by Brandon Butler
Disneyland re-opens on April 30th 3/17/2021

After more than a year of being closed due to the pandemic, Disneyland will re-open on April 30th, 2021. From the official Disney Parks Blog:

From surprise appearances along Main Street, U.S.A., and Pixar Pier to playful interactions, characters from favorite Disney stories will entertain and delight. Beloved characters will pop up in new ways and sometimes in unexpected places as they remain mindful of physical distancing. Certain experiences that draw large group gatherings – such as parades and nighttime spectaculars – will return at a later date.

Because theme park capacity will be significantly limited to comply with governmental requirements and promote physical distancing, the Disneyland Resort will manage attendance through a new theme park reservation system that requires all guests to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for guests ages 3 and up. Theme park reservations will be limited and subject to availability and, until further notice, only California residents may visit the parks in line with current state guidelines. More details about this new reservation system will be available soon.

This will be a very different Disneyland experience. I’m eager to return once the pandemic is fully under control and masks are no longer required and it’s safe to watch fireworks and parades near other humans. If you visit, please be safe and responsible. COVID-19 is still a very real and deadly virus.