Magic awaits!

Almost a year after shutting its gates due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disneyland in California is now welcoming back guests. Disneyland and California Adventure reopened today, April 30, to limited capacity.

"Get ready to once again experience favorite attractions at both parks, from thrilling adventures like the new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and the Incredicoaster to family-friendly experiences like Peter Pan’s Flight and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree," says Disney Parks Blog. "New magic will be unveiled, too, as the reimagined Snow White’s Enchanted Wish opens to guests for the very first time."

Theme parks in respective counties will need to meet specific metrics in relation to COVID-19 in order to reopen. Those metrics can be found on the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy guidelines.

"Because theme park capacity will be significantly limited to comply with governmental requirements and promote physical distancing, the Disneyland Resort will manage attendance through a new theme park reservation system that requires all guests to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance," adds the blog. "To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for guests ages 3 and up. Theme park reservations will be limited and subject to availability and, until further notice, only California residents may visit the parks in line with current state guidelines. More details about this new reservation system will be available soon."

In other related news, lots of new exciting things await guests in 2021 at the Disney parks.

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