Earlier today on CNBC, Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced that Disneyland in California will reopen on April 30, 2021. This is more than a year since the park closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic on March 17, 2020.
The original Disneyland closure announcements indicated the park would close until the end of March, 2020, but in hindsight, we now know the closure lasted much longer.
Orange County, California is currently in the “red tier,” which means theme parks can open at 15% capacity. If the area continues to improve, it is possible that it will move into a better tier, and allow in more guests – perhaps up to 35%.
Disneyland plans to hold preview events with Cast Members and community leaders.
The Hotels of the Disneyland Resort will follow a phased reopening plan. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa reopens on April 29, 2021, with limited capacity. Disney Vacation Club Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa reopens May 2. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel will remain closed for the time and will reopen at a later date.
Guests will get to experience a reimagined attraction in Fantasyland – Snow White’s Enchanted Wish. The attraction features new scenes and includes a dancing figure of Snow White joining the dwarfs in their cottage as the scent of a baking pie wafts through the air.
Avengers Campus, a completely new land where guests can live their Super Hero dreams, will not open yet at Disney California Adventure.