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What to expect when Knott’s Berry Farm reopens this week

Knott’s Berry Farm will reopen this week with the new Bear-y Tales dark ride after a yearlong coronavirus closure as the Buena Park theme park prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary and relaunch the Summer Nights food festival later this month. Knott’s will reopen on Thursday, May 6 to season passholders following more than 13 months of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The park will reopen to the general public on May 21. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new a...
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Disneyland president says reopening symbolizes hope and optimism after yearlong closure

Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock says the reopening of Disneyland after a 412-day coronavirus closure represents the joy and optimism the Anaheim theme park stands for and symbolizes California and the United States turning a corner on the COVID-19 pandemic. “The importance of this to the people in this state and really the people throughout the country became much more than just getting a business open,” Potrock said in an interview at the park Friday. “It became really symbolic of bring...
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Disneyland reopens to the public after 13-month coronavirus closure

Disneyland has returned after a yearlong coronavirus closure with a rethemed Snow White’s Enchanted Wish, updated Haunted Mansion and refreshed King Arthur Carrousel to the delight of die-hard fans who waited hours to snag tickets for the reopening of the Anaheim theme park. Fans anxious to ride the wildly popular Rise of the Resistance attraction and the soon-to-change Splash Mountain log flume had their wish granted when Disneyland finally swung open the gates just after 8 a.m. Friday, ending ...
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Disneyland to launch new annual pass program this year

Disneyland will launch a new membership program this year to replace the annual pass program that was canceled in January out of concern that demand by a million passholders could overwhelm the parks once they reopen following a yearlong coronavirus closure. Disneyland resort president Ken Potrock said on the D23 Inside Disney podcast that the new membership program for the Anaheim theme parks will be launched this year. “We’re working on that right now and we will clearly be launching something...
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How Disneyland made Snow White ride less scary and more ‘happily ever after’

Walt Disney Imagineering’s Dave Caranci remembers feeling a mix of trepidation and excitement about riding the Snow White dark ride in Fantasyland for the first time as a 5-year-old visiting Disneyland with his family. “The first time I rode it was in the early ‘70s and it scared me to death,” said Caranci, Imagineering’s manager of creative development. “It was always one of those that you wanted to ride, but as you went to get on it you didn’t want to.” Caranci has spent the past year working ...
Tags: Star Wars, California, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Snow White, Peter Pan, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Southern California, Anaheim, DCA, Niles, Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt, Disney California Adventure


Niles: The new version of Disneyland debuts

Welcome to Disneyland 2.0. After a pretty much uninterrupted run of nearly 65 years, Disneyland is returning after a break of more than 13 months. It’s been a hard reset for the resort, which now will be forced to operate in ways different than it has before. Some of these changes will be temporary. But some might endure, as Disneyland adapts to operate within a new reality. The pandemic has been just one of several factors shaping this new reality, creating challenges not just for Disneyland bu...
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What to expect when Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reopen this week

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will return this week with the reimagined Snow White’s Enchanted Wish dark ride, the wildly popular Rise of the Resistance attraction and the soon-to-change Splash Mountain log flume ride after a yearlong coronavirus closure. Disneyland and DCA will reopen on Friday, April 30 following more than a year of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disneyland will begin soft opening previews for employees on Tuesday, April 27. Sign up for our Park Life news...
Tags: Star Wars, California, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Lincoln, Snow White, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Pixar, Disneyland, Orange County, Santa Clara, Gavin Newsom


LAUSD board names interim schools chief

The Los Angeles Unified school board announced Friday, April 23, that Megan Reilly, the district’s deputy superintendent, will take over as interim schools chief when current Superintendent Austin Beutner’s contract runs out at the end of June. Reilly, who will take over the helm on July 1, received the unanimous support of the board, which met in closed session Friday, two days after Beutner informed board members he would not seek a contract renewal. Reilly first worked for LAUSD as its chief ...
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30+ Disneyland and DCA restaurants, bars and food stands will remain closed when the parks return

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will return without more than 30 of their 70+ food and beverage locations when the Anaheim theme parks reopen later this month after a yearlong coronavirus closure. Disneyland and DCA will keep dozens of eateries shuttered as part of the phased reopening of the parks due state-mandated attendance capacity constraints and Disney’s commitment to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. “We’re bringing back the magic at places like Lamplight Lounge, Sonoma T...
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California theme parks can allow out-of-state visitors, according to new state guidelines

Disney, Universal and other theme parks in the state that had been forced to limit attendance to California residents can now allow out-of-state visitors under revised state guidelines — but not all parks are swinging open their gates to interstate travelers just yet. Revised guidelines in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy now allow fully vaccinated out-of-state visitors to attend activities or events that are currently limited to California residents only. California theme parks...
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Disneyland relaxes employee beard restrictions to Sneezy, Sleepy and Grumpy lengths

