March 9. Come “late April,” it may be the best time ever to visit Disneyland. After being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic since March 2020, Disneyland received conditional approval from the state of California to reopen. Other in-state theme parks, such as Universal and Knott’s Berry Farm, can also open as soon as April 1.
There are some stipulations to this upcoming policy shift that will permit the official reopening of theme parks. The counties the parks are located in must first reach the benchmark of red/substantial tier 2 risk status.
For context, the county Disneyland is in — Orange County — is currently at “purple” tier 1 status, which indicates widespread risk. However, it could be lowered to the less-restrictive red tier in the coming days. That opens the door for Disney reopening its gates and visitors once again meandering down Main Street, U.S.A.
Park capacity will also be limited to 15%, which would mean that late-April may be a wonderful time to visit Disneyland and other California theme parks — especially if you are lucky enough to have already been vaccinated. For context, Disney World has been operating at 35% capacity, according to a recent Disney investor call.
Source: The Points Guy