More than 400 days after one of the happiest places on earth closed due to COVID, Disneyland and Disney’s Adventure Park in California are now open to the public as of April 30. visitors, some weeping tears of joy, from the opening day. “We̵
In addition to wearing masks, temperature checks and reduced capacity, some favorite aspects of the Disneyland experience are still out of bounds. Read on to find out what has changed at the iconic park, and for more information from Disney, see Disney World Employee rates celebrities based on how rude they are.
One of the biggest potential disappointments for the little ones returning to Disneyland is that Mickey and Minnie Mouse will not offer hugs to visitors to the park.
Disneyland Resorts is updating its website with new guidelines and changes to the park, including what is not allowed due to COVID. “Some experiences are temporarily paused to facilitate physical distancing,” the site said, referring to “Greetings for Symbols.” “While the characters’ meetings and greetings are temporarily unavailable, the characters are in our parks, in new ways, to entertain and delight guests,” they say.
It seems that all Disney characters will follow COVID’s safety rules, Reuters reports. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Chip and Dale were spotted on video during the opening on April 30, standing in their own private spaces and away from the crowds.
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As for what else is forbidden in the parks, the Disney site lists: “Parades and night spectacles”, “Magic makeup in the boutique Bibbidi Bobbidi” and “Tails for a rider”.
In addition to these bans, Disney has made some major changes to reopen, in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and local rules and regulations in California. Of course, there are expected improved cleaning procedures, rules for physical distancing and wearing a mask. Everyone over the age of two must wear a face blanket throughout the park and check their entry temperatures.
Disneyland also recommends that guests use contactless forms of payment when in the park, if possible.
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According to Disneyland’s online booking system, the park is sold out by mid-June, Reuters reports. But if you want to go when tickets are available again, know that the park currently has a capacity of 25 percent and the only people allowed to enter are California residents (proof of residence required for purchase). Disneyland also notes that people can visit “groups of no more than 3 households, in accordance with current government guidelines.”
Guests who are told to quarantine are not allowed to enter Disneyland. And anyone with possible COVID symptoms – such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell – should not enter the park.
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The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, reopened in July 2020. Shanghai Disneyland Park in China, Tokyo Disneyland in Japan and Hong Kong Disneyland also reopened after closing during the COVID pandemic.
Disneyland Paris, which was first closed on March 12, 2020, planned to reopen on April 2, 2021, and has not yet done so due to growing cases in France. “We are optimistic that we will be able to reopen soon and share updates whenever possible,” Disneyland Paris said in March, according to Theme Park Insider.
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