Starting on June 15, Disneyland Resort will start welcoming back out-of-state visitors and California officials ‘strongly recommend’ theme park goes be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID-19 test before they arrive.
Disneyland will lift a ban on out-of-state visitors imposed by COVID-19 state guidelines and extend advance reservation requirements through late September as the Anaheim theme park continues a phased reopening following a 13-month coronavirus closure.
Out-of-state visitors can visit Disneyland and Disney California Adventure beginning on June 15 when California ends mandates in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
“We will once again be able to welcome travelers from outside the state of California back to our theme parks,”
Disneyland officials said in a statement.
“The state of California strongly recommends that all guests be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the theme parks. In addition, all guests will be required to wear an approved face covering throughout their visit at the Disneyland resort.”
California theme parks were permitted to reopen on April 1 under revised state guidelines after more than a year of coronavirus closures — but could not admit out-of-state visitors among other restrictions.
The parks were permitted to allow fully vaccinated out-of-state visitors under revised state guidelines starting in late April — but Disneyland had not swung open the gates to interstate travelers until now.
Until June 15, Disneyland visitors are still limited to California residents visiting in groups no larger than three households.
Disneyland will also extend the theme park advance reservation booking window from 60 to 120 days — pushing availability from late July to late September.
The move means Disneyland will require advance reservations throughout the summer and likely into the fall.
Reservations have been required to visit Disneyland and DCA since both parks reopen on April 30 with limited capacity.
The Disneyland website was recently updated to combine separate ticket sale and advance reservation processes into one system. Previously buying tickets and making reservations was a two-step process.