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Disneyland Resort
Disneyland Reopening Information
June 10, 2021
Author: Kimberly Fidler

We love Disneyland history and looking back at memories over the years. This article is no longer being updated, but is a great way to look back and see what was happening at Disneyland when this was originally published.

UPDATED June 25, 2021: After over a year of being closed, the Disneyland Resort re-opened to California residents on April 30, 2021 to California residents and to out-of-state visitors on June 15, 2021. Find the latest answers to all of your Disneyland reopening questions below, including official answers about masks, attractions, theme park reservations and more.

Disneyland Reopening Information

We love Disneyland history and looking back at memories over the years. This article is no longer being updated, but is a great way to look back and see what was happening at Disneyland when this was originally published.

We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome back our guests to the Disneyland Resort and other Southern California theme parks! Keep reading this article to learn everything you need to know about Disneyland's reopening, reservation system and more.

When will Disneyland reopen?

We hope you know by know that the Disneyland Resort is now open to all! The State of California released guidelines that would allow California theme parks, including Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, to reopen. Under the most recent state guidelines, the Disneyland Resort reopened on April 30, 2021 to California residents. The Disneyland Resort began welcoming out-of-state guests on June 15, 2021.
The Disneyland Resort is now open! We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome everyone back to "The Happiest Place on Earth!"

Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort has been successfully reopened since July 9, 2020. Buena Vista Street, a small part of Disney California Adventure Park, was opened for shopping and dining as an extension of Downtown Disney through March 14, 2021.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa reopened on April 29, 2021. Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel reopened on June 15, 2021, while The Disneyland Hotel is scheduled to reopen on July 2, 2021.

Top Questions about Disneyland Reopening

Since Walt Disney World's successful opening in July 2020, we have gotten a lot of questions about how this affects the Disneyland Resort. So we wanted to let you know what we know – and keep in mind we will ONLY share official messages from Disney. We don’t report on rumors – and there are a lot out there. But of course, we're getting more and more answers as Disneyland continues to fully reopen. Now, onto our top questions:

Do I have to be a California resident to go to Disneyland now that has reopened?

No! As of June 15, 2021, out-of-state residents are able to visit the Disneyland Resort, as long as you have both a valid theme park ticket and theme park reservation.

Will I need a reservation to go to Disneyland?

Yes, you will need a reservation in order to visit the Disneyland Resort. All guests ages 3 and older will need a valid theme park ticket AND a theme park reservation in order to visit the Disneyland Resort. There is no need for guests age two and under to have a theme park reservation. At this time, guests can make reservations to visit the Disneyland Resort within a 120-day rolling window. You can purchase discounted Disneyland tickets for travel through 12/31/2022 through Get Away Today right now and make your theme park reservations as they become available. Just enter the date you'd like to go when buying your tickets, and we'll send you a reminder when it's time to make your Disneyland reservations.

Guests will be able to make reservations to visit the Disneyland Resort through Disneyland’s new reservation system by clicking HERE.

How do I buy tickets for Disneyland now that it has reopened?

We are now selling Disneyland Resort tickets to all guests! You can easily purchase our discounted Disneyland tickets on our website, or by calling our reservation agents at 855-GET-AWAY during regular business hours. When you purchase new tickets with Get Away Today, your tickets will be valid for travel through December 31, 2022.

Will Disneyland sell out when it reopens?

As of right now, the Disneyland Resort is managing theme park attendance through a reservation system, and theme park reservations can sell out. Although Disney does not release theme park capacity information, we do know from previous state guidelines that the are operating at reduced capacity. Since the state guidelines have lifted, Disney is looking to slowly increase theme park capacity. It's worth nothing that although theme park reservations can sell out, availability can change frequently. Guests are able to make changes and reschedule theme park reservations, so if a date you'd like to go isn't immediately available, you can keep checking back to see if your dates open up.

Because of reduced capacity, we highly recommend making your Disneyland Resort reservation as soon as reservations are available for your date.

How will Disneyland be different when it reopens?

