Disney has announced that they will be reopening Disneyland and California Adventure at the end of April, and now Disneyland Resort has clarified their reopening restrictions. Similarly to Walt Disney World, there will be a few changes inside of the California theme parks in order to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
COVID Safety Measures
Disney makes every attempt to ensure the safety of their guests and Cast Members. They have already had time to perfect their safety measures with the phased reopening of the Walt Disney World theme parks in Florida, and it appears that these health and safety measures will be utilized in Disneyland as well.
Social Distancing Practices
Disneyland will be reopening with reduced capacity to ensure that social distancing can be maintained. Signage will be placed throughout the parks, as well as barriers where necessary to ensure the recommended amount of distance will be adhered to.
Cleaning and Sanitization
Extra care will be taken to cleaning and sanitizing when Disneyland reopens. Building on their existing standards of cleaning, extra attention will be given to high-traffic areas, including public elevators and escalators, handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms and more.
Switching to Contactless Methods
Guests will have a variety of new options on the Disneyland app such as mobile food ordering to ensure as little contact as necessary when utilizing park services. Disney also recommends using cashless payment methods when in the parks.
All guests ages 2 and older will be required to wear face masks at all times, except when actively eating and drinking while stationary. All Cast Members will also be required to wear face masks as well.
All guests are required to have their temperature taken before entering Disney properties, including the theme parks, Downtown Disney, and Buena Vista Street.
Park Reservation System
Since Disneyland will be reopening with limited capacity, they will be requiring park reservations for those who are looking to visit the parks. limits.
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Park reservations will also apply to Annual Passholders as well. Guests who have tickets will need to reserve the park to ensure the numbers never exceed capacity. If the park reservation system for Disneyland is anything like the one for Disney World, guests will want to check the reservation availability calendar before purchasing tickets. Once guests purchase their tickets, guests will be able to go to the availability calendar and confirm their reservations. These reservations will show up in the “My Plans” section of the Disneyland App for guests to check whenever they please.
Those who frequent the Disney parks know that there are a lot of extra perks that guests are able to take advantage of. However, some of these extra amenities will be suspended for the time being. The list of suspended services:
- Disney MaxPass
- Magic Morning
- Extra Magic Hour
- Fireworks and Nighttime Spectaculars
Although character meet and greets will be unavailable, there will still be ways to see your favorite characters throughout the parks for pictures and entertainment.
There are many changes in Disney’s operations at this time, but if Disneyland’s reopening goes anything like Walt Disney World’s, the magic will still be there for everyone to enjoy.
What were your first impressions when Disneyland Resort clarified their reopening restrictions? Let us know in the comments below what you think about the upcoming changes for Disneyland.