Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced, Wednesday, that Disneyland Resort in California would be reopening its doors to the public on April 30.
California theme parks were given the OK to reopen after April 1, so long as the county was in the “red tier” of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Orange County reached the red tier this week, allowing for a limited capacity reopening of its residing theme parks and stadiums.
Both Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure park will be allowed to reopen at 15% of its maximum capacity, or roughly 12,700 and 5,000 guests, respectively.
Just announced! Magic is finally returning to the Disneyland Resort theme parks! Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park are planning to officially reopen to California Residents on April 30, with limited capacity. Details on @DisneyParks Blog: https://t.co/B1Rk2iAtmv pic.twitter.com/BkD9Cq2MKh
— Disneyland Resort (@Disneyland) March 17, 2021
On March 9, Chapek said the theme parks would be returning 10,000 employees—or “cast members” as Disneyland calls them, and would begin the process of training them for the reopening.
“…our cast members are excited to get back to work and this is also good news for the Anaheim community which depends on Disneyland for jobs and businesses generated by visitors,” Chapek said in a March 9 statement.
A Disney representative said further details would be announced for ticketing and reservations.
In accordance with state reopening regulations, theme parks may only be reopened to California residents while in the red tier, but will have an opportunity for expanding capacity if Orange County eventually moves into the less restrictive orange or yellow tiers.
*The writer’s stock ownership in The Walt Disney Company did not impact information in this story.