Disneyland Temporary Closure and Reopening
While this is still a developing story, we have provided the answers we know for the most commonly asked questions regarding Disney theme park closures, including when Disneyland will reopen.
When will Disneyland reopen?
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 is scheduled to reopen on April 29, 2021 and the DVC (Disney Vacation Club) rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa are scheduled to reopen on May 2, 2021. At this time there is no reopening date for Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel or the Disneyland Hotel.
Additionally, Touch of Disney, is a now sold out, private ticketed event that will take place at Disney California Adventure Park on most dates March 18 - April 19, 2021. This is considered a festival and will not count as a theme park reopening. Tickets were priced at $75 each and included admission to the event, parking, photo opportunities and a $25 Touch of Disney gift card valid for food purchases. Touch of Disney will continue as planned.
Top Questions about Disneyland Reopening
Do I have to be a California resident to go to Disneyland when it reopens?
Will I need a reservation to go to Disneyland?
How do I buy tickets for Disneyland when it reopens?
Will Disneyland sell out when it reopens?
Because of reduced capacity, we highly recommend making your Disneyland Resort reservation as soon as reservations are available.
How will Disneyland be different when it reopens?
FastPass and MaxPass when Disneyland Reopens
Park Hopping When Disneyland Reopens
Extra Magic Hour and Magic Morning When Disneyland Reopens
Health and Safety at Disneyland When It Reopens
Disney Parks Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pamela Hymel released a statement highlighting some of the safety measures Disney is currently incorporating into their reopening plan including:
- Phased reopening
- Physical distancing
- Capacity measures
- Cleanliness and sanitation
- Screening and prevention support
- Cast Member training
Once again, we are so grateful to Disney in their dedication to their Guests and Cast Members.
Will the hotels be making changes?
Guests Who Already Have Disneyland Tickets
What if I have a Disneyland vacation booked for later this year?
At this point, we are recommending that you hold onto your Disneyland vacation reservations. With the rate that things are changing, the longer you can hold off on any reschedules or cancellations, the better. Best case scenario, you may be able to go and enjoy your vacation as planned.
If the Disneyland Resort remains closed or you are unable to visit during your travel dates because of state restrictions, you will have the most flexible rebooking options by keeping your reservation. If you are currently booked for travel in 2021, we will contact you directly as it gets closer to your dates to go over different options for your vacation package.
If you want a guaranteed Disney vacation or more full theme park experience, you may want to consider switching your Disneyland Resort vacation to a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. If you’re interested in this, the quickest way to get a quote and make the change is to call our agents at 855-GET-AWAY Monday - Thursday 9am-7pm or Friday 9am-5pm MT.
If you feel as though you need to completely cancel your reservation, you may do so without any fees if you purchased our Peace of Mind Plan. If you did not purchase Peace of Mind, you may cancel vacation packages for just $150 and ticket only orders for just $50. And remember, you can reschedule your entire vacation in full with NO fees at all.
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, 2021 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?
How does the closure impact my Disneyland Resort annual pass?
Do I have to know my travel dates to reschedule?
How far out can I reschedule my Disneyland vacation?
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?
Southern California Theme Park Reopening Plans
Universal Studios Hollywood: Universal CityWalk reopened on June 10, 2020. Taste of Universal is a weekend only food festival that kicked off March 12, 2021 and will continue through April 11, 2021
Knott's Berry Farm: Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is taking place now through May 2, 2021. Knott’s Berry Farm does not have an official opening date, but plans to open in May 2021.
Disney Cruise Line: All departures until further notice, but home to resume sailing in Fall 2021
SeaWorld San Diego: SeaWorld San Diego is currently operating as a zoo which allows guests to visit the park and explore their incredible exhibits. No rides are currently operating. Additionally, SeaWorld San Diego is hosting the Seven Seas Food Festival on select dates now through May 2, 2021.
San Diego Zoo & Safari Park: - Both the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park are reopened.
LEGOLAND California Resort: LEGOLAND is currently partially open with limited experiences. The LEGO Castle Hotel is open and on-site hotel guests have exclusive access to LEGO CHIMA Water Park. Special events such as Build N’ Play Days, give guests access to select areas of LEGOLAND Park with limited entertainement. No attractions are open at this time.
Florida Theme Park Reopenings
Although most of Southern California has remained closed for a year, many guests have switched their vacation destinations to Orlando, Florida. Below are the dates that the most popular Florida theme parks reopened.
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 still book a Disneyland Resort vacation for 2021?
YES! The Park closures are temporary and we can't wait until the Disneyland Resort reopens. Both Resorts have temporarily stopped selling tickets, but we'll be sure to let you know as soon as we're able to sell Disneyland Resort tickets again. However, you can start booking your hotel online by browsing our hotel deals on our website. Can't pay in full at time of booking? No problem! We provide an interest-free Layaway Plan to our guests. For just $175 down, you can make as many payments as you want, whenever you want, until payment is due just seven days before your vacation. Learn more about our Layaway Plan.
Thank you for your support!
Get Away Today truly appreciates all of our guests and partners during this unexpected and unprecedented time. We know how important family vacations and making memories are, and are grateful for all of your support for our small, family-owned business during this time.
*Peace of Mind Plan fee covers one package at a time. Some hotels (Disneyland Resort Hotels) require 5-7 days advance notice in order to avoid the first night's charge. If you are purchasing multiple rooms, you must purchase the plan for each room.