When will theme parks reopen?
With so many reopening dates announced, some pending approval, and other theme parks already opened, it’s hard to keep track of them all. We’ve put together a list of our most popular theme parks in Southern California and Florida to help you know when and where you can go. We’ve also included proposed dates that are awaiting approval for planning purposes. If a firm date is listed, that means the dates have been approved. We have listed all attractions in order of opening date - earliest to latest.
California Theme Park Reopening Dates
San Diego Zoo: Now open as of June 20, 2020
San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Now open as of June 20, 2020
LEGOLAND California Resort: SEA LIFE Aquarium - Now open as of September 4, 2020. LEGOLAND Park - Temporarily closed, however Miniland U.S.A. is open to LEGOLAND Hotel guests and visitors who spend $25 or more at the Big LEGO Store. Additionally, they are offering a limited ticket "Bricktacular Halloween" event that includes access to Miniland U.S.A. for up to a four hour window on weekends in October.
SeaWorld San Diego: Open on weekends for Zoo Days: Bayside BBQ & Brews festival as of August 28, 2020. An adapted SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular event is also taking place on weeeknds through October. Exhibits and shows are available, however, attractions remain closed.
Universal Studios Hollywood: Temporarily closed. Universal CityWalk partially opened June 10, 2020
Disneyland Resort - Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park: No opening date has been announced. We expect to hear an announcement for a new reopening date soon pending state and local government approval. Downtown Disney officially reopened on July 9, 2020.
Knott’s Berry Farm: Temporarily open weekends only for food festivals. All attractions and entertainment remain closed.
Florida Theme Park Reopening Dates
LEGOLAND Florida Resort: Reopened on June 1, 2020
Universal Orlando Resort - Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay: Reopened on June 5, 2020. Universal's Volcano Bay is currently closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice.
SeaWorld Orlando: Now open as of June 11, 2020
SeaWorld Aquatica: Now open as of June 11, 2020
Discovery Cove: Now open as of June 11, 2020
Walt Disney World Resort - Magic Kingdom:Now open as of July 11, 2020
Walt Disney World Resort - Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Now open as of July 11, 2020
Walt Disney World Resort - EPCOT: Now open as of July 15, 2020
Walt Disney World Resort - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Now open as of July 15, 2020
What You Need to Know About Theme Park Reopenings
There is a lot to know about each of the individual theme parks reopening. Your health and safety is the first priority of the theme parks. Each theme park has detailed out their new guidelines which typically include fewer touchpoints, encouraging social distancing, policies on wearing masks and new procedures for attraction queues and shows. Most theme parks will have altered schedules with reduced hours. When you book with Get Away Today, we keep in close contact with you to make sure you know everything you need to know before you go. However, it’s a really good idea to familiarize yourself with any new procedures before your vacation.
We’ve put together links to all of the “Know Before You Go” information from the above theme parks:
Getting Tickets to Theme Parks
It’s possible that you may not be able to purchase new tickets for select theme parks when they announce reopening dates. Because many theme parks are limiting capacity, they are requiring reservations for theme park ticket holders. The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida temporarily paused any new ticket sales or hotel reservations while they assisted guests who had tickets or reservations. They reopened new ticket and reservation sales once the theme parks reopened and all guests were accommodated.
The Disneyland Resort temporarily paused new tickets sales effective immediately on June 10, 2020. We have confirmed that park reservations will be required when the parks reopen, however no information about that system is available at this time. Additionally, Knott’s Berry Farm has temporarily stopped selling tickets through any third-party vendors. All currently purchased tickets are valid, and will continue to be valid. No specific information has been released about making reservations for any of the theme parks, but we will let you know as soon as any information is available.
It's worth pointing out that Universal Orlando Resort and LEGOLAND Florida Resort are not requiring reservations to visit the parks. We will update here if anything changes.
In the meantime, if you are interested in visiting any of the above attractions this year, we recommend purchasing tickets as soon as possible. We can’t guarantee ticket availability once opening dates or reservations systems are released. Although we can’t guarantee theme park reservations, we assure you that we will work with all of our guests to be the best prepared as possible.
International Disney Theme Park Opening Dates
Although not in the United States, Disney fans around the world have been following the opening of the Disney theme parks across the globe. We're thrilled that all Disney Parks worldwide are either currently open or now have opening dates!
Shanghai Disneyland: Now open as of May 11, 2020
Hong Kong Disneyland: Now open as of September 25, 2020.
Tokyo Disney Resort: Now open as of July 1, 2020
Disneyland Paris: Now open as of July 15, 2020
Thanks for Choosing Get Away Today
Like you, we’re so excited to get back to our theme parks! If you have any questions or would like personalized quotes, you can reach out on social media, call us at 855-GET-AWAY or send us an email at [email protected]. We look forward to the happiest days ahead!