Here’s What Rides Will Be Running When Disneyland Reopens
After being closed for over a year, the Disneyland Resort appears to be reopening soon. The park has not reached the April 1st date the earliest California allowed them to open. Instead, they will reopen on April 30th with limited capacity and limited attractions (see the full list of attractions open below). The news of a possible reopening came direct from Disney CEO Bob Chapek during a March 9 investor call (via Deadline), and on March 17, Chapek appeared on CNBC stating that Disneyland will reopen on April 30th. This global pandemic is the longest in existence. Disneyland has remained closed in its annual history. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure were closed on March 14, 2020.
When Disneyland reopens, it will initially be restricted to California residents only (per California reopening guidelines). You will manage the capacity with a reservation system. Over 10,000 employees on leave will return to work after retraining in accordance with the new COVID-19 guidelines. The Disney Parks News official Twitter account posted a statement that you can read in full above. And if you're wondering about the new Avengers campus, it's not ready to reopen. Chapek said the new area in California Adventure will open "later this year."
Mickey and friends in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland.
Official Disney Parks Blog
The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida has been open since July and is 35% busy. Not a word yet about what attendance capacity Disneyland will have. However, we expect a similar number. They have a reservation system that can be used to monitor capacity. The following will be open in each park:
Alice in Wonderland
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Casey Jr. circus train
Dumbo the flying elephant
Gadget's Go Coaster
Indiana Jones Adventure
"It's a small world"
King Arthur carousel
Mad Tea Party
Main road vehicles
Mark Twain Riverboat
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Mr. Toad's wild ride
Peter Pan's flight
Pinocchio's daring journey
Pirates of the Caribbean
Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
Snow White's enchanted wish
Star Tours - The adventures continue
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Tarzan's tree house
The many adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Enchanted tiki room
Games from Pixar Pier
Goofy's Sky School
Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!
Inside Out Emotional whirlwind
Jessie's Critter Carousel
Luigi's Rollickin Roadster
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
Pixar Pal-A-Round - Not swinging
Pixar Pal-A-Round - Swing
Radiator springs racer
Silly symphony swings
Soarin around the world
Surprise character sightings
The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Underwater Adventure
Toy Story Midway Mania!
Turtle Talk with Crush
And don't expect shows, parades, or characters to meet and greet for some time, either. According to Chapek, "the number of actual shows we can have is severely limited due to social distancing." Fireworks and World of Color are unlikely to go into the future for the time being either. Pretty much anything that invites crowds to gather shoulder to shoulder will be outside. Full details can be found on the Disney Parks Blog.
And while it's fantastic to have 10,000 employees getting their jobs back soon, we hope Disneyland ensures that all cast members are fully vaccinated first.
Originally published March 9, 2021 with updates March 17 and April 7.
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