Some of the Awesome Ways Disneyland Is Gearing Up To Welcome You Back
If you’ve been following along with us this week, we shared the exciting news that Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will be reopening on April 30th! With that in mind, Disney is starting to reveal exciting details about the way that the company and cast members are getting ready for the excitement to come!
Check out some of the awesome details below:
Travel to a galaxy far, far away
Guests will once again be able to head to the planet of Batuu to take part in a climactic battle between the Resistance and the First Order in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Or, you can take control of the most famous ship in the galaxy as you climb into the cockpit of Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
Upon reopening Disneyland will implement a virtual queue system for Rise of the Resistance which will ONLY be accessible via the Disneyland mobile app so familiarize yourself with the app in advance. Distribution times for virtual queue enrollment will be twice daily, one in the morning, and one later in the day. Specific times and details will be shared at a later date on Disneyland.com.
To access the first Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue: It should be noted that ONLY guests with valid theme park reservations who start their day at Disneyland will be able to access the virtual queue system and check for an available boarding group in the morning on the day of their park reservation. Guests will ALSO need to have park tickets linked to the Disneyland app.
To access the second Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue: For the second virtual queue which takes place later in the day, guests must have a valid ticket and park reservation and have entered the Disneyland park or Disney California Adventure with a Park Hopper ticket by the second enrollment time. This allows guests with morning Disney California Adventure reservations to park hop to Disneyland after 1pm for their boarding group.
Also be on the lookout for some fun character encounters coming to Black Spire Outpost including Rey, Chewbacca and Vi Moradi. You may see these beloved characters above the speeder garage in Black Spire Station. You’ll also want to be on the lookout for Stormtroopers and Kylo Ren patrolling the TIE Echelon starfighter platform.
Thrilling new adventures and cherished classics
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, a Disneyland park favorite will be back to whisk you past spires and buttes and into tunnels and shafts of a dark and mysterious mine.
Or, you may instead want to rock out with Rocket and grove along to the tunes on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT at Disney California Adventure park.
And don’t forge to check out the reimagined Snow White’s Enchanted Wish along with a newly “fancified” King Arthur Carrousel in Fantasyland. Grim Grinning Ghosts are also waiting to socialize with you at the Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square!
Much-loved Disney friends saying “hello” in new ways
Some of our favorite Disney characters may be spotted throughout the day. Though traditional character meet and greets will be on hiatus you’ll still find them posing in the background of photos and having fun playing at the theme parks. For instance, at Disneyland, you may see mickey and pals hanging out at Main Street Railroad Station or outside their homes in Mickey’s Toontown.
You’ll also want to be on the lookout for Princesses like Mulan and Belle at the Royal Theatre in Fantasyland or Captain Jack Sparrow hanging from the balconies of New Orleans Square.
Next door at Disney California Adventure you might bump into Disney Junior stars including Vampirina, Doc McStuffins and more!
Step into your favorite Pixar stories
Zoom through Cars Land in Disney California Adventure park, and brake when you see Lightning McQueen, Mater and Red for photos along Route 66. Afterwards, it’s time for high-octane fun on Radiator Springs Racers to see who is the fastest racer in Ornament Valley!
Over at Pixar Pier, you’ll discover a whimsical boardwalk. Grab a pair of 3D glasses and join Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and the rest of the gang for an exhilarating spin on Toy Story Midway Mania. You can also join the Parr family for an incredible, high-speed adventure on the Incredicoaster. Pixar Pier is also the perfect place to spot some Pixar pals!
Assemble with Avengers in Hollywood Land
Throughout the day in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure park, cheer for some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Black Widow, Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, Black Panther and the Dora Milaje, as they strike heroic poses from the Hollywood Backlot Stage. These Super Heroes will then be regular visitors at Avengers Campus, when the new land opens on June 4.
Both a theme park reservation and valid admission ticket for the same park on the same date are required for guests ages 3 and up. Guests must have a valid theme park admission ticket in order to make a reservation. Theme park reservations will be limited and subject to availability and, until further notice, only California residents may visit the parks, and in groups no larger than 3 households, in line with current state guidelines. For details on how to make a theme park reservation, check out our story here.
We hope to see you back at the parks, making special memories in new ways.
*Access to a Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance boarding group is subject to availability and not guaranteed. In order to give as many Guests as possible the opportunity to join the Resistance, each Guest can enter the virtual queue no more than once per day.
As a reminder, only Guests with a valid admission into Disneyland Park will be able to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, subject to availability. Distribution times are subject to change or cancellation.
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