Here’s when California theme parks plan to reopen and what will be different


Yazmeen Gonzalez

After a year of being shutdown, the California state government will allow theme parks and attractions all across the State to reopen as early as April 1, 2021, as long as they follow guidelines. Some parks have published dates on when this will happen (see below). Opening dates aren’t all up to the theme parks. California theme parks can reopen at 15% attendance capacity in the red/substantial tier 2, 25% capacity in the orange/moderate tier 3 and 35% capacity in the least-restrictive yellow/minimal tier 4. One very important thing to note, only California residents are eligible to visit the state’s theme parks when they reopen.

Universal Studios Hollywood announced that it’s reopening on April 16, with ticket sales opening on April 8.

Six Flags Magic Mountain in North Los Angeles County reopens on April 1.

Knott’s Berry Farm plans to reopen in May (though no exact date has been revealed).

Disneyland Park Reopening date April 30th

Visitors can review reopening protocols on the park’s website. You will be required to plan visit in advance and provide information about your current health status. Visitors must wear a face covering and will pass through a thermal screening tent to check temperatures. At least one person from a group must download the park’s mobile app for ticketing and real-time alerts.