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 This article is no longer being updated, but is a great way to look back and see what was happening at Disneyland when this was originally published.UPDATED June 25, 2021: After over a year of being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 This article is no longer being updated, but is a great way to look back and see what was happening at Disneyland when this was originally published.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?
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
Do I have to be a California resident to go to Disneyland now that has reopened?
Will I need a reservation to go to Disneyland?
How do I buy tickets for Disneyland now that it has reopened?
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 for your date.
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
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?
Guests Who Already Have Disneyland Tickets
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?
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
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.