Disneyland’s two theme parks will reopen for the first time in more than a year on April 30, but not all of its attractions will be reopening with the parks.
In announcing when Disneyland’s reservation system will open (April 12) and when new ticket sales will resume (April 15), Disney also announced that more than 45 rides and attractions in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will be available on reopening day.
Thanks to California’s reopening guidelines, some attraction closures were expected upon reopening, while others won’t be operating due to maintenance.
In Disneyland, the following rides will not reopen with the park:
- Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
- Chip ‘n Dale Treehouse
- Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
- Disneyland Monorail
- Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
- Donald’s Boat
- Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
- Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition
- Goofy’s Playhouse
- Jungle Cruise
- Main Street Cinema
- Matterhorn Bobsleds
- Mickey’s House
- Minnie’s House
- Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
- Sailing Ship Columbia
- Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough
- Star Wars Launch Bay
- Storybook Land Canal Boats
Here are the DCA rides and attractions that will remain closed:
- Animation Academy
- Bakery Tour
- Blue Sky Cellar
- Disney Junior Live on Stage
- Golden Zephyr
- Grizzly River Run
- Red Car Trolley
- Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
- Sorcerers Workshop
The most notable of these closures is Jungle Cruise, an opening day attraction in Disneyland. The ride is set to undergo a major overhaul to remove racist depictions of native people and reimagine its storyline — though the same changes are being implemented at Disney World’s Jungle Cruise without closing the attraction.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will reopen along with the park. However, the attraction will be using a virtual queue, as rides are not allowed to use indoor queues under California’s reopening guidelines.
Disneyland will also implement other COVID-19 safeguards familiar to theme park guests over the past year, such as requiring face masks, enforcing physical distancing and limiting park capacity.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that as long as the downward trend in COVID-19 hospitalizations and the rollout of vaccination continues, the state will remove most restrictions on businesses on June 15, Mask requirements, however, would remain in place.
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