Disneyland and Disney California Journey is lastly reopened after over a yr of closures as a result of pandemic. Disneyland was CLOSED for OVER.A.YEAR. (It nonetheless appears unreal though we lived by it, proper?)
I went to Disneyland and Disney’s California Journey (DCA) to refill on fairy mud AND to see what it’s like in 2021. There are a whole lot of adjustments and new tips for visiting now. Fortunately, a lot of the adjustments are good and a number of the adjustments are simply a part of Covid-19 security precautions which might be to be anticipated. Total, it was an important expertise and I’m very comfortable I went.
Now I’m sharing the highest 11 issues it is advisable to know earlier than you go to Disneyland or DCA under. Take into account – issues are altering quick. Verify their web site and app for essentially the most present data.
And keep in mind – the rules through the pandemic in California the place very completely different from Florida. And the principles for Walt Disney World are very completely different from Disneyland proper now. This data simply applies to my expertise going to Disneyland and DCA in Anaheim, CA.
I’ll hyperlink to sources for extra data on the backside of this put up.
Disneyland Tickets AND Reservations
You want a ticket to Disneyland and/or California Journey (you will get a ticket to at least one park or a park hopper ticket that permits entry to each) *AND* You want a reservation to get in. So you could test that there’s availability for the day and park.
For those who get a Park Hopper Cross it’s a must to select 1 park to enter first then you may go to the opposite park after 1pm. I acquired a Park Hopper ticket however by the point I went to make a reservation California Journey was the one possibility to begin my day. Round 1pm I headed to Disneyland and acquired in no problemo.
See the Disneyland web site for more information.
2 New issues concerning the Parking Construction
There’s a temperature screening exterior the parking construction (earlier than you get to the park entrance). For those who park within the massive Mickey & Pals parking space solid members & indicators information you to a safety test level. (This used to occur exterior the theme parks, not right here.)
There’s additionally a temperature screening test level right here. There have been a number of solid members with temperature units and I barely needed to pause as they checked.
The most important distinction from earlier than is there have been NO TRAMS to take you from the parking space to the theme parks and Downtown Disney. Everybody needed to stroll the route the trams used to drive. It’s not that lengthy, however there aren’t any points of interest or distractions so it feels a lil boring.
Tip: Be sure to put on snug sneakers. You’ll be doing a whole lot of strolling round Disneyland and California Journey. In case your ft damage earlier than you even get to the theme parks – it’s going to be a protracted day.
Face Masks Guidelines at Disneyland and California Journey
You need to have your face masks on always until you’re actively consuming or consuming in a chosen space. Sure, we’re all used to masks by now however guidelines are getting increasingly more relaxed in public locations, however not at Disneyland. Solid members and indicators will remind you to maintain your masks on as you’re strolling round and in line.
And this implies = NO consuming or consuming whereas in line for rides. So that you’ll need to eat that churro in a nook or a chosen consuming space. You additionally need to preserve it on throughout rides.
Disney Characters and Social Distance
There have been a whole lot of Disney character picture ops, however it’s a must to preserve social distance.
Restricted Capability… however it doesn’t seem like it.
The parks had been solely at 35% capability once I went. I believed was was going to really feel like they had been empty and I’d be working straight to the entrance of all of the traces and have tons of superior photographs with out 100 different park goers behind me… nope.
It didn’t appear that vacant as a result of all of the open points of interest, shops and eating places required social distancing. So the traces for rides are unfold out. Then, rides maintained social distance by solely utilizing each different row (like on Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Excursions) OR solely placing 1 group on a trip at a time (after we went on Radiator Springs Racers – it was simply us within the automotive which left the row behind us empty).
Some points of interest and eating places aren’t open but.
Some rides, points of interest and eating places are closed on account of social distancing logistics and a few are closed for normal upkeep. This adjustments typically so double test earlier than you go!
You Want the Disneyland App
Obtain the Disneyland App and ensure it has your data (signal on and bank card) BEFORE you go to Disneyland or DCA. That is the one approach to order meals at lots of the eating places, however it’s very handy and simple to make use of.
You additionally want the app to get right into a Advantage Queue, principally their new ‘Quick Cross’ system. And also you MUST do that if you wish to trip Star Wars : Rise of the Resistance. You possibly can’t do standby for that trip and should get right into a ‘boarding group’ utilizing the app.
The Disneyland App has a whole lot of different useful options too. You possibly can double test what’s open, park hours, take a look at picture go photographs, store utilizing the app and extra.
Disneyland and Disney’s California Journey Hours
The parks at present have restricted hours, however that is altering typically so double test earlier than you go. Then, plan your day round park hours, and what you wish to see most.
And Disneyland shall be open to out of state friends beginning June 15th.
Get a Disney or different enjoyable Face Masks BEFORE you go
Think about shopping for a Disney impressed face masks BEF ORE you go. You’ll be sporting a face masks in most of your photographs so that you’ll need it to be a enjoyable one! They promote a couple of Disney character masks however not an enormous selection and you could have to attend in line to get into some shops. Don’t let that reduce into your time having fun with the park! AND Children 3 & over need to put on masks too. So for those who’re infant isn’t used to it or doesn’t have one that matches tiny faces – be sure you get one earlier than you go.
Disneyland and California Journey 2021 Reopening Security ideas
There’s hand sanitizer stations and indicators reminding you to maintain social distance all around the park. However solid members don’t wipe down the wipes in between friends. So, preserve this in thoughts for those who or somebody in your group has compromised immunity.
Open points of interest, park capability and tips change typically as we transfer ahead from the pandemic – so double test the web site and app typically earlier than you go!
Crucial reminder is to HAVE FUN!!! It’s thrilling that Disneyland is again open and life in southern California is getting again to regular after over a yr. Get pleasure from it! Deal with all of the issues you are able to do.
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A cute Disney impressed tee or tank – I like these…
Disney themed face masks – get a couple of. Listed here are my faves:
Reusable Water Bottle (sure, you may deliver it in and there are stations to refill your water). Listed here are some Disney impressed water bottles if you wish to go all in:
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