The happiest place on Earth is ready to reopen its gates. Following a year-long closure, Disneyland will reopen April 30.

Though its sister park Disney World reopened last July, California’s stricter guidelines surrounded COVID-19 have kept Disneyland shuttered.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced the reopening date on CNBC.

The Disney Parks Blog confirmed the statement shortly after with this announcement:

After being closed for more than one year, magic is finally returning to the Disneyland Resort theme parks! Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park are planning to officially reopen to the public on April 30, with limited capacity.

You’ll soon be welcomed back to enjoy unforgettable attractions, see beloved Disney friends, shop for the latest merchandise, savor the world-famous food and drinks, capture fun photos and cherish special magical moments.

Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure closed back on March 14, 2020. According to, the California theme park is one of only six Disney parks that have yet to reopen following COVID-19 closures.

However, the Downtown Disney District did begin a phased reopening on July 9, 2020.

Leading up to the full opening, the park announced “A Touch of Disney,” a special event that would open California Adventure for food only. Though the end dates for “A Touch of Disney” were unspecified at launch, the park has since clarified the event will now end April 18. (In time to get the park ready for its full reopening at the end of April.)

Disneyland will reopen at reduced capacity with additional safety measures in place (mask wearing, social distancing).

So, have you been itching to return to Disneyland? Will you try to nab a ticket right when the park reopens? Let us know in the comments.

Meanwhile, check back to THS for more updates.

Source: Disney Parks Blog