The two Walt Disney Co theme parks in California will reopen on April 30 for a limited number of visitors, the company said Wednesday, more than a year after they closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Attendance will initially be limited to about 15% of capacity, Disney Chief Executive Bob Chapek said on CNBC television.
Advance reservations and an admission ticket will be required to enter. Guests 2 years and older must wear masks, except when eating, drinking or swimming, and following others
security measures including temperature controls before entering and social distancing at attractions and in all parks.
Based on state guidelines, capacity may increase if the prevalence of the coronavirus in the area continues to decline.
The Disneyland Resort, located in Anaheim 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles, closed in mid-March 2020. The resort includes the original Disneyland, nicknamed “Happiest Place on Earth,” and the adjacent California Adventure theme parks.
Florida’s Walt Disney World parks reopened to visitors in July 2020 and Disney officials had been urging the state of California to ease reopening restrictions.