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What Will Be Open at Disneyland When It Reopens?

by Leap on April 7, 2021 Los Angeles

What's Open at Disneyland - Pinterest We look forward to riding our favorite rides and noshing our top Disneyland snacks when Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Parks reopen. But some rides will not be returning right away. A few are under refurbishment, and others will simply return at a later date. A few restaurants will be closed too.

We like to set realistic expectations for our tadpoles before we visit a theme park. We are so looking forward to be hopping back into the parks soon! So we let the kids know in advance which rides and attractions will be closed, as well as what will be open, at the Disneyland Resort theme parks. Then, we focus on the positive. Each family member identifies their must-do items and we fit them into our itinerary. The good news is that most of our favorite attractions will be open at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Parks when they reopen April 30!

What Will Be Open at Disneyland Resort When the Theme Parks Reopen?

What's Open at Disneyland - Admiral Akbar in Escape Pod

Disneyland is reopening! Hip, hop, hooray! We can expect shorter hours and some temporary changes in the beginning. The Disneyland hours during the reopening period are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. From May 14 through the end of June, hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can always find the most updated hours in the Disneyland app and on the Disneyland site.

We already know that the following services will be unavailable at both parks for some time:

  • FASTPASS
  • MaxPass
  • Extra Magic Hour
  • Magic Morning
  • Single Rider

Likewise, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will be the only Disneyland Resort hotel open for now.

You can find out more about Disneyland reopening guidelines, dates and safety information in our Disneyland reopening post. In order to visit a theme park, you'll need a park ticket to a specific park AND a park reservation. Our super hopful guide to Disneyland's new reservation system will take you through the process of making Disneyland reservations.

But what about rides, restaurants entertainment, experiences and dining packages? What will be open at Disneyland? Let’s take a look.

What Will Be Open at Disneyland Park?

Here are the rides and attractions, restaurants and experiences that will be open for Disneyland's reopening.

What's Open at Disneyland - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Rides and Attractions Open for Disneyland Park's Reopening

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Astro Orbitor
  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train
  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Gadget’s Go Coaster
  • Haunted Mansion (newly refurbished)
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • “it’s a small world”
  • King Arthur Carrousel (newly refurbished)
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  • Snow White’s Enchanted Wish (new!)
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (operating with a virtual queue)
  • Tarzan’s Treehouse
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

Expect capacity limits and physical distancing on both the rides themselves and in the queues.

Restaurants Open for Disneyland Park's Reopening

You can stuff your face with your favorite Disneyland food and treats at these locations:

  • Bengal Barbecue (mobile order available)
  • Café Orleans
  • French Market Restaurant (mobile order available)
  • Galactic Grill (mobile order available)
  • Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (mobile order available)
  • Jolly Holiday Bakery Café (mobile order available)
  • Little Red Wagon (mobile order available)
  • Market House
  • Milk Stand (mobile order available)
  • Mint Julep Bar (mobile order available)
  • Plaza Inn (mobile order available)
  • Red Rose Taverne (mobile order available)
  • River Belle Terrace
  • Ronto Roasters (mobile order available)
  • Ship to Shore Marketplace
  • Stage Door Café (mobile order available)
  • The Tropical Hideaway (mobile order available)
  • Toon-Up Treats
  • Vending carts such as churros, ice cream and popcorn

Keep in mind that some dining experiences will be modified, limited in capacity and subject to closure.

Entertainment Available for Disneyland's Reopening

Compared to what we are used to at Disneyland, there will be limited entertainment on a smaller scale. This is to prevent crowds from gathering. Here are the experiences that are expected to be available; however, once the entertainment calendar is released, we expect to add to this list:

  • VIP Tours (additional cost, and must be reserved in advance)
  • Droid Depot (the Disneyland site says it may be available and no reservation is required)
  • Savi’s Workshop Handbuilt Lightsabers (The Disneyland site says it may be available, but reservations are limited. Reservations and open April 22, 2021.)
  • Surprise character sightings

What Will Be Closed at Disneyland Park?

What's Open at Disneyland - Jungle Cruise Monkey

The following rides/attractions, restaurants and entertainment will be closed at Disneyland Park upon reopening.

Rides and Attractions That Will Be Closed When Disneyland Park Reopens

  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (closed for refurbishment)
  • Chip ‘n Dale Treehouse
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
  • Disneyland Monorail
  • Donald’s Boat
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
  • Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition
  • Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
  • Goofy’s Playhouse
  • Jungle Cruise (closed for refurbishment)
  • Main Street Cinema
  • Matterhorn (closed for refurbishment)
  • Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
  • Sailing Ship Columbia
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats

Restaurants That Will Be Closed When Disneyland Park Reopens

  • Alien Pizza Planet
  • Blue Bayou (but when it does reopen, adult beverages will be served!)
  • Carnation Cafe
  • Clarabelle’s
  • Daisy’s Diner
  • Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo
  • Edelweiss Snacks
  • The Golden Horseshoe
  • Harbour Galley
  • Hungry Bear Restaurant
  • Kat Saka’s Kettle
  • Maurice’s Treats
  • Oga’s Cantina
  • Pluto’s Dog House
  • Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante
  • Refreshment Corner
  • Royal Street Verandah
  • Tiki Juice Bar
  • Tropical Imports
  • Troubadour Tavern
  • Vending carts such as turkey leg, fruit, lemonade and pretzel carts (although you may be able to find these items at other restaurant locations)
  • Dining packages and experiences, such as Fantasmic! Dining Packages, Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park, Plaza Inn Dining Packages and Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience

