As of June 6, 2021 here is the California theme parks and national parks status, as well as details on restrictions currently in place due to COVID. With new regulations being rolled out things will likely change quickly over the next few months so check back often.
California Theme Parks Status
Disneyland Theme Park Status
- Until June 15, 2021 only California residents may visit the Disneyland Resort theme parks in groups no larger than 3 households. Proof of residency may be required.
- The State of California strongly recommends that all Guests be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the theme parks.
The Downtown Disney District, and Buena Vista Street, are open with select retail and dining locations.
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa has begun a phased reopening. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will plan to reopen on June 15, 2021 with reduced capacity. The Disneyland Hotel will plan to reopen on July 2, 2021 with reduced capacity.
If you are in Anaheim and wondering what to do see our One Week in Anaheim blog
Universal Studios Hollywood Status
Universal Studios Hollywood is now open. In accordance with government guidelines, to visit you must either be a California resident oran out-of-state visitor who is fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after final dose was administered) for COVID-19 with a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO (proof of COVID-19 vaccination and photo ID will be required for park entry by out-of-state visitors, click here for requirements). Unfortunately, at this time, we can only welcome out-of-state visitors age 12 and over as children under age 12 are not eligible for vaccination. Party size for all visitors is limited to a maximum of three households.
Select venues are open for limited operations, individual venue and cinema hours may vary. Click here for CityWalk Hours.
For enhanced safety measures everyone is required to wear a face covering during their visit. Everyone sharing a table to dine indoors must be from the same household. Outdoor dining tables may be shared by up to three households.
Knott’s Berry Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm & Knott’s Soak City Now Open – Tickets & Reservations Available
Attendance is currently limited to California residents. Out-of-state guests welcome starting June 15.
SeaWorld San Diego Status
SeaWorld San Diego is operating as a theme park. Per state restrictions, attendance is generally limited to California in-state visitors. Fully vaccinated persons from out-of-state can visit the park if they show proof of a fully completed COVID-19 vaccine. To adhere to capacity guidelines, and for the health and safety of our animals, employees and guests, reservations and proper face coverings are required to enter the park. Starting June 15, SeaWorld San Diego may return to usual operations with no COVID-19 restrictions.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is open. According to the State of California requirements, only ‘in-state visitors’ may make a purchase and/or reservation at the current time.
LEGOLAND® California Resort is ready to play! Enjoy select* rides inside LEGOLAND Theme Park, plus LEGOLAND Water Park, SEA LIFE aquarium and both LEGOLAND Hotels at a limited capacity with advanced reservations required.
Theme park access is available for guests within the state of California. Out-of-state guests will be required to show valid identification and proof of COVID-19 vaccination that has been completed a minimum of 14 days prior to entering. Group sizes are limited to no larger than 3 households.
California National Parks Status
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Status
The park is open. Consistent with CDC recommendations, people who are not fully vaccinated (less than 2 weeks past your final dose) must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces. All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask on all forms of public transportation and in healthcare settings on DOI lands.
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 open with some restrictions. Reservations are required to drive into Yosemite.
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.
Furnace Creek, Mesquite Spring, Wildrose and Emigrant Campgrounds are open. The primitive campgrounds at Eureka Dunes, Thorndike, Mahogany, 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 the following visitor centers: Oasis Visitor Center, Joshua Tree Visitor Center, Cottonwood Visitor Center.