Disneyland reopens to the public for the first time in more than a year

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Disneyland reopens April 30 2021
Posted: Friday April 30, 2021 12:21pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt's Disney’s original Disneyland Park reopened to the public, along with Disney California Adventure Park, on Friday April 30 2021 after more than a year long closure as a result of the COVID pandemic.

Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company Bob Chapek participated in the daily ceremony to raise the American flag and shared brief remarks of inspiration for the cast members who were preparing for the momentous day.

The Hotels of the Disneyland Resort are beginning a phased reopening. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa reopened on April 29, 2021, with limited capacity. Disney Vacation Club Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa plan to reopen May 2. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel will reopen at a later date.

As at Walt Disney World, because theme park capacity will be significantly limited to comply with state requirements and promote physical distancing, the Disneyland Resort is managing attendance through a new theme park reservation system that requires all guests to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for guests ages 3 and older. Until further clarification from the state, only California residents are allowed to visit the Disneyland Resort theme parks, in groups no larger than three households.

Face coverings required for all guests ages 2 and older, temperature screenings prior to park entry, capacity measures and cashless transactions.

Guests will get to experience some updates to the classic Disneyland attractions at the reopening.

King Arthur Carousel has been refreshed with 14k gold leaf accents, vibrant details and bold colors and hand painted using more than 30 colors.

The Haunted Mansion has been updated with a few elements in and around the estate. One of the mansion's original portraits known as 'April to December,' seen here, once again graces the portrait hallway. As guests step closer to the doom buggy, they'll see the lovely young woman aging before their eyes.

State-of-the-art audio and visual technology has updated Snow White’s Enchanted Wish -  including new surprises as well as enhanced story elements throughout.

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MansionButler843 hours ago

We’ve vaccinated 84% of those over age 65. How did over 800 people die from Covid yesterday?

TP20005 hours ago

I'm not an anti-vaxxer. But mainly because all the vaccines I've happily received were subject to years and years of testing and scientific scrutiny before they were released to the American public. Shingrix, Twinrix, Pneumovax23, etc. There's no harm in not getting the Covid vaccine. Unless you are over 80 and morbidly obese, of course. Then I'd say you should get the shots.

TP20005 hours ago

I got the vaccine. But not before I got the antibody test that said I already had it, which makes sense because I had a weird head cold last year for two days which was notable because I often go many years between illnesses. I had no symptoms from the vaccine aside from a sore spot on my arm. But I had to press on the spot to notice it was sore, and I did that in conversation the following day with anyone who would listen. Those poor people. If you aren't 80 or older and obese or have serious medical problems, usually rooted in your obesity, you'll be fine even if you catch it. I'm a living, breathing, posting example of that. And that probably upsets a few folks here, but that just makes me chuckle even more. :cool:

flutas8 hours ago

It seems like (among my friend group at least) those who had covid had a worse reaction to the vaccine than those that haven't.

fctiger10 hours ago

LOL meant prerogative. Stupid auto-correct. FIXED!

MisterPenguin10 hours ago

I'll have you know this is a *family* forum!! ;)

fctiger11 hours ago

Obviously that's your prerogative, but I still think being sick a few days is worth it compared to the other alternative. My uncle got sick but he's still happy he got it. And he gets sick when he takes a flu shot but he still takes it every year just the same.

Tamandua12 hours ago

My dad is in his late 60s. He had a mild case of covid and then got the vaccine a few months later and had worse symptoms from both doses of the vaccine. I tell you... For some people the vaccine is a raw deal. I dunno if it's genetic but my sister also had bad symptoms from the vaccine. I think I'll sit this one out.

fctiger12 hours ago

Same with me and my girlfriend. And even that was pretty mild. It lasted maybe 1-2 hours for both of us. However my uncle got a bit sick but he is near 70.

George Lucas on a Bench12 hours ago

Freak of nature!

MansionButler8412 hours ago

Just sore arm for me.

George Lucas on a Bench12 hours ago

I had the sore arm too. And it was ladder lifting arm.

Sailor31012 hours ago

I just had a sore arm both days. Same with my folks.

George Lucas on a Bench12 hours ago

The Coronavirus Vaccines seem to make most people feel like crapola. Must be nice to be one of those freaks of nature who get the shots and feel fine. Seems we're just making people sick to prevent people from getting sick!