
  • Temperature check required –Temperature checks will be required upon arrival, and guests with a temperature of 100.4°F degrees or greater will not be admitted.
  • Wash hands often – Wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds.
  • Social distancing – Practice social distancing and keep at least 6 feet (2 meters) between your travel party and others.
  • Floor markings – When present, please stand on the floor markings until the group in front of you moves forward.
  • Use hand sanitizer when required – At select locations including prior to boarding ride vehicles, guests will be required to use hand sanitizer.

In addition to face coverings and temperature checks, guests can expect the following when they visit Disneyland Resort

  • Managed and reduced daily park attendance
  • Managed and reduced attraction ridership, and restaurant seating. Some areas and events may remain closed for now.
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection of food locations, ride vehicles, restrooms and other frequent “touch points” that go beyond Disney’s cleaning procedures
  • Social distancing practices at all locations through the parks, within attractions and queues and at restaurants
  • Contactless payments (ApplePay, GooglePay, NFC Credit Card) and “no touch” policies where possible

Disneyland Parks

Disneyland will reopen their parks on April 30, 2021:

  • Disneyland
  • Disney California Adventure

As with other reopened Disney parks, the Disneyland Resort will utilize a theme park reservation system, requiring that all guests ages 3 and up obtain a reservation for park entry in advance.

  • Given the capacity limits, theme park reservations will also be limited and subject to availability.
  • Additionally, per California guidelines, only California residents may visit the parks until further notice.
  • More details about this new reservation system will be available soon.

As the parks prepare to welcome back guests, the Disney Parks Blog shared some of the magical experiences and ride awaiting guests.

Disneyland Hotels

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is scheduled to reopen on April 29th. At this time Disneyland Hotel and Paradise Pier will remain closed. As with all of Disney’s phased reopening plans, guests can expect new health and safety measures to be in effect at each location.

In addition to the theme parks reopening, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will also welcome back guests. 

  • Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa plans to reopen on April 29th.
  • Disney Vacation Club Villas at the Grand California will begin to reopen to members on May 2nd.
  • Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier hotel will remain closed for the time being.

Just like the parks and Downtown Disney dining and retail locations, the hotel will also have a limited capacity.

New procedures are in place and include the following:

  • Enhanced cleaning of all rooms prior to arrival, including additional measures for dishware and appliances for Disney Vacation Club units.
  • Standard Disney Vacation Club housekeeping throughout the length of stay.
  • Increased cleaning and sanitization in high-traffic areas.
  • New hand-sanitizing stations in key areas
  • Physical distancing at restaurants, lobbies, pools, fitness centers and other public areas.
  • Like Downtown Disney and the theme parks, face coverings are required when entering public areas outside of your unit.
  • Guests are encouraged to use the My Disney Experience app to check in remotely.

Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney is currently open. Guests will need to follow Disney’s health and safety guidelines which include wearing facial coverings at all times and have their temperature check before being allowed entry. Select locations are open to guests, however they are operating at limited capacity and with limited hours.

Laughing Place recommends MouseFanTravel.com for all your Disneyland Resort travel planning