Disneyland Won’t Allow Vaccinated, Out Of State Guests Upon Reopening

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Update: 5/27/2021

Disney has now officially announced that Disneyland and California Adventure will reopen to non-California residents on June 15. You can read more about the details here: Disneyland Will Reopen To Non California Residents June 15.

Recently, new state guidelines were released in California that gave out-of-state visitors hope that they might be able to visit Disneyland and California Adventure when it reopens on April 30th, 2021. However, Disney just announced clarification that they will still be limiting those allowed in the parks to California residents at this time.

The previous guidelines from the California Department of Public Health stated that theme parks were only allowed to open for in-state visitors. These newly released guidelines now state that fully vaccinated visitors may enter the state for an event or activity, and it has been clarified by officials that this rule applies to theme parks as well. 

Although the state guidelines have been updated, Disney has decided not to allow vaccinated out-of-state visitors at this time. Disney has maintained a high level of caution with all of their reopening procedures to provide the highest level of safety to their guests, so they are choosing to wait before applying the new guidelines.

There is no word on when Disney will be opening tickets up to out-of-state guests, but there is still hope. Disney may just be waiting a couple months to see if they can increase Disneyland and California Adventure’s capacity first.

Based on current stipulations determined by the State of California, if out-of-state visitors want to visit Disneyland when it opens to non-California residents, they will need to be fully vaccinated. What remains to be seen is how long these regulations will be in place by Californian lawmakers, as there has been a lot of movement in recent months as to travel guidelines and regulations.

What are your thoughts on these updated guidelines and Disneyland’s response to them? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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