Disney California Adventure will be joining other California theme parks in partially reopening for a hard-ticket dining experience.

The announcement came in a letter to employees from Disneyland Resort president Ken Potrock marking Disney California Adventure’s 20th anniversary. Along with stating that the park’s Avengers Campus is “making incredible progress,” Potrock said:

Currently planned to begin mid-March, we will debut an all-new, limited-time ticketed experience, focused on our world-famous food and beverage offerings from around the resort, the latest merchandise and unique, carefully crafted entertainment experiences…all to be offered multiple days a week. With limited capacity and enhanced health and safety measures in place, Guests once again will get to step into a magical Disney environment — an environment that will provide memorable and fun experiences our Guests are craving. 

Teams across the resort are currently developing this distinctly Disney experience, so there are many more details to come, but I wanted you ­– our Cast Members ­­– to hear this news first. Stay tuned for the official announcement coming soon.

 What I’m most thrilled about is that this initiative — along with the recent reopening of our outdoor dining on Buena Vista Street — enables us to bring about 1,000 Cast Members back to work. While that is clearly not all we want to accomplish, it’s a start. Teams are working as we speak to start recalling identified Cast in the coming weeks. 

Just like the food festivals at nearby Knott’s Berry Farm, no attractions will be open at DCA during these events. Under California’s current rules, theme park cannot reopen their rides until their home county reaches the lowest tier of the state’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines.

While theme parks have advocated for loosening the state’s reopening standards — with some state legislators supporting that goal— Orange County, California is still months away, at best, from reaching the required benchmarks.

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