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The original Disney vacation spot reopens to the world. Unlike Disney World that reopened in July 2020 Just months after the lockdowns began last year, Disneyland has taken a slower approach and is reopening later this month with things like tiered ticketing and capacity constraints. Here’s what you need to know about the new phase of the California mouse club.

Which parts of the park are open?

Disneyland is taking it relatively slowly, and for good reason: California was hit hard during the pandemic after being one of the countries first states to report cases in the United States, including reported patients with the COVID variants. However, with the introduction of vaccines, the state is slowly re-opening recreational activities, including large parks.

On April 30th, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will open conditionally to California residents. The state allows theme parks to reopen 15% to 35% capacityand Disneyland opts for an opening with a capacity of 15%.

Currently, tickets are only sold to California residents and for groups no larger than three households (presumably) three people per household). If you’ve already had tickets, you can reserve a seat online, but only if you’re initially based in California.

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The Downtown Disney District is currently open to the publicThis allows guests to visit restaurants, shopping and nightlife again.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will reopen on April 29th, but the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will reopen stay closed for the time being.

What are the park’s COVID precautions?

Everyone must wear masks at all times, park staff conduct temperature checks for all guests, and cashless payment is strongly recommended at all payment points, including parking. Disneyland is adding physical barriers to the floor markings we’re all used to by now to encourage social distancing.

Disneyland does not offer Disney FASTPASS or MaxPasses hoping to get a safer structure for guests in line. They also closed several attractions that attract the public, such as the Magic Morning and Extra Magic Hour:

In addition, select attractions and certain experiences that attract large group gatherings, such as parades and nighttime spectacles, will return at a later date. While character meet-and-greets are temporarily unavailable, characters will be in our parks in new ways to entertain and delight our guests.

The dining options have changed: orders are being made contactless (So ​​don’t plan on using cash) and all meals must be ordered in advance to be picked up at a restaurant. If you are going to go download it Disneyland’s official app This makes the contactless experience much easier for you. You can find out which attractions are closed, order food, and plan your park experience from there.

What is this tiered ticket system?

Park visitors with day tickets are admitted in stages. You must therefore check the Disneyland calendar on which day you can be admitted, depending on the ticket level. Different levels have different prices: Tier 1 tickets are already sold out for all dates, but cost $ 104 or $ 98 for children. Tier 5 is more expensive but allows you to join on any date you want and pay $ 154 or $ 146 for children.

Holders of multi-day tickets are not subject to the tiered approval structureSo you can reserve a place for any day you want. If you have a Park Hopper ticket (which allows you to visit more than one park per day), you can reserve a spot for your first park and jump to another park after 1pm

The rules can change quickly. So check the Disneyland website for updates on openings and restrictions.