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We’ve been waiting FOREVER for Disneyland parks to reopen — specifically, since March 14, 2020.

State rules regarding Covid-19 allowed Walt Disney World to reopen in Florida last summer, but California’s regulations have kept theme parks closed. Until now.

We’re finally seeing signs that the year-long shutdown is coming to an end.

Here’s what you need to know:


California Adventure will reopen for a ‘limited’ experience starting March 18.

Disney has called back 1,000 park employees for a “limited time ticketed experience” at Disney California Adventure Park March 18-April 19 to celebrate the park’s 20th anniversary — according to a company memo shared by Good Morning America (which is owned by Disney).

The event will take place with reduced capacity and safety measures.


Rides won’t be running, and Disneyland won’t be open.

A child plays with a bubble machine at California Adventure park.

While the memo promises “world-famous food and beverage offerings from around the resort, the latest merchandise and unique, carefully crafted entertainment experiences,” the park’s rides won’t be turned on.

Across the entrance from California Adventure, Disneyland’s gates will remain closed.

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The event sold out pretty quickly — but don’t worry, the park will reopen soon.

Disneyland tickets are held up in front of the Disneyland castle.

Only California residents were invited to “A Touch of Disney,” and the monthlong event sold out pretty quickly.

But less than two weeks after the final day of the event, California Adventure (and Disneyland, too!) will reopen in earnest.

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Disney California Adventure Is Reopening — Sort Of