It has been nearly 14 months since the Disneyland Resort Theme Parks welcomed guests. In fact, it was 14 months ago that the Disneyland with Kids co-founders were at the parks, together, covering the short-lived 2020 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival. Disneyland Resort will once again welcome back guests on April 30, 2021, and the Disneyland with Kids community leaders and co-founders will be there to cover it for you.
For more than a year, we have watched updates from state officials, doctors, Disney parks, listened in on earnings calls, and dissected every rumor that came out, so that we would be able to help you navigate the park opening.
And now, it is finally here! Follow along, and let us help you plan your Disneyland vacation as the Magic Returns to Disneyland Resort, and the Disneyland with Kids Facebook Group.
And – while we are in Anaheim, covering the reopening, we also have a giveaway. That is right, one of you will win a $100 Gift Certificate.
It is an exciting time, and while the parks may only be welcoming California Residents at this time, we wanted to take time to help our members, and support the Anaheim community. So all four of the co-founders will be on-site, though only two will be entering the parks. We will be touring hotels, learning about changes to the ART shuttle, and watching what opening day looks like.
Disneyland with Kids Magic Returns Schedule:
Thursday: Hotel Tours – follow on social
Friday: Disneyland Resort Theme Parks Reopen and more hotel tours – follow on social
Saturday: Theme Parks and Downtown Disney
And then the first Wednesday in May, watch for our Magic Returns episode of the Disneyland with Kids Podcast.
Your Disneyland Magic Returns Reopening Guide
All of the Disneyland with Kids co-founders have been working hard on their own websites to have articles to help guests prepare to return to Disneyland. We have rounded up some of the best articles, and old favorites, that you will want to check out before you head back to Disneyland Resort.
When the Disneyland Resort closed its gates to visitors, many of us had tickets we had already purchased in hand. Jessica shares all the updates to ticket expiration dates. Chances are, your ticket is still valid!
California Theme Parks in 2021: What's Open, What's Not, & What's Coming Soon
From Disneyland, to Knott's, Sea World, to the multiple Six Flags... What parks are open, and who can visit? Leslie has you completed updated.
Julie is giving you some step by step tips for planning your first Disneyland Vacation.
Disneyland Reopening Info. Here is the information about Disneyland Reopening to get you started. Find out what will be different, including face mask requirements, and what to expect as far as health and safety precautions.
Before you can book your park reservations (that is the step below) you will need Disneyland tickets. Booking through our partner at Get Away Today will not only get you our special discount, but they are the only place that offers refundable Disneyland tickets (to our knowledge).
We earn money when you purchase through our link, and you get an amazing discount.
Becca live-streamed buying tickets on Get Away Today (she used another park as Disneyland tickets were not available yet). See how easy it is to get the tickets here.
Gone are the days of just planning a last-minute to Disneyland. Find out all about the new park reservation system... plus a video showing how to get reservations.
We recorded this episode in 2020, and little did we know how much the Disneyland App would play a part in your park planning in 2021. Download the Disneyland App and follow along during this podcast episode.
How You Need to Do Disneyland Differently in 2021: Tips from the Reopened Parks
Disneyland in 2021 looks different but the magic is still there. Get all the information to start planning your Disneyland trip.
Julie gives her top 21 Disneyland Tips for heading back to the parks.
Dining at Disneyland When Parks Reopen – Changes and Tips
What dining is open? Which options have mobile order? These and other Disneyland dining tips for heading back to Disneyland for the foodie.
Jessica has a great video on Mobile Ordering at Disneyland and a must-know tip to keep your party from going hungry.
Characters are still in the parks, but the interactions will be a little different. Check out what to expect from the characters as we return to the magic.
After the reopening of Disneyland, Leslie and Julie (who went into the parks) met up with Becca and Jessica (who just hung out in Downtown Disney and Anaheim) to discuss the reopening. This raw, emotional episode is loaded with great info and tips for your visit.
Once you have your tickets, and your park reservations, make it a vacation and support Anaheim businesses by booking a hotel. Booking through our partners at Get Away Today will lock in some amazing rates, and if you book two nights or more, use code DisneyKids to save a little extra.
Below you will find some of our best hotel tips and articles.
Ultimate List of Disneyland Hotels For Large Families
If you are a family of five or more, this is the guide for you. This list includes nearly every hotel that can sleep large families within a mile of Disneyland Resort. (We will be updating this post shortly)
Best Hotels within Walking Distance of Disneyland for Families (with Map!)
If you want to be close enough to walk to Disneyland, then we have some suggestions for you.
Everyone loves a hotel with free breakfast. Find out which hotels will get you fueled for your visit to Disneyland.
Stay on property or at a Good Neighbor Hotel? That is the question.