Disneyland in California Announces That They Will Reopen on April 30th
It’s a whole new world for Disneyland in Anaheim, California! The theme park has just announced that they will finally be opening their doors once again after they closed for an entire year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The amusement park closed in March of 2020 and are set to reopen on April 30, 2021. They will only be offering limited capacity (15%) for visitors, but it’s certainly a start to see Mickey Mouse and ride Splash Mountain once again.On that note, no indoor rides (and indoor dining) will be allowed for the time being.
“You’ll soon be welcomed back to enjoy unforgettable attractions, see beloved Disney friends, shop for the latest merchandise, savor the world-famous food and drinks, capture fun photos and cherish special magical moments,” a statement on the official Disney Parks Blog said.
A few other rules in place for the reopening: All visitors ages 3 and up will require a reservation. Parades and events that may draw large groups are banned for now. In addition to the limited capacity to the park, there will also be a time limitation.
“We’re ready to make magic all over again,” said Walt Disney Co. Bob Chapek. “We’re certainly going to be operating with capacity constraints, but at the same time it’s going to be that Disney experience that everyone has come to expect.”
Not only is the reopening good news for Disney fans, but it’s even better news for the employees of the park, who had to be laid off or furloughed during the pandemic. “We’re excited to have more than 10,000 cast members returning to work as we get ready to welcome our guests back to this happy place, Ken Potrock,” president of the Disneyland Resort, said in a statement.
A happy place, indeed! Who’s getting ready to book tehri Disney tickets? What’s the first thing you plan to do at the park?