What to Know About The Reopening of Amusement Parks & Disneyland - 510 Families
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What to Know About The Reopening of Amusement Parks & Disneyland

As of June 15, 2021, the Governor terminated the executive orders that put into place the Stay Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. He also phased out the vast majority of executive actions put in place since March 2020 as part of the pandemic response, leaving a subset of provisions that facilitate the ongoing recovery.

Open amusement parks  | Closed for now

Open Amusement Parks with restrictions

Fairyland, Oakland (Alameda County)

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The entrance of Fairyland always looks welcoming | Photo: Jackie Salas

 Fairyland is open five days per week with some restrictions in place. Learn a lot more about Fairyland’s reopening. Website for ticket purchase >

Six Flags Marine World (Solano County)

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is open as a zoo before April 1 | Photo: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has gone retro by offering The Marine World Experience (with advanced ticket sales) as a zoological destination hosting special events on the weekends. Rides were starting as of April 1, 2021. Website >

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Oakland Zoo, Oakland (Alameda County)

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The view from the Oakland Zoo gondola is always pretty sweet | Photo: Julie Herson

The Oakland Zoo is open for many popular attractions including the outdoor zoo and gondola. Many restrictions still apply to common play areas and indoor spaces. Rides are now open. Learn about Oakland Zoo’s reopening. Website for ticket purchase >

Happy Hollow Theme Park & Zoo, San Jose (Santa Clara County)

The Happy Hollow Theme Park is open as a zoo only with advance reservations. Website for ticket purchase >

Santa Cruz Boardwalk (Santa Cruz County)

Rides opened on April 1, with advance reservations required. 8-12 rides will be open daily. Buy tickets and learn about reopening.

Amusement Parks opening soon

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Photo: Disney Parks Blog

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Disneyland, Anaheim (Orange County)

Disneyland announced Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park officially reopened on April 30. Alameda Mom, Leslie, keeps track of Disneyland happenings on her blog and @tripswithtykes Instagram as well. Keep up with the exciting details on the Disney Parks Blog.

California’s Great America, Santa Clara (Santa Clara County)

Opening Day scheduled for May 22 with the restrictions below in place. Find out more on the website >

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, Gilroy (Santa Clara County)

Opening Day scheduled for May 22 with the restrictions below in place. Find out more on the website >

LEGOLAND California, Carlsbad (San Diego County)

Opening Day scheduled for April 1 with some restrictions in place with additional rides expected on April 16. Find out more on the website >

Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles (Los Angeles County)

Opening Day scheduled for April 16 with the restrictions below in place. Find out more on the website >

Closed for now: Amusement Parks

Small World Park, Pittsburg (Contra Costa County)

Sadly, Small World Park is closed until further notice. Find announcements on their website >

Pixieland Amusement Park, Concord (Contra Costa County)

Unfortunately, Pixieland is closed until further notice. Find announcements on their Facebook page >

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Vallejo’s Six Flags Wave Swinger, reopening TBD | Photo: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

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