Disneyland is reopening! What you need to know

Last Updated on April 17, 2021 by Happily Ever Park Hoppers

Finally! After well over a year Disneyland is reopening!! Beginning April 30th, California residents can again enjoy the Happiest Place on Earth. However, a few things have changed since your last visit.

This is a brief rundown of what you need to know if you plan to visit within the first few couple of months.

First things first

If you haven’t been to Disneyland within the last few years (not counting when the park was closed) or never created one. You are going to need to set up a My Disneyland account.

From there, starting APRIL 15th 8am PST you will be able purchase your tickets, so you can make a Park Reservation.

Now, to enter either Disneyland or California Adventure you MUST HAVE a park reservation before you can step foot inside a park. Everyone will need to purchase a ticket (unless you previously had tickets) which includes Legacy Passholders.


Prior to COVID, a new tiered ticket pricing structure was introduced. This tiered system breaks tickets down between 1- Day/1-Park Tiers (1, 2, 3, 4 & 5), 1-Day Hopper Tiers (1, 2, 3 ,4 & 5) and Multi-Day Hopper Tickets. Along with these tiered tickets are blackout dates. So depending on the type of ticket you buy, that may restrict what days you are available to make park reservations for.

Right now it does not appear that Multi-Day Hopper tickets or 1-Day Tier 5 tickets will have any blackout dates.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you purchase a Hopper ticket, you will be making your Park Reservations for your MORNING park, then you will be able to park hop starting at 1pm.

So, come Thursday April 15th (or after), you will log in to your My Disneyland account and then you can begin to make a park reservation.

Then you will most likely see a screen like this if you’re trying first thing Thursday morning

Then once you have waited through the virtual que and are able to access the reservation system.

You will then be asked to create your party, select the day you wish to visit and what park. Review and Confirm evrything and you’re done!

One Last Tip!

If you’re reading this prior to April 15th (or even after for that matter), go on and create your My Disneyland account now. Add all your family members and enter in your payment information. Also check out the availability calendar so you know if any dates are already sold out due to capacity restrictions.

This way, when you go to purchase your tickets and make those park reservations you’ll be smoothsailing. Because you have everyone added to your account, you have your card info already entered and you know what dates you want to reserve.

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