While the Disneyland Resort will still be home to beloved attractions and entertainment, there will of course be some changes in order to protect their Cast Members and Guests. Here’s what we know so far:

FastPass and MaxPass when Disneyland Reopens

As of right now, both FastPass and MaxPass are not available due to reduced park capacity. We will be sure to keep you updated if this changes in the future. If you have previously purchased tickets that include MaxPass and MaxPass is not available during your visit, you can take your Disneyland tickets to Guest Services. Guest Services will issue a refund for MaxPass in the form of a Disney Gift Card.

Park Hopping When Disneyland Reopens

Park Hopping is currently available at the Disneyland Resort. Guests with Park Hopper tickets will be able to Park Hop between Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park starting at 1:00 PM (PST) each day of their visit, as long as capacity allows. Although you must begin in the park you select first, after 1PM, you may go back and forth between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park as often as you wish.

Extra Magic Hour and Magic Morning When Disneyland Reopens

Disney has also confirmed that Magic Morning and Extra Magic Hours will not be available for the time being. We will keep you updated if anything changes.

Masks at Disneyland When It Reopens

As of June 15, 2021 the Disneyland Resort updated their mask policy to the following:

  • Masks are not required for anyone outdoors.
  • Masks are required for unvaccinated visitors (including children) only when indoors unless actively eating or drinking.
  • Proof of vaccination is not required.

In our experience, Disney has been allowing guests to make their own decisions about mask wearing with whatever they are the most comfortable with. Social distancing is also no longer being enforced by Disney, and is up to the comfort level of guests. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the parks. For the most up-to-date health and safety information, we recommend visiting Disneyland's website directly.

Have the Disneyland area hotels made changes?

Yes - our hotel partners know how important it is for you to be protected while you're traveling. Hotels around the world are increasing cleaning and health policies and procedures. Many of these procedures include increased frequency of cleaning high traffic public areas and high touch surfaces in guest rooms. Hospital-grade disinfectants are becoming the norm in hotel sanitation. Many hotels that offer breakfast have also opted for a grab-n-go or staff served breakfast instead of a traditional breakfast buffet. While each hotel may have slightly different procedures, know that they are keeping your health and well being at the forefront of everything they do. You can see what additional procedures are being implemented by each property individually on each hotel's detail page on our site. Just click your desired room type and you'll see all of the hotel's detailed information, including additional Covid-19 procedures.

Guests Who Already Have Disneyland Tickets

If you already have Disneyland tickets, congratulations! You can now make reservations to visit the Disneyland Resort, as long as you are within the 120-day rolling reservation window. In order to make a reservation, you'll need your Disneyland Resort ticket numbers. You can find these in your after-booking email, or by signing into your Get Away Today account on our website.

I was on vacation at the Disneyland Resort during the announced closure, now what?

Disneyland announced that guests who were not able to use the entirety of their ticket due to the park closure are valid through the end of their respective validity period. If you purchased your Disneyland tickets on or after Feb. 21, 2020, you will have until December 31, 2022 to use the remainder of your tickets.

If you are unable to use the remainder of your partially used tickets, you may request a refund by mailing your partially used tickets with a request for a refund letter. Your letter should include the following information:

1. Payable Name (i.e. name of person who purchased tickets)
2. Physical Address (this address is where the refund check will be mailed to, if approved)
3. Contact Phone Number
4. Physical Tickets (we recommend that you take a picture of the front and back of the actual ticket(s) for your records)
Mail all of this information above to the following address:

Disneyland Resort Ticket Fulfillment

P.O. BOX 61061
1313 Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92803-6161

Can I use my Kids Spring special tickets when Disneyland reopens?

If you purchased Kids Spring special tickets originally valid for use through May 21, 2020, the Kids Spring special has now been extended for travel through December 16, 2021. Please note that the entirety of your ticket needs to be used by December 16, 2021. This ticket will expire and will no longer be valid after this date. If you have not used any of the days of your Kids Spring Special ticket, all days still must be used within 13 days of the first day of use, and no later than December 16, 2021. If you choose to cancel those tickets, any cancellations must be made before the new expiration date, otherwise your tickets will become non-refundable. If your tickets become non-refundable, they do not lose their value and may be applied to another ticket for travel at a later date. If you choose to do that, you'll hold on to your tickets and may upgrade them at the ticket gate at the Disneyland Resort. Regular cancellation policies will apply. Blockout dates of July 4, 2021; November 20-27, 2021 apply .

