LOCAL NEWS

Disneyland Resort Dropping Out-Of-State Restrictions Next Week

Jun 8, 2021, 12:36 PM | Updated: 12:36 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — No one from the state of Utah has stepped inside the Disneyland Resort theme parks in 450 days after they closed due to COVID-19 on March 14, 2020.

Well, Disney fans are now just a week away from making more magical memories in Southern California because the restrictions for out-of-state visitors will end Tuesday.

Local Disneyland expert and creator of The Happiest Blog On Earth Jessica Sanders shared what she’s been doing to keep that happiness going through this massive hiatus.

“Definitely Disney music, Disney puzzles,” she said. “(I’ve) got a few extra pairs of these (ears) over the pandemic — more merchandise than I ever need in my life.”

Starting Tuesday, you’ll be able to plan that vacation to Anaheim again — and ‘plan’ is probably the most important word, next to pixie dust.

Sanders said the days of spontaneity and visiting these theme parks on the fly are gone, at least for now, and that might not be a bad thing.

“You can’t just buy a ticket, show up that day and go inside,” she said. “This is a process. There’s more planning than we’re used to and those reservations for the theme parks open up 120 days in advance.”

Utahns have to buy their tickets before selecting the days they’ll attend, up to four months before their trip — and the days will fill up fast.

There is a new reservation calendar section on the Disneyland website that shows the month of June is completely reserved.

You’re out of luck if you’re just starting your search for available days and July is filling up fast.

So word to the wise, you’ve got to start planning now for fall break.

Here are Sanders’ top tips for those Disneyland fans:

Buy your tickets and make that reservation. The tickets are valid until the end of next year.

Download the Disneyland App because everything inside of the park moves smoothly on mobile now, from food ordering to ticket queues for the more popular rides.

(Disneyland Resort)

Visitors now have to select their starting park online if they have a park hopper ticket, and there is no park hopping until after 1 p.m.

And if you go to The Happiest Blog on Earth, Sanders works hard to give you the latest news about the constant changes because there will be updates.

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

Amid extreme heat that set new records Thursday, doctors were cautioning that symptoms of heat-rela...

Andrew Adams

Doctors caution against exercise in triple-digit heat as temperatures soar in Salt Lake City

Amid extreme heat that set new records Thursday, doctors were cautioning that symptoms of heat-related illnesses and heat stroke could set in within a matter of minutes.

8 hours ago

President Volodymyr Zelensky and First Lady Olena Zelenska plan to attend a meeting of the National...

Daniel Woodruff

How a ‘surprise’ visit to Utah by Ukraine’s president came together

Jonathan Freedman, president of World Trade Center-Utah and honorary consul of Ukraine in Utah, said this high-profile visit came after about three weeks of hard work. Freedman said Gov. Spencer Cox invited President Zelensky to speak to the NGA, which Cox currently chairs.

8 hours ago

Officials with Hildale City notified residents Thursday night to stop indoor water use effective im...

Mark Jones

Hildale City officials order stop to indoor water use after drinking well found damaged

Officials with Hildale City notified residents Thursday night to stop indoor water use effective immediately after damage to a well was discovered.

9 hours ago

Dollar General will improve safety protocols in stores and pay $12 million in penalties in a sweepi...

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN

Dollar General has 48 hours to make its stores safer or it will face big fines

Dollar General will improve safety protocols in stores and pay $12 million in penalties in a sweeping settlement with the Department of Labor over the discount chain’s history of putting low-wage employees in dangerous working conditions.

10 hours ago

Officials with the Utah Jazz and Salt Lake City unveiled a renovated basketball court at Liberty Pa...

Brianna Chavez

Salt Lake City and Utah Jazz unveil renovated basketball court at Liberty Park

Officials with the Utah Jazz and Salt Lake City unveiled a renovated basketball court at Liberty Park on Thursday.

11 hours ago

One of the stray fireworks striking the stands at Brigham Young University’s LaVell Edwards Stadi...

Mark Jones

UPDATE: 18 injured at Stadium of Fire accident, officials say

In its latest update, the Provo Fire Department said Thursday that 18 people were injured in a fireworks mishap at the Stadium of Fire on July 4. 

11 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

A kitchen in a modern farmhouse....

Lighting Design

A room-by-room lighting guide for your home

Bookmark this room-by-room lighting guide whenever you decide to upgrade your lighting or style a new home.

Photo courtesy of Artists of Ballet West...

Ballet West

The rising demand for ballet tickets: why they’re harder to get

Ballet West’s box office is experiencing demand they’ve never seen before, leaving many interested patrons unable to secure tickets they want.

Electrician repairing ceiling fan with lamps indoors...

Lighting Design

Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans

When used correctly, ceiling fans help circulate cool and warm air. They can also help you save on utilities.

Side view at diverse group of children sitting in row at school classroom and using laptops...

PC Laptops

5 internet safety tips for kids

Read these tips about internet safety for kids so that your children can use this tool for learning and discovery in positive ways.

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why printer security should be top of mind for your business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light up your home with these top lighting trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Disneyland Resort Dropping Out-Of-State Restrictions Next Week