Disneyland employees can grow their beards as long as Sneezy, Sleepy or Grumpy provided they keep them neat and tidy in a break from long-standing rules regarding facial hair and park traditions stretching back to the 1950s. Disneyland has relaxed restrictions on mustaches and beards for employees as part of major changes to the Anaheim theme park’s dress code designed to make the guidelines gender inclusive. Mustache and beard lengths are now at the discretion of Disneyland employees provided t...
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Why 30+ Disneyland and DCA rides, attractions and shows will remain closed when the parks return

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will return without three dozen of their 80+ rides, attractions and shows when the Anaheim theme parks reopen later this month after a yearlong coronavirus closure. Most of the shuttered Disneyland and DCA rides, attractions and shows will remain closed due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines issued by the state. More than three-quarters of the closed attractions will be shuttered for five coronavirus-related reasons: High-touch environments, socia...
Tags: California, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Sport, Cruise, Things To Do, Soccer, Lincoln, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Pixar, Disneyland, Southern California, Tom Sawyer, Anaheim, DCA


Disneyland reopening day reservations ‘sold out’ — with a very important asterisk

Advance reservations for the reopening day of Disneyland are “sold out” for both single-park and parkhopper tickets, but there is still a way to get into the Anaheim theme park when it returns after an extended coronavirus closure. The “sold out” sign hanging in front of Disneyland on reopening day comes with a very important asterisk. You can still get into the original Disney theme park on April 30 if you buy a parkhopper ticket and get an advance reservation for Disney California Adventure. ...
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Park Life: Disneyland releases ticket prices and adopts ‘gender inclusive’ employee dress code

Will Disneyland raise ticket prices when the parks reopen? How will the Haunted Mansion change when Disneyland returns? When will Knott’s Berry Farm reopen? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. Ticket Prices Disneyland releases ticket prices and pricing calendar for when the parks reopen. Passholders aren’t happy. Disneyla...
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Disneyland adopts ‘gender inclusive’ hair and dress rules for employees

Disneyland will allow employees to choose from gender-inclusive hairstyles, fingernail styles, jewelry and theme park costumes that provide more flexibility of personal expression in a major change to the theme park’s dress code. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro announced the gender-inclusive policy change to the Disney Look on Tuesday, April 13 in a post on the Disney Parks Blog. “We want our guests to see their own backgrounds and traditions reflected in the stories...
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How the Rise of the Resistance virtual queue will work when Disneyland reopens

Star Wars fans eager to blast off on a rescue mission to a Star Destroyer on the Rise of the Resistance attraction in Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland will have a new virtual queue boarding procedure to follow when the park returns after a yearlong coronavirus closure. Boarding passes for the popular Rise of the Resistance will be issued twice a day for the dark ride’s virtual queue — once in morning when Disneyland opens and again in the afternoon. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out ...
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Disneyland releases ticket prices and pricing calendar for April 30 reopening

Disneyland fans eagerly awaiting tickets to go on sale and advance reservations to become available for the reopening of the Anaheim theme parks got their first look at the pricing calendar and a dose of good news: Ticket prices aren’t rising for the first time in years. Disneyland released the ticket calendar on Friday, April 9 for the first two months after the parks reopen on April 30 following a yearlong coronavirus closure. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and i...
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Disney teases Groot walking animatronic and ‘real’ Star Wars lightsaber

Disney theme park boss Josh D’Amaro offered a rare sneak peek at a pair of innovative blue-sky technologies that Walt Disney Imagineering is working on for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Avengers Campus and Disney theme parks around the globe. The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products chairman showed off a “real” Star Wars lightsaber and teased a Groot walking audio-animatronic during a virtual press event to announce the June 4 opening date of Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure. Sign u...
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Disneyland will open Avengers Campus in June after a yearlong delay due to the pandemic

Disney plans a June opening for the new Marvel super hero land that will see Spider-Man swinging across the sky, Doctor Strange conjuring up magic spells and Captain America fighting villains along rooftops. The new Avengers Campus themed land based on Marvel superhero stories will open on June 4 at Disney California Adventure, according to Disney officials. The announcement was made on Thursday, April 8 during a virtual press event hosted by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh ...
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SeaWorld San Diego will reopen with rides and coasters next week after year without thrills

SeaWorld San Diego will bring back thrill rides and roller coasters next week after operating as a zoo, hosting food festivals and offering a once-in-a-lifetime drive-thru special event in an effort to keep the theme park partially open during the yearlong coronavirus pandemic. SeaWorld San Diego will fully reopen at limited capacity with rides, attractions and roller coasters on Monday, April 12, according to park officials. “We’re delighted to bring back some of the best thrill and family ride...
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Park Life: Disneyland tickets go on sale next week and which rides will be open and closed