We have sent communications to all of our guests who have this ticket type regarding their specific situation. If you have purchased this ticket with us and have not heard from us, please feel to contact us directly at 855-GET-AWAY or our social media channels.

Can I use my Southern California Resident discount tickets when Disneyland reopens?

Guests who purchased Disneyland Southern California Resident tickets will be able to use these tickets December 16, 2021. Please note that this ticket must be used in its entirety on the new expiration date. Blockout dates of July 4 and November 20-27, 2021 apply. A Southern California Photo ID is still required to use this ticket and must be presented at the park for admission.

Can I feel comfortable booking a new Disneyland Resort vacation with Get Away Today?

Yes! We believe the happiest days are ahead and would love to give you something to look forward to. The travel industry as a whole has been making major enhancements to keep you healthy and safe while traveling. We've put together a guide to what the travel industry is doing to promote safe travel amid Covid-19.

At Get Away Today, we pride ourselves on offering the most flexible vacation options - including offering Disneyland vacations into 2021. Here is just an overview of why you can feel confident booking your Disneyland travel with us:

Price Protection - You're never penalized for booking early with Get Away Today. We work directly with the best hotels and attractions to get you the lowest prices and best care always. And if a better special comes out after you book, you can get a refund - just ask! Don’t wait around for a better deal; lock-in your availability first and we can make price adjustments later if needed.

Peace of Mind - At Get Away Today, we know things come up. That's why we offer our popular Peace of Mind Plan - so you can book with confidence. Just $75 covers any and all changes (excluding airfare) made up to 72 hours before your check-in date on most of our Southern California vacation packages.* After all, your Peace of Mind is worth it!

Layaway Plans - Lock-in your 2021 Disneyland Resort vacation for just $175 down. By booking early, you lock-in your availability and have the flexibility to pay as you go. Make as many interest-free payments as you’d like, whenever you’d like, with final payment due just seven days prior to travel. For over 30 years, we’ve had one goal in mind - to make vacationing affordable for every family. We promise to never stop doing just that!

Our Promise to You - Get Away Today is your best friend when it comes to your vacation, no matter where you’re headed. That means we care, we’re fun, flexible and help you find the best price. Included at no extra cost with every booking is a personal travel expert, best price guarantee and a donation made back to your community to help a child in need. We are with you every step of the way before, during, and even after your vacation.

What Other Theme Parks Are Reopening?

Of course Disneyland is not the only theme park affected by the pandemic. Many theme parks had temporary closures and already reopened. When you book your theme park tickets with Get Away Today, we will give you full details of how to make theme park reservations if required. Here's an overview of what theme parks are currently open and whether or not reservations are required:

Southern California Theme Park Reopening Plans

Disneyland Resort: Now open - reservations are required

Universal Studios Hollywood: Now open - no reservations required

Knott's Berry Farm: Now open - reservations are required

Disney Cruise Line: All departures are suspended until further notice, however, we are hopeful that sailings will return starting Fall 2021.

SeaWorld San Diego: Now open - reservations are required

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park: - Now open - reservations are required

LEGOLAND California Resort: Now open - reservations are required

Florida Theme Park Reopenings

Walt Disney World Resort: Reopened since July 11, 2020
Universal Orlando Resort: Reopened since June 5, 2020
SeaWorld Orlando Resort: Reopened since June 5, 2020
LEGOLAND Florida: Reopened June 1, 2020

Can I book a Disneyland Resort vacation for 2021 or 2022?

YES! We are thrilled that the Disneyland Resort and other Southern California theme parks are now open. We would love to help you book your 2021 or 2022 vacation to welcome you back to the thrills and magic.

Thank you for your support over the past year and always! We appreciate your business and love being your travel provider.

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Hi Anonymous! Yes, out-of-state residents are able to stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. However, at this time, out-of-state residents aren't able to visit the Parks. We'll be sure to update you as we learn new information. Thanks so much!

