By Aryana Azari, ABC News
(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — With its April 30 reopening date approaching, Disneyland Resort has announced details of how it plans to safely welcome guests for the first time in over a year.
The reopening plan includes new rules regarding ticket reservations as well as enhanced health and safety measures.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests only needed a valid admission ticket to visit the park. Now, guests ages 3 and older visiting either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure will need both a theme park reservation and valid admission ticket for the exact date they’d like to go.
Before making a reservation, guests need to have a theme park ticket; those with existing theme park tickets can start making reservations when the system launches on April 12 at 8 a.m. Anyone without a theme park ticket will have to wait until April 15, when sales resume.
Several offerings will be unavailable as the park reopens, such as FASTPASS, MaxPass, Magic Morning and Extra Magic Hour, which are suspended until further notice. Character meet and greets and large-gathering attractions, like parades, are also temporarily unavailable.
The park will also be operating at limited capacity in order to comply with government regulations. Only California residents will be allowed entry and proof of residency will be required.
To further promote social distancing, the park is limiting group sizes to no bigger than three households, adding new signage and ground markings to help with traffic flow, installing physical barriers at certain locations and training staff to interact with guests safely without contact.
All guests and staff must wear facial coverings and temperature screenings will be required for entry into certain areas.
Maintenance staff will be cleaning highly trafficked areas with extra care and attention, which includes elevators, benches, tables and restrooms. There will also be additional hand sanitizer and hand-washing locations throughout the park.
Disneyland closed the doors to all of its parks on March 14, 2020, in response to the pandemic. Downtown Disney District has been open in a limited capacity since July of last year while Disney California Adventure started a limited-ticket experience on March 18.
Disney World in Florida has been open since last July.
For more information on Disneyland’s reopening, visit here.
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