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When Can I Go to Disneyland?

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After a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park officially reopened their magical doors on April 30, 2021. However, planning a trip to Disneyland in the current context can seem a bit daunting. This comprehensive guide aims to answer all your questions and provide you with all the necessary information you need to plan your magical trip.


Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are currently open and welcoming visitors. The parks operate from 8:00 AM, with Disneyland closing at 12:00 AM and Disney California Adventure closing at 10:00 PM. However, these hours are subject to change. There are no specific restrictions on who can visit, but it’s recommended that guests be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test. A valid admission ticket and a theme park reservation are necessary to enter the park. Always check the official Disneyland website for the most up-to-date information before planning your visit.

Current Operating Hours

As of the latest update, Disneyland Park operates from 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM, and Disney California Adventure Park is open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. These hours, however, are subject to change, so always check the official Disneyland website for the most up-to-date information before planning your visit.

Best Times to Visit

Disneyland can be a crowded place, especially during holidays and peak seasons. However, there are specific dates and seasons when the park is typically less crowded:

  1. Early January through mid-February
  2. The day after President’s Day (February) until mid-March
  3. Mid-April until Memorial Day Weekend (late May)
  4. After Labor Day through the beginning of October
  5. The second week of November

Remember, weekdays, especially Monday through Thursday, are generally less crowded than weekends. Regular weekends tend to be less crowded than holiday weekends.

Admission and Restrictions

Currently, there are no specific restrictions on who can visit Disneyland. However, the State of California and Disneyland strongly recommend that guests be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test before visiting the park. To enter the park, you’ll need a valid admission ticket and a theme park reservation via the Disney Park Pass system.

Health and Safety Measures

Disneyland has implemented various safety and health measures to ensure the well-being of its guests and staff:

  1. Enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures have been implemented throughout the park.
  2. Over 2,000 sanitizing and hand washing stations are available throughout the resort.
  3. Face masks are optional for guests.
  4. Vaccine Pass and Health Pass are no longer required to access Disneyland.

Disneyland Tickets

Tickets for Disneyland can be purchased on the official Disneyland website or through authorized ticket sellers like Undercover Tourist and Get Away Today. Ticket prices range from $104 to $179 for 1-Park tickets, with an additional $65 for Park Hopper tickets. Disneyland uses a 7-Tier system for 1-Day tickets, with prices varying based on popularity and demand. Both a theme park ticket and a park reservation are required for each person in your party (ages 3 and up).

Current Closures

Not all areas and attractions at Disneyland are currently open. Some attractions are closed for refurbishment or have been permanently closed. Always check the daily calendar for your visit or consult the official Disneyland website for the most up-to-date information.

Tips for Planning a Disneyland Trip

Here are some tips for planning a trip to Disneyland:

  1. Check the Disneyland website for updates on health and safety requirements.
  2. Purchase Disneyland theme park tickets in advance.
  3. Use the Disneyland mobile app for character greeting locations, park maps, and wait times.
  4. Plan your meals in advance using Mobile Order to avoid long lines.
  5. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring essentials like sunscreen, water, and snacks.

Remember, the situation may change, so always check for the latest information and guidelines before your trip. Disneyland is waiting to welcome you back with open arms and a sprinkle of fairy dust!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy tickets at the gate?

Yes, you can buy tickets at the gate, but it’s highly recommended to purchase them online in advance to ensure entry as Disneyland is currently operating under limited capacity restrictions.

Is Disneyland accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, Disneyland is committed to offering a welcoming environment for all guests. They offer services like wheelchair rental, device charging stations, and accessibility for guests with visual and hearing disabilities. For more information, you can check out their Services for Guests with Disabilities page.

Are there any dining options available in the park?

Yes, Disneyland offers a variety of dining options, from quick-service food carts to fine dining restaurants. You can check the Dining page on the Disneyland website for a complete list of dining options.

Can I bring my own food and beverages into Disneyland?

Yes, guests are allowed to bring food and beverages into the park. However, there are restrictions on the type of food allowed (no large coolers, glass containers, or alcohol). It’s recommended to check the Park Rules for the complete guidelines.

Are there any hotels near Disneyland?

Yes, there are several hotels near Disneyland, including three Disneyland Resort hotels: Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. For a complete list, you can check the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort page.

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