Hi Anonymous! If you're unable to get the reservation you want, your Disneyland Resort tickets will remain valid until January 12, 2023. Because they are valid for use through this timeframe, you don't need to worry about rescheduling your tickets. We hope this helps!

Hi Anonymous! Great question. Your Disneyland tickets are valid for use 13 days after the first day of scan. We hope this helps!

Hi Anonymous! You can purchase Disneyland tickets and view pricing on our website right now. We hope this helps!

Hi Anonymous! When you book with Get Away Today, your Disneyland ticket numbers will be emailed to you immediately after booking as long as they are paid in full. This way, you can make a reservation as soon as possible. We hope this helps!

Hi Karese! That's a great question. Disney will be checking Photo ID's as proof of residency, however, we'd recommend calling Disney directly to discuss your current situation to see if you're able to visit. We hope this helps!

Can we stay at the Grand Californian without park tickets if we are not a CA resident?

can i reschedule my tickets if i cant go the date i chose?

If you purchase multi day tickets for Disneyland , what is the window of time all the days must be used?

as of april 15 we can come to this site and purchase tickets? do you have ticket prices?

If I buy tickets on your website, will the ticket number be available right away in order to make reservations? I know in the past I’ve had to wait for an email. Thanks!

Do you know what kind of CA resident proof Disney will be requiring? For example: I have a CA home address but license is not CA

Hi Anonymous, Great question. Without an opening date, Disney has not made an announcement or extended tickets yet, BUT we will be in contact with all ticket holders as soon as we get an update.

Is there any update on tickets purchased before 2/8/2020? Will these be extended beyond 2020?

Anonymous- Good question! Will you please contact us at 855-GET-AWAY regarding your vacation? You can also message our customer service team on Facebook if that's more convenient. Thank you!

If my hotel is closed during my time of travel will i still get charged the $150 dollars per room cancellation if I choose not to reschedule

Anonymous- Thank you for reaching out! If you can, please call our customer service team at 855-GET-AWAY for help with your vacation. Or, you can contact a team member via Facebook messages. Hope this helps!

I tried to get a hold of you last month by email and did not get a response. I was wondering if there was a way to cancel our flights to get cheaper ones?

Anonymous- Hello! For questions about San Diego hotels, will you please give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY, or reach out to us on Facebook direct messages? Our customer service team is happy to help!

Are there any san diego hotels with availability. Everything on web site shows unavailable.

Anonymous- Please contact us regarding your Hawaii trip. Give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY or send an email to [email protected]. Thanks so much!

We booked a trip to Hawaii the first June. The island is requiring self quarantine for 14 days right now. It may change by June, but doubtful. Can we push our vacation out until 2021. We didn’t get insurance, because we didn’t think that a Pandemic would be taking over our plans. What can you do for us?

Mary- If you still have questions about your vacation and your other family members, please give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY, or send an email to [email protected], or send a direct message on Facebook. One of our customer service team members is happy to help! Thanks!

Bell - Good news! Disney recently announced they're pausing payments for Annual Passholders. Looks like you had the right idea ;)

I received notification that my hotel is cancelled for June 6 - 10. I also paid for ART while we are there. Other family members that booked a day prior to me have not received notification. I am wondering if my notification was an error since your announcement is for vacation packages through April 18.

Instead of continuing to charge annual pass holders during this unprecedented time, why doesn’t Disneyland put a “hold” on monthly charge and resume and extend AP and payment once Disneyland reopens? I could use that money during these times of unemployment. I’m cutting corners in my expenses, Why isn’t Disneyland?

Darren- Thank you for reaching out on our blog! Our customer service team is happy to help you with your vacation. Please give them a call at 855-GET-AWAY, or send an email to [email protected], or send a direct message on Facebook. Hope this helps!

Debby - Hello! Please contact our customer service team at 855-GET-AWAY, or send an email to [email protected], or send a direct message on Facebook. Those are the best ways to get your vacation rescheduled. Thank you!

I’m trying to cancel my booking since Disneyland is now close indefinitely. But now I’m being charged $150 instead of $75 why? I have a screen shot of this.