When do Disneyland tickets go on sale? What rides will be closed at Disneyland and DCA? What booze is coming to the Blue Bayou menu? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. Taking Reservations Expect a long virtual line to form when Disneyland starts selling tickets next week. Here’s what you need to know to make reservations. ...
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What to expect when Riverside’s Castle Park returns after yearlong pandemic closure

A small Riverside amusement park whose innovative founder designed early Knott’s Berry Farm rides and befriended Walt Disney a decade before Disneyland debuted will soon be filled again with the joyous sights, smells and sounds of summer. Castle Park will reopen on Friday, April 9 after being closed for more than a year by state COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. “We have shown Castle Park can offer a fun, clean and safe environment for our guests to enjoy an outdoor family outing or sociall...
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Which Disneyland and DCA rides will be open — and closed — when the parks return

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will return with many but not all of their 80-plus rides, attractions and shows when the Anaheim theme parks reopen later this month after a yearlong coronavirus closure. Disney has confirmed more than 40 rides and attractions will return when the Anaheim theme parks reopen on April 30 — including Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Previously, Disney had confirmed that only the renamed Snow White’s E...
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Disneyland announces dates to purchase tickets and make reservations following coronavirus closure

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure have announced the dates when the Anaheim theme parks will begin selling tickets and allowing visitors to make mandatory reservations following a year-long closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Theme park ticket sales for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will resume on April 15 no earlier than 8 a.m. Advanced online reservations will open on April 12 no earlier than 8 a.m. for visitors with previously purchased tickets. Sign up for our Park L...
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Disneyland could be forced to close or modify Rise of the Resistance under state guidelines

Revised state guidelines could force Disneyland to close or modify the popular Rise of the Resistance attraction in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge under new rules governing indoor rides when the Anaheim theme park reopens later this month after a year-long coronavirus closure. California’s revised COVID-19 health and safety guidelines require theme parks to limit indoor rides and attractions to no more than 15 minutes. Rise of the Resistance lasts about 18 minutes, according to Touring Plans, which us...
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How Avengers Campus will be like Disneyland’s Tomorrowland

The new Avengers Campus set to debut in 2021 at Disney California Adventure will take inspiration from a Disneyland themed land that’s always in a constant struggle to remain innovative, futuristic and evolving: Tomorrowland. “We realized that Avengers Campus was really our opportunity to create a Tomorrowland for Disney California Adventure and really look forward and tap into that spirit of Silicon Valley through inventors like Tony Stark and to really dream about what the future could be,” Wa...
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Disney Imagineer Kevin Rafferty’s journey from Disneyland dishwasher to Cars Land designer

Walt Disney Imagineer Kevin Rafferty used to hang out in the Disneyland cast member parking lot in the 1970s with his fellow dishwashers from the Plaza Inn restaurant and imagine the rides and attractions they’d build at the Anaheim theme park. “We’d talk about our dreams and aspirations,” said Rafferty, who is preparing to retire after a 42-year career at Imagineering. “We talked about the things we’d do someday at the park if we had a chance.” In 2012, Rafferty found himself standing in the sa...
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Disneyland Proposes “Immersive Theme Park” Expansion, May Include ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Frozen,’ and ‘Avatar’ Lands

Disneyland could be getting a lot bigger. The theme park has announced their new DisneylandForward initiative, which will see the House of Mouse working with the city of Anaheim to reimagine what the resort district of Disneyland could look like by building what they refer to as a “Immersive Theme Park” expansion. The hope is for Disneyland to create a more integrated experience between the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks that would also beef up each park substantially by bring...
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Disney’s new food festival has a few kinks — here’s how to work around them

Disneyland still has plenty of kinks to work out and some rust to knock off its operational gears after a yearlong coronavirus closure as the Anaheim theme park uses its new food festival as a rehearsal run for a full return in late April. The launch of A Touch of Disney last week at Disney California Adventure was plagued by problems as visitors faced long waits to park, enter the front gate, place mobile orders and pick up food during the new festival, according to Disney fan websites. “It was...
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How Disneyland ride capacity could plummet under COVID-19 restrictions

People-eater attractions like Pirates of the Carribean, Haunted Mansion and It’s a Small World, known for gobbling up riders, will have their capacity levels severely slashed when Disneyland returns after a year-long coronavirus closure. Updated state guidelines for California theme parks will keep indoor attractions at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure at reduced capacity levels indefinitely and could force the Anaheim theme parks to keep some rides closed. Sign up for our Park Life n...
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