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Disneyland in California was closed from March 12, 2020, until April 30, 2021.

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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 COVID-19 across the United States. 

For the first time in its 65-year history, the iconic California theme park initially shut down for a month on March 12, 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

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California Adventure’s latest area Avengers Campus opens in June.


Disneyland’s new Marvel-themed area will finally open this week on Friday, June 4Avengers Campus, located in California Adventure, will include the Guardians of the Galaxy ride opened in 2017, as well as the new ride called WEB slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure.

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:

Read more: Disneyland’s future expansion plans

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
    Dates: None
  • 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:

  1. Log into your Disney Parks app to link up tickets from your family or friends so you’re all in one group.
  2. Access the reservation system online — but only once you have a valid ticket.
  3. Select the day and theme park you want to visit.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 HotelDisney’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 coronavirus vaccine site in early 2021 as the Toy Story parking lot began serving as Orange County’s first vaccine super site on Jan. 14. 

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