As of March 14, 2021 here is the California theme parks and national parks status, as well as details on restrictions currently in place due to COVID. With the ramping up of vaccinations things will likely change quickly over the next few months so check back often.
California Theme Parks Status
Disneyland Theme Park Status
The Downtown Disney District, and Buena Vista Street, are open with select retail and dining locations. Buena Vista Street remains open for guests through March 14, 2021, and will close March 15, 2021 to prepare for the upcoming A Touch of Disney experience.
A Touch of Disney, a new, ticketed experience at Disney California Adventure Park, will make its debut beginning March 18, 2021. Tickets for this experience go on sale March 4, 2021, and must be purchased online, in advance only for a specific date.
The Hotels of the Disneyland Resort remain closed and will reopen at a later date.
Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park remain closed and will reopen at a later date, pending state and local government approvals. This is currently estimated as late April at which time there will be attendance restrictions.
If you are in Anaheim and wondering what to do see our One Week in Anaheim blog
Universal Studios Hollywood Status
The theme park remains closed for normal operations. Universal CityWalk is open on a limited basis.
Universal Studios has now introduced the Taste of Universal, a separately ticketed, limited time event. Taste of Universal allows patrons to partake in dining, shopping and physically-distanced character interactions at the home of The Simpsons, Harry Potter and the Despicable Me Minions.
The theme park is likely to reopen sometime in April
Knott’s Berry Farm
The park is currently closed except for their food experience called Taste of Boysenberry.
The park has announced it will reopen sometime in May.
SeaWorld San Diego Status
The park is open! Reservations are required. Call in advance to select your reservation date.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom remains temporarily closed aside from the Marine World Experience. Reopening dates have not been announced.
The full park is closed but the Build N Play Days will open March 12 – 14, and daily through March 19 – April 11.
For Build N Play Days enjoy some of our most popular outdoor playgrounds, including the Hideaways in Castle Hill and DUPLO Playtown. Young builders can take part in special building activities in Fun Town, design their own LEGO minifigure cut out in Miniland or test their luck in the I-Spy Miniland U.S.A. Scavenger Hunt. Also enjoy outdoor dining including Smokehouse BBQ, Beer Garden, and Granny’s Apple Fries.
California National Parks Status
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Status
The park is open but the park has closed access to some facilities due to the pandemic. Two visitor centers are providing outdoor information services, weather depedent: Foothills Visitor Center and Giant Forest Museum. Kings Canyon Visitor Center is open, but only a few people are permitted to enter at a time. Park stores at each visitor center are open, offering sales of books, trail maps, and other educational items. Exhibit halls and theaters are closed. Camping is limited to one campground.
If you are looking to plan a vacation in these parks, see our One Week in Sequoia and Kings Canyon blog.
Yosemite National Park Status
The park is working to increase access in a phased approach. Reservations are not currently required to drive into Yosemite. Some services and facilities are limited, and shuttles are not operating. Currently, only a portion of Upper Pines Campground is open. Reservations are required. All trails are open except for normal winter closures on portions of the Mist, John Muir, and Four Mile Trails.
Death Valley National Park Status
The park is open. Most park roads, trailheads and overlooks are open, with a few exceptions.
Bonnie Claire Road and Scotty’s Castle remain closed due to ongoing flood recovery work. The Saline Valley Warm Spring soaking tubs are closed to entry.
Camping is open. Furnace Creek, Texas Springs, Sunset, Stovepipe Wells, Mesquite Spring, Wildrose,Thorndike, Mahognay Flat and Emigrant campgrounds are open. The primitive campgrounds at Eureka Dunes, Homestake Dry Camp, and Saline Valley Warm Springs are open.
Joshua Tree National Park
The park is open. All campgrounds are open. Park information and orientation materials are available in front of the following visitor centers: Oasis Visitor Center, Joshua Tree Visitor Center, Cottonwood Visitor Center.