Entertainment/Tours/Experiences That Will Be Closed at Disneyland Park

You can usually check the entertainment calendar to get a sense of what to expect prior to your visit. These shows and experiences will not be returning soon:

  • Fantasmic!
  • Fireworks or projection shows
  • Magic Happens parade (but keep an eye out for cavalcades)
  • Mickey and the Magical Map
  • Storytelling at Royal Theater (but hop by for some distanced character meet and greets!)
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (but the shop is open)
  • Tours such as Disney's Happiest Haunts Tour, The Grand Circle Tour, "Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort" Guided Tour or "Walk in Walt's Disneyland Footsteps" Guided Tour
  • Personal character meet and greets

What Will Be Open at Disney California Adventure Park?

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The following rides and attractions, restaurants, entertainment and experiences are expected to be open when Disney California Adventure reopens. As an extra bit of pixie dust, popular items from A Touch of Disney — 1/2 Monte Cristo, Brisket Mac ‘n Cheese and S’mores Shake — will be available at Smokejumpers Grill!

Rides and Attractions Open for Disney California Adventure Park's Reopening

  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
  • Incredicoaster
  • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind
  • Jessie’s Critter Carousel
  • Jumpin’ Jellyfish
  • Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
  • Pixar Pal-A-Round – Non-Swinging
  • Pixar Pal-A-Round – Swinging
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Silly Symphony Swings
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
  • Toy Story Midway Mania!
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Restaurants Available for Disney California Adventure Park's Reopening

  • Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats (mobile order available)
  • Angry Dogs
  • Award Wieners (mobile order available)
  • Cappuccino Cart - Gourmet Coffee (mobile order available)
  • Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining
  • Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill (mobile order available)
  • Cozy Cone Motel – Cones 1-3 (Churros, Ice Cream, Cone-coctions) (mobile order available)
  • Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe
  • Flo’s V8 Cafe (mobile order available)
  • Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
  • Hollywood Lounge (mobile order available)
  • Lamplight Lounge
  • Pacific Wharf Distribution Co. (mobile order temporarily available through Cocina Cucamonga)
  • Poultry Palace
  • Rita’s Baja Blenders (mobile order temporarily available through Cocina Cucamonga)
  • Smokejumpers Grill (mobile order available)
  • Sonoma Terrace (mobile order available)
  • Studio Catering Co. (mobile order temporarily available through Hollywood Lounge)
  • Vending carts for popcorn, churros and ice cream

Keep in mind that some dining experiences will be modified, limited in capacity and subject to closure.

What Will Be Open at Disneyland Resort? - Joy Greets Guests at Pixar Pier

Entertainment Available When Disney California Adventure Park Reopens

  • Surprise character sightings
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Games of Pixar Pier

What Will Be Closed at Disney California Adventure Park?

Rides That Will Be Closed at Disney California Adventure Park

That Are Closed at Disney California Adventure - Grizzly River Run

The good news is that most major rides and attractions will be open! The following rides and attractions will be closed for the theme park reopening:

  • Animation Academy
  • Avengers Campus (opening June 4, 2021)
  • Sorcerer’s Workshop
  • The Boudin Bakery Tour
  • Golden Zephyr
  • Grizzly River Run (closed for refurbishment)
  • Red Car Trolleys
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
  • The Blue Sky Cellar

Restaurants That Are Closed at Disney California Adventure Park

These restaurants will be closed for the Disney California Adventure reopening (no Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums!?):

  • Bayside Brews
  • Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta
  • Carthay Circle Restaurant (Alfresco Dining Lounge experience will still be open outside)
  • Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream
  • Corn Dog Castle
  • Fairfax Market
  • Fillmore’s Taste-in
  • Jack-Jack’s Cookie Num Nums
  • Lemonade Carts
  • Lucky Fortune Cookery
  • Mendocino Terrace
  • Pacific Wharf Cafe
  • Paradise Garden Grill
  • Schmoozies
  • Señor Buzz Churros
  • Vending carts such as turkey legs, fruit and pretzels (although you may be able to find these items at other restaurant locations)
  • Wine Country Trattoria
  • World of Color Dining Package
  • World of Color Dessert Party

Entertainment That Will Not Be Available at Disney California Adventure Park

Large shows and nighttime spectaculars will not be returning in the near future. You can usually check the entertainment calendar to get a sense of what is on the schedule.

The following shows are closed for now:

  • Frozen — Live at the Hyperion
  • World of Color

Disneyland Hotel Dining

The following hotel dining experiences are available for guests of the Grand Californian:

  • GCH Craftsman Bar
  • GCH Craftsman Grill (mobile order available)
  • Hearthstone Lounge (mobile order available)

The following hotel dining character experiences are unavailable:

  • Breakfast and Dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen
  • Classic Afternoon Tea at the Disneyland Hotel
  • Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures
  • Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast
  • Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet

Do you have any other questions about what's open at Disneyland? As more information is released, we will continue to update this list of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure openings and closures. If you are looking for a hoppin' deal on Disneyland Resort tickets, you can save some money when buying through Undercover Tourist!

Related: What's Coming to Disneyland in 2021 and Beyond

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