REMINDER: Disneyland Allowing Guests From Out-of-State To Visit Starting This Week
This is a week of BIG changes over at Disneyland Resort in California. Starting tomorrow (June 15th) the state is lifting COVID-19 related restrictions and Disneyland will be opening its gates to out-of-state residents.
Disneyland Resort remained closed for a year during the pandemic and upon reopening earlier this spring restricted access to in-state visitors only. Proof of residency was required to gain entry! However this policy is coming to an end this week.
Now non-residents will be able to visit both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.. As DisInsider tells us, another important change will be noticeable at Disneyland Resort this week. The state of California is lifting capacity limitations for theme parks.
According to a piece that appeared in the OC Register the morning, the health and safety mandates outlined in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy show the state moving into a tier that eliminates the need to reduce attendance capacity, ride capacity, ride running times, outdoor queues etc.
Though Disneyland is unlikely to return to FULL capacity straight away, it is likely that we will se attendance go up gradually over the next few weeks. As Disney CEO Bob Chapek said in an earnings call last month, he hopes that the theme parks will start to hit full capacity by this Fall.
It should also be noted that under the plan, the state’s public health departments are no longer requiring mandatory facemask usage for fully vaccinated guests. However, Disney will err on the side of caution so if heading to the parks in the days or weeks ahead, bring those facemasks with you as Disneyland may still require them to some extent.
To take a look at current facemasks requirements, check out Disneyland’s “Know Before You Go” page here.
As the OC Register points out getting the Disneyland theme parks back to normal operations will take time. A number of Disneyland attractions still remain closed and the company is still in the process of hiring and rehiring workers.
With the lifting of restrictions Disneyland restaurants can also return to full capacity but again, this is something that we may not see for a while. As the OC Register tells us, more than two dozen eateries across both parks remain closed and reopening dates are dependent on staffing.
Theme Park Reservations: Despite the changes to restrictions, Disneyland Resort is not expected to do away with their Theme Park Reservation requirement anytime soon. Under the policy guests must make a theme park reservation IN ADDITION TO having a theme park ticket. Theme parks have limited capacity each day and Theme Park Reservations do book up and quickly. Failure to make your reservations in the lead-in to your visit may mean that you’re unable to visit the parks you want despite having tickets.
These reservations are expected to be required into at least September or October. .
Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog this week. Not only will we be coming to you LIVE! from Disneyland Resort all week long but we will also keep you abreast of the new ground rules for the theme parks as and when additional changes are made!
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