The theme parks of the Disneyland Resort will open again to out-of-state residents starting June 15, Disney announced today.
That's the date the state of California is lifting its current pandemic rules. As a result, Disney not only will be allowed to welcome out-of-state visitors again, it will be able to resume operating at something closer to its pre-pandemic "normal" capacity. Right now, Disneyland is allowed to admit only 35% of its official capacity and indoor attractions are supposed to operate at 25% capacity, which has created some long wait times even though there are relatively few people inside the parks.
Other theme parks in the state have been allowing out-of-state residents with proof of vaccination, but Disney has declined to take that route. Under the state's new rules that go into effect on June 15, Disneyland is required to tell guests that "the State of California strongly recommends that all guests be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative Covid-19 test prior to entering the theme parks." But there's no indication that Disneyland will be requiring proof.
However, the mask mandate will remain in effect for now at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. And guests will continue to need to make advance reservations to visit the parks, as they have since Disneyland reopened them last month. Disneyland is extending the booking window to 120 days, starting today, so you can plan your visits to the parks further in advance.
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Do foreigners count as Out of State visitors?
I'm French but want to go to Disneyland if this means international tourists can visit the park beginning June 15th.
Interesting that they're extending out the reservation schedule, as you'd think they'd be planning on scrapping it after June 15. Maybe the point is to get people reserving further in the future now just to sell tickets sooner?
The trip we had planned on taking the first week in April 2020 *cough* finally happing in August of 2021. Thank you vaccine!!
In Nevada, the current rules only eliminate the mask requirement for those who are vaccinated, but I have yet to visit any place that is asking for proof (full disclosure: I'm fully vaccinated but I'm still wearing a mask since I work with the public and I know darned well that many who aren't wearing masks are not vaccinated). But since I work in a small casino, in close sustained contact with people over long periods of time, I don't want to catch the virus and spread it to others, even though I would likely experience no symptoms personally.
I'm glad I visited in September of 2019 before this all got going so that I have a semi-recent memory of a visit (it was my first time experiencing HyperSpace Mountain and I had pretty much the same reaction I had when riding Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye about a week before it opened, as they were using cast members to test the attraction -- I had to pick my jaw up off the floor of the attraction vehicle before I got off the ride).
And while I'm really looking forward to my next visit, I won't have available vacation time until late July, so I'll be living vicariously from YouTube videos for a while.
As for PascaleDion's question, I would assume the answer is yes -- once the California resident-only requirement is gone, I don't see them asking for ID before entry -- the only problem you may have are bans on international travel. The last I heard (which, granted, was in January), travel from much of Europe (including France) to the U.S. was not allowed, but you may want to check with your airline of choice or a travel agent in case this has changed, and to see whether other rules (like whether a recent negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination would be required). They would know better than I do. But if you can get here, I don't see admission to Disneyland being an issue at all.
Thank you for the detailed answer, Kenny. I will make sure we have the green light and make my way back to Disneyland asap. Hope everything is well.
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This was expected, though surprised it open reservations all the way to September. Can’t wait to go back in July.