A Dream Too Good To Be True?
The elevating Covid restrictions in California put people in shock to find out that Disneyland has already announced its opening date to the public. With our school year coming to an end, here are some things that you should know and be aware of when visiting Disneyland.
Recall that firework shows, character meetings, and eating are rejected from the parks. Guests who had frequently visited the park before its closure stated, “I think it’s too soon. More people need to be vaccinated and follow the rules before we can reopen.” When asked whether or not she would return now that Disneyland has opened, 11th Grader Megan Navarette said, “Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, I think I will not be going back to Disneyland now that it is open because of the fact that it has always been full and I think many of the people that will be going to Disneyland will not be respecting the 6 feet guidelines & expectations due to excitement, forgetfulness, etc.”
Junior Breanna Lucero said, “I do not really think I would go back just because I don't really like Disneyland but from what i heard i feel like they are handling their situation pretty well with sanitation and stuff.” Meanwhile, Senior Matthew Benson, stated, “I honestly personally feel comfortable with the idea of being able to slowly go back to Disneyland mainly because I think it is a great opportunity to get back into the old norms from before the covid outbreak happened.” However, one thing Californians are ecstatic about is the fact that Disneyland is only open to in-state residents and recently people who have been fully vaccinated.
Other than the regulations, what else changed?
Other regulations that are in place include the continuation of refunds for the annual pass program, which was discontinued back in January. Although the park is opening up, many of the rides may remain unavailable for the time being, allowing park-goers access to certain areas. Rides that are closed are the Disneyland Monorail, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, and Sailing Ship Columbia and at Disney California Adventure, the Red Car Trolley, and the Golden Zephyr will be closed.
What are some rides and events to look forward to?
Disneyland recently updated their Haunted Mansion ride, and most importantly, their new Avengers Campus. The Marvel-themed land will feature an interactive attraction featuring meets and greets with Black Widow, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Ant-Man, and many more. Furthermore, the iconic attraction, Snow Whites Enchanted Wish, has been updated and contains new scenes from the movie. With renovations for new hotel locations and many more campuses, Disney is looking at opening a variety of new rides for the future.