We have a vacation scheduled for may 3-8 can we reschedule now so we can be sure and get a hotelbooked

Anonymous- Hi! If you haven't already, will you please contact us so we can help you with your vacation? Feel free to call 855-GET-AWAY, email us at [email protected], or send us a direct message on Facebook. Thank you!

New reports from the Orange County are reporting that Disneyland may not open until Apr. 19th now. We have a booked visit April the 4th - 8th. If I cancel now will I still be charged $150?

Michael - Good question! For specifics on your vacation package, will you please contact a travel expert directly at 855-GET-AWAY or by sending an email to [email protected]? Thanks!

How many days before my planned trip do I have to cancel in the event of the closure being longer than March 31st?

Hailey - Thank you so much for reaching out. We understand our phone lines are very busy as we help guests; you are welcome to send an email to [email protected] to reschedule, or contact us via Facebook messenger. Hope this helps!

I have a trip booked in May. I would like to re schedule or cancel but I cant online and over the phone takes 2 hours to get to someone.

Michelle - Hello! Please send us an email to [email protected], or call us a 855-GET-AWAY so we can help you with your Layaway Plan. Thank you!

Mario - Si, te lo conseguiremos pronto!

Hello, We are planning on going to Disneyland the weekend of Easter 2020. We are on a Layaway Payment Plan and full amount is due next week. We did add the Peace of Mind. I am worried that if we pay the full amount we won't be able to go, due to closure in April as well. But more afraid is that we pay this amount, we will be financially struggling through a world wide crisis. What are our options? Please guide me? Thank you Michelle T.

Can u send this information in spanish.

Rob - You're welcome! Thank you so much for visiting our blog for information. Have a great day!

Anonymous - It's our pleasure! We love and appreciate our guests so much and we're doing our best to keep everyone informed.

Thanks for posting this article. It really lays out what is going to happen in March. I feel much better! Thank you!

Thank you for being a great company and for reassuring and helping us all out

AJ - Hello! Please send an email to [email protected], or send us a direct message on Facebook. Our customer service team is working as quickly s possible to help guests reschedule! If you purchased Kids Spring Savings tickets or SoCal Resident Discount tickets, they can be used any time between now and May 21, 2020. If you purchased regular Disneyland tickets, they are good for travel any time between now and December 31, 2020. Hope this helps!

been trying to contact someone aince thursday 3/12. we booked disneyland tix with max pass for mon 3/16-wed 3/18. we dis not get the peace of mind plan. please let me know what our options are. if no refund can they be transferred so someone else can use them?

Anonymous- Hello! Disneyland Resort is temporarily closed March 14 - 31, 2020. If your spring break vacation falls within that timeframe and you booked your tickets with us, please send an email to [email protected], or a direct message on one of our social media channels. Thank you!

Will Disneyland be open for spring break because I bought tickets for spring break!

Thank you for your patience as we respond to the temporary Park closures. As you can imagine, our phone circuits are overloaded as we do our best to help guests change their vacation plans. If you have not yet made contact with a travel specialist, please either send us an email: [email protected], or a private message on Facebook. Our customer service team is working as quickly as possible to help guests.

We purchased our tickets (4 adult & 1 child) for an April visit; however, our plans (my husband's conference was canceled) have changed. Will our child ticket be honored after May 21 if we need to visit after that date? If no, can we apply it to another ticket for later in the year?

We purchased tickets only for April 4-7. Since the closure of Disneyland is out of our control, and they opt to close April too, how do you feel just in charging a fee if want a refund? Seems like we should either be able to get a full refund or have the dates extend past December 31, 2020.

I have been trying for hours to get through via phone/chat/email and even facebook as mentioned above. My reservation for Disney Area starts TOMORROW. Please respond .

I have been trying to call and message but getting no answer we are supposed to check in to our trip this Sunday 3/15. How can I get ahold of someone?

What are your thoughts about Disneyland reopening on April 1st

Do you think Disneyland will be opened on April 1

We booked our flight and car rental through GAT for our Disneyland Vacation. Could you include whether these policies will include all reservations related to DL vacations or simply just DL packages and tickets. Thank you!

Your phone lines are saying invalid number any update on when those will be restored ?

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