Guests from outside California will be able to visit the Disneyland Resort’s two theme parks starting June 15, Disney announced Wednesday.
Restricting attendance to only in-state guests was a condition of the theme park guidelines in California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy plan. Those mandates will end on June 15 thanks to declining COVID-19 cases and increased number of vaccinations across the state.
Parks have been allowed to welcome back vaccinated out-of-state guests since late April, requiring visitors to show some proof of vaccination. Disneyland, however, had maintained the California-residents-only policy until now.
“We will once again be able to welcome travelers from outside the state of California back to our theme parks,” Disneyland 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.”
Nearby Knott’s Berry Farm has yet to change its own policies. As of Wednesday, the Knott’s website still said attendance was limited to California residents until further notice.
Along with opening the parks to out-of-state guests, Disneyland is also opening up its reservation calendar, allowing visitors to grab slots as far as 120 days out. This means guests can now reserve entry into one of Disneyland’s two theme parks as late as September.