October 4, 2023

A masked couple poses for photos in front of a statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California as 25% off visitors with safety restrictions, including the park, return to the park on Monday, May 3, 2021 fully occupied.

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Disney’s California-based parks will be welcoming non-Californian Native people starting June 15, the company said on Wednesday.

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure didn’t reopen to California residents until April 30, after they closed during the coronavirus lockdown.

In a company blog post, Disney reiterated that California’s guidelines strongly encourage theme park visitors to get a full virus vaccination or a negative Covid test before entering parks.

Guests must wear face covers while visiting Disneyland Resort regardless of their vaccination status.

Disney has changed its health and safety guidelines as the United States continues to have Covid vaccinations and new coronavirus cases occur daily.

“We will be able to increase our capacity limits. We have already started,” said CEO Bob Chapek during the company’s earnings statement at the beginning of May.

California is expected to lift all Covid restrictions on June 15th. The capacity of theme parks is currently limited to 25%.