Editor’s Note — Coronavirus cases remain high across the globe. Health officials caution that travel increases your chances of getting and spreading the virus. Staying home is the best way to stem transmission. Below is information on what to know if you still plan to travel, last updated on April 30.
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is reopened on April 29 but the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel remain closed. No reopening date has been set.
Disney World also requires visitors to make reservations in advance. Much of May is already full, with only Epcot and Disney’s Animal Kingdom parks still available on select days.
Hong Kong Disneyland reopened in February — the third reopening for the park since the start of the pandemic.
What’s on offer
The original and, some might say, best, theme parks, Disney’s resorts remain a magical experience for all the family. From vertiginous rides to firework displays, and of course the chance to meet classic characters, a trip to a Disney Park makes memories that last a lifetime.
Who can go
Entry to each Disney Park is dependent on local travel restrictions. That means locations in the United States are only open to foreign visitors from outside the European Schengen Area, UK, Ireland, China, Iran and Brazil, while its Paris location — when it reopens — will be subject to France’s entry rules, which prevent most non-EU nationals from coming into the country.
Only locals and returning citizens can access the Tokyo and Hong Kong Disney parks, while the Shanghai resort can only be accessed by locals or those who meet China’s strict entry requirements, including two negative test results taken within 48 hours of departures.
Disneyland Resort is only open to California residents until further notice.
What are the restrictions?
Every park has reduced capacity, and guests must take a temperature check on entry and observe social distancing at all times.
What’s the Covid situation?
Exact numbers of cases linked to Disney Parks are unclear.
What can visitors expect?
Similar to other Disney parks around the world, Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida have reopened with some restrictions.
Parades and fireworks have been put on hold indefinitely in a bid to keep guests safely apart. FASTPASS and Disney MaxPass services are suspended and not available for purchase or use.
Capacity has also been cut, with numbers further limited in restaurants and in queues to prevent overcrowding.
Despite this, guests can still dine in at their favorite restaurants and enjoy the rides, though character meet-and-greets have been replaced by socially distanced character processions.
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Joe Minihane, Julia Buckley, Karla Cripps, Frank Pallotta and Cheri Mossburg contributed to this report