Disneyland will be open to everyone come June 15, Disney Parks announced Wednesday. It follows the theme parks reopening in April for California residents only, more than a year after closing its gates due to the rapid spread of across the United States.
For the first time in its 65-year history, the iconic California, 2020 — and remained closed until April 30, 2021.
Here’s everything you need to know about the reopening of California Adventure and Disneyland, how to get a theme park reservation and ticket, the launch of Avengers Campus and when annual passes might be making a comeback.
Avengers Campus opens June 4
Disneyland’s new Marvel-themed area will finally open this week on Friday, June 4. , located in California Adventure, will include the Guardians of the Galaxy ride opened in 2017, as well as the new ride called .
Disneyland is starting to spill more details on the new land, putting the Marvel area onto its park map so we can finally see the layout of the land, and uploading the menu for Pym Test Kitchen. The menu includes a $100 sandwich for six to eight people, enlarged soda cans and a “Glowing Pym Particle Capsule” to light up your beverage. Disney Parks also released a TikTok video showing off its new Pym Tasting Lab cocktails.
There’s also two new food carts: Shawarma Palace and Terran Treats. Meet and greets with Marvel superheroes will take place throughout Avengers Campus, including a decked-out Dr Strange getting area. For merch, the WEB Suppliers store will sell customizable Spider-Bots, Spider-Man light goggles, backpacks and more.
You can watch the opening celebrations for Avengers Campus on Wednesday, June 2 at 8:15 p.m. PT online.
Disneyland and California Adventure are reopening for everyone: What you need to know
Disney’s two California theme parks reopened to California residents April 30, and will be open to out-of-state and out-of-country visitors as of June 15.
Here’s what to know right now:
- Under theme park guidance issued by California on March 5, Disneyland was permitted to reopen if Orange County was in the red, or “substantial,” tier as of April 1. Orange County is now in the yellow tier, sitting at just 0.9 new coronavirus cases per day per 100,000 people as of June 1, with a 0.6% positive rate on test results.
- Under the yellow tier, 35% capacity in the parks is allowed as well as 25% capacity for indoor areas.
- All tiers — red, orange and yellow — allow for only California visitors to Disneyland.
- California will remove the tier system June 15, meaning anyone can then visit the parks. Capacity and social distancing requirements will also be lifted by the state for outdoor areas, although Disneyland says you’ll still be required to wear a mask throughout your visit and it “strongly recommends that all guests be fully or obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the theme parks.”
- To enter Disneyland or California Adventure, you’ll need both a ticket and a theme park reservation for the same day.
- Park hours are currently 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily — and if you have a park reservation and ticket, Disneyland will allow you to access the virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance from wherever you are at 7 a.m. that day.
How to get a Disneyland ticket, and how much they cost
Sales resumed April 15 for Disneyland tickets in May and June. Tickets for July, August and September now on sale too. As for pricing, Disneyland has a tiered ticketing system for all one-day tickets:
- Tier 1, one park/park hopper: $104/$159
- Tier 2, one park/park hopper: $114/$169
Dates: May 25 and 26; June 1 and 2
- Tier 3, one park/park hopper: $124/$179
Dates: Mondays through Thursdays in the last two weeks of May; Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July; June 3
- Tier 4, one park/park hopper: $139/$194
Dates: All weekdays in the last two weeks of May; Mondays through Thursdays in June and July (except July 5)
- Tier 5, one park/park hopper: $154/$209
Dates: All weekdays and weekends
There’s no tiered system for multi-day tickets.
Disneyland annual passes will be back soon
Ken Potrock, Disneyland president, recently said on the D23 podcast that annual passes would be returning by the end of 2021.
Potrock said Disneyland sunsetted annual passes due to capacity constraints and to “reimagine an annual pass program that wasn’t just built on the last couple of decades, but was built on how our guests and our fans wanted to use the parks going forward.”
“We’re working on that right now and we’ll clearly be launching something before the end of the year,” Potrock said. “It’s going to be an exciting new program that I think people and our biggest fans — and quite honestly our most loyal fans — I think are going to be very responsive to.”
Disneyland cancelled the passholder program on Jan. 14, at the time saying it was “developing new membership offerings” for when it reopened. Those who held an annual pass as of March 14, 2020, are now called “Legacy Passholders” and will continue getting discounts for now when shopping or dining at Downtown Disney.
How to get a Disneyland reservation
Once you’ve secured a ticket, you’ll need a reservation for the days you plan to go. The online reservation system launched April 12 and is now live to everyone who holds a ticket.
How to get a theme park reservation:
- Log into your Disney Parks app to link up tickets from your family or friends so you’re all in one group.
- Access the reservation system online — but only once you have a valid ticket.
- Select the day and theme park you want to visit.
- If you intend to hop between both parks, you can choose which park to start your day at — you’ll then be able to visit the other park starting at 1 p.m. that day.
- Review and confirm.
Downtown Disney is open
The Downtown Disney shopping and dining area reopened 10 months ago on July 9, in line with California’s restaurant and retail guidelines. (Between December 2020 and January 2021, Orange County was subject to strict stay-at-home orders due to ICU capacity falling below 15%, with Downtown Disney forced to close until Jan. 25.)
Currently, all dining and shopping locations in Downtown Disney are open, apart from locations in the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. The Grand Californian reopened April 29 and Paradise Pier will open on June 15, but the Disneyland Hotel remains closed for now. No ticket is needed to shop and dine in Downtown Disney.
Disneyland Resort also became a Toy Story parking lot began serving as Orange County’s first vaccine super site on Jan. 14.site in early 2021 as the