We love Disneyland and the other Southern California theme parks' 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 This article is no longer being updated, but is a great way to look back and see what was happening when this was originally published.
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.
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: LEGOLAND California Resort is currently open. California residents are able to visit, as well as out-of-state visitors who are fully vaccinated. SEA LIFE Aquarium - Now open as of September 4, 2020.
SeaWorld San Diego: SeaWorld San Diego is currently open. As of right now, California residents are able to visit, as well as out-of-state visitors who are fully vaccinated. Starting June 15, 2021, SeaWorld San Diego will lift all COVID-19 restrictions, including the restrictions for out-of-state guests.
Universal Studios Hollywood: Universal Studios Hollywood is now open. California residents are able to visit, as well as out-of-state visitors who are fully vaccinated. Universal CityWalk partially opened June 10, 2020
Disneyland Resort - Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park: The Disneyland Resort is now open to California Residents only. Starting June 15, 2021, out-of-state guests will be able to visit. Downtown Disney officially reopened on July 9, 2020.
Knott’s Berry Farm:Knott's Berry Farm is currently open to California residents. Starting June 15, 2021, out-of-state guests will be able to visit.
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. 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
We can now sell tickets to most theme parks and we would love to help you book your next vacation! Because many theme parks are limiting capacity, they are requiring reservations for theme park ticket holders.
Guests are now able to purchase tickets to visit the Disneyland Resort. At this time, Disneyland is requiring a reservation in order to visit the Resort. For more information regarding Disneyland's reservation system, click HERE.
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. 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.
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!