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Disneyland and Six Flags reveal reopening dates in California

Disneyland Resort is set to reopen on April 30 in California, while Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom are reopening on April 3.

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Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are finally reopening in California on April 30 after being closed for more than one year due to COVID-19.

Bob Chapek, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, recently revealed that Disneyland Resort could reopen “by late April” in California.

Disney will significantly limit capacity and manage attendance via a reservation system. Currently only residents of California can visit Disneyland Resort.

Disneyland Resort’s limited-time ticketed experience, A Touch of Disney, will continue as planned from March 18 through April 19.

Disneyland reopening on April 30

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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is reopening on April 29, while Disney Vacation Club Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian reopen on May 2.

CAPA recently released a ‘Responsible Reopening Plan’ in response to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which recommends ‘no screaming’ on roller coasters.

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will open to members and season pass holders on April 1 and 2, and to the public on April 3, 2021. 

“Californians are ready to visit their favorite Six Flags theme park and have some fun,” said senior vice president of park operations, Bonnie Weber.

“Our team is eager to return to work and entertain our guests in a safe environment, providing the much-needed fun and escape we have all missed this past year,” said Six Flags Magic Mountain park president Don McCoy.

Six Flags reopening parks in California

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“I am also looking forward to seeing guests come out and experience West Coast Racers, our newest racing coaster that was open for only a brief time in 2020.”

Six Flags theme parks will operate at limited capacity and will also use a reservation system. The parks will feature new technology to protect visitors.

“Six Flags creates wonderful memories through the incredible experiences we provide guests of all ages,” said Six Flags Discovery Kingdom park president Janine Durette.

“We are excited to welcome more guests to the park and to bring back more of our dedicated team members.”

Images: Disney / Six Flags